Any thoughts on this?
Probably a secret back door deal to lift the ban if the EPA would declare the polar bear and endangered species. Simply quid pro quo.
I'm still hoping that the California ban will be repealed before it goes into effect. If it does go into effect, expect Nevada's foie gras production and sales to go way up.
I'd have thought if consumers knew how it was produced (forced feeding) there would be little demand for it anyway.
People that go to fine dining restaurants don't give a hairy rats a$$ about what the animal suffered just as long as it is trendy and over priced.
It was a ridiculous ban in the first place. Glad they finally came to their senses! People demand their right to be overfed every day, and then complain when it's done to a goose. Yeesh.
The bird is going to be eaten. So, im not sure what the big deal is.
If it was just regular ol' liver there probably wouldn't be a problem. I think its due to the method of feeding and some people arguing that its inhumane.
Its a pretty petty disagreement and barely newsworthy imho. Much bigger things going on in the world...
I dont think eating the duck is good for its health either!
After all the trouble my mother went through to get me to eat liver, you would think I would stay away from this stuff. But my interest was piqued so I tried some. It tastes very much like polar bear liver.
Foie gras is disgusting. It looks like cat food.
Right, just look at veal. Oh, wait...
this is a slippery slope. have you ever seen how chickens are raised? or cows? or pigs? or snails?
But it will be killed humanely, i.e. no suffering.
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I mean, sure you want to minimize the amount of suffering as much as possible. But at the same time, the bird is going to be eating. These PETA nuts want to make sure these animals are given a four star meal, fresh oats, a nice bath and bedtime story, bla bla bla.
Is it going to make a difference at the end of the day when the bird is dead and in your tummy anyways?
You're going to die too. Does it make a difference how you spend the rest of your life?
Im not being raised for food. The duck is. I dont care if the duck is pampered or not, why should I? Its purpose is to get fat, die, and feed someone, and be tasty in the process!
Your analogy makes no sense to me. Are you going to seriously compare a persons life to that of livestock?
The logic is no different than why you don't torture kitties for fun. (I assume you don't.)
There is no need to inflict unnecessary pain and suffering on a living creature. We acknowledge that we are meat-eaters, and we do kill and eat creatures. But their suffering does not serve that interest.
It is a matter of scale. Of course I am not considering them equitable.
Um, yes it is. Killing kitties for fun serves no point other than torture. Killing these ducks is for food. Again, this comparison makes no sense.
Its not unnecessary though. The point is to make them fatter for more food.
Don't you guys feel sorry for that lobster in the tank just before dinner? Of all the ways to go... boiling to death! And so I can eat your flesh!
If there is a cause to fight it should be boiling, not overeating!
You've confused two things in the above argument. The claim of "unnecessary" wasn't about killing them it was about whether their time while alive was miserable. (though upon review I'm seeing that there was a lot of vagueness in the thread.)
Besides, you agree:
That's all I was saying. No more.
Sure, I agree with you there. All Im saying is that fattening them up is a necessary evil; therefore, its not explicit torture.
No, they take a sharp knife and crack the lobsters head in half and then dump it into the pot. But sometimes they cut off its claws and boil it alive. Hahaha, what a way to go. Its going to be eaten anyways. So, meh. <shrug> its tasty!
Have you seen how they feed them? It's pretty horrifying.
Pretty much all forms of meat are horrifying though. I admit, its not that nice. But there also not pets.
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