Foie gras ban gets vivid hearing

by 5m Editor
14 September 2005, at 12:00am

US - Veterinarians and animal rights activists on Tuesday described in graphic detail how geese and ducks suffer while being force-fed to create the liver delicacy known as foie gras. &quot;I&#39;m sorry I had breakfast after listening to you,&quot; said Ald. Shirley Coleman (16th). If there was any doubt about the torturous nature of the process used to create the pricey appetizer, veterinarian Dr. Holly Cheever cleared it up -- and then some. Cheever is a wildlife rehabilitator who specializes in treating ducks, geese and other injured waterfowl. She described how a goose or duck is restrained three times a day while a steel feeding pipe is jammed down its esophagus. That&#39;s how the delicacy known as foie gras -- French for fatty liver -- is created. <i>Source: SunTimes</I>

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