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The Politics of Food: Foie Gras

PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:19 am
Author: Piling


Anti Foie Gras demonstrators are scarry, btw, like furious veggies. :lol:

Re: The Politics of Food: Foie Gras

PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:20 pm
Author: Anthea
Piling wrote:http://youtu.be/JjQWwhxz5rQ

Anti Foie Gras demonstrators are scarry, btw, like furious veggies. :lol:


SICK THE WAY HUMANS TREAT ANIMALS :ymsick:

Re: The Politics of Food: Foie Gras

PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 2:35 pm
Author: Piling
I advise you to watch since the 33' mn, when the reporter goes to a French traditional foie gras producer. No traumatizing images at all. Gooses have a best life than many of San Francisco Urban Citizens.


Re: The Politics of Food: Foie Gras

PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:19 pm
Author: Londoner
This is really cruel, but it has become a culture like Islamic animal slaughter
.

Re: The Politics of Food: Foie Gras

PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:49 pm
Author: Piling
Not so cruel, duck and goose like to be fed like that. What is cruel is the industrial producers where birds are closed in narrow places, ill and mistreated, but it is the same for chickens, pigs and cows.

The Islamic or Jewish way to slaughter an animal is no more cruel that our old way to kill a pig, and in nature, a predator would not do better. The problem is mass slaughtering and industrial farming. I am for organic agriculture and breeding.

Concerning the foie gras it is one of the oldest practices in the world : Ancient Egyptians did it, like Romans. There is no other reason than the fact it is delicious.

Re: The Politics of Food: Foie Gras

PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:37 pm
Author: Londoner
Forcing a long pipe into the throat of the bird must cause the bird extreme pain and over burden the digestive system. This explains why the liver grows so big. It is Ok to eat meat for survival but eating meat for pleasure is cruel and unfair to animals. It is not right for us to inflict pain on animal by force feeding them and use their meat for pleasure. We are not starving. We have food more than what we need to eat including meat.

Re: The Politics of Food: Foie Gras

PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:51 am
Author: Piling
You might look the documentary, which gives a balanced view concerning the practice : it is explain by a vet why the anatony of a duck allows it : it can swallow a big fish alive without problem. And the goose in the french farm seem not traumatized.If it is made reasonably (a too much big liver is bad quality).

It is Ok to eat meat for survival but eating meat for pleasure is cruel and unfair to animals.


That's the big gap between surviving and gastronomy. There is many things in our alimentation that we don't need : drink, sweeties, spices, etc. But I doubt we could come back to Paleo meal. Even the current Paleo diet is a fraud. I read in a book of Paleo recipes : Paleo muffins, Paleo waffles :shock: And they use oils, while Paleo humans did not produce it.

Re: The Politics of Food: Foie Gras

PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:53 am
Author: kakzoran
Although it breaks my heart to see ducks being force fed.
I have to remind people that some kurds are worse off.

http://kurdfilms.com/kurdish-refugees/

kurdish refugees are dying by the thousands . please help in any way you can
.please share this video!

thanks