This is the time of year when most people want to eat something special, something out of the ordinary. Sadly, this very often ends with some animal having been tortured or killed. One of these “specialties” is foie gras, a paté made out of the fattened liver of geese, who were force fed by stuffing the food down their throat.
“PETA just received word about Foie La La, a promotion of foie gras cruelty in which nine H Street eateries in Washington, D.C., will offer the diseased livers of tortured birds to restaurant patrons from December 15 through 25, concluding with a voting contest for the “best” dish. Foie gras, which literally translates to “fatty liver,” is made from the engorged livers of ducks and geese. The Foie La La website says, “Come share the greatest gift a duck can give this holiday season!” Seriously?
This holiday, please help ducks and geese who are abused for this “delicacy of despair.” Please talk with the restaurant managers in person (or call, write, tweet, and post!). Urge them to stop selling foie gras, and encourage them to sell vegan pâté instead.”
Do not eat foie gras wherever you will be celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or your special day in your life.
If you see it on the menu tell the restaurant politely that there is no need to offer this food to their customers, there are healthier foods out there.
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