Animal rights activists protest foie gras on menu

There are 6 comments on the Oct 3, 2009, Sacramento Bee Newspaper story titled Animal rights activists protest foie gras on menu. In it, Sacramento Bee Newspaper reports that:

Fed up with foie gras on local menus, a group of local animal rights activists protested Friday evening in front of the Firehouse restaurant.

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Since: Mar 09

UK

#1 Oct 31, 2009
Foie gras production is probably one of the most horrific forms of animal cruelty known to mankind, and yet it is still widely produced and sold in France, several European countries, the U.S.A., China and countless other countries. France is the largest producer and consumer in the world. Many of the Canadian foie gras newspaper articles were withdrawn from Topix shortly after they were placed for some reason.

Foie gras is made from Geese and Ducksí diseased livers. Researchers with the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine recently discovered a link between foie gras and amyloid-related diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimerís disease, type-2 diabetes, and tuberculosis. If you eat diseased food then you can expect to develop a disease yourself.

Foie gras farmers ram metal pipes down the birdsí throats two or three times a day and pump (force-feed) as much as 4 pounds of grain and fat into the animalsí stomachs. The pipes inevitably puncture the birdsí throats, sometimes causing them to bleed to death. Their livers expand to around 12 times their normal size - a disease known as ďhepatic steatosis.Ē The birds have difficulty standing, and they become so stressed that they tear out their own feathers. Many suffer from internal haemorrhaging, large sores and bleeding from their rear ends which is further exacerbated by rats near their open wounds, fungal and bacterial infections, and hepatic encephalopathy, a brain ailment caused when their livers fail.

The mortality rate of birds raised for foie gras has been found to be as much as 20 times higher than that of birds raised normally, and murdered Ducks and Geese show wing fractures and severe tissue damage to the throat muscles.

Please visit the links below to find out how Ducks and Geese are violently murdered, abused and squeezed into filthy, tiny cages, not large enough for them to fully stand or stretch their wings. These conditions are horrific, and yet this is how the poor birds are treated in the U.S., China and countless other countries.

Foie gras cruelty - Mercy for animals (7.43mins)


Roger Moore and the cruelty behind foie gras (5.15 mins)
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Undercover investigation at Hy-Line Hatchery
http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Barbaric European food practices II: Ducks and Geese.
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/full...

Iím pleading with all of you to show compassion for all animals and fish.
http://www.youtube.com/user/maritaindans
ChooseVeg.com : A Guide to Vegetarian and Vegan Living
http://www.chooseveg.com/
Mercy For Animals | animal rights organization promoting a vegetarian diets.
http://www.mercyforanimals.org/
http://www.mercyforanimals.org/VegKit08Web.pd...
YouTube - mercyforanimals's Channel
http://www.youtube.com/user/mercyforanimals#p...

Since: Mar 09

UK

#2 Nov 1, 2009
Itís important that vegans, vegetarians and all animal lovers wear more than just badges indicating their views. It would be nice to see everyone wearing hats, bags, clothes, banners on cars, flashing lights on clothes and vehicles, and movie screens attached to their vehicles indicating what their views are, and which animal rights organizations they support.

Iím pleading with all of you to show compassion for all animals and fish that suffer in excruciating pain in horrific conditions.
http://www.youtube.com/user/maritaindans

Since: Mar 09

UK

#3 Nov 2, 2009
My YouTube channel will be constantly edited for a while, until it's ready for mainstream advertising on other public websites.

By way of constant advertising using different websites for the rest of my life, I hope to see a significant increase in the number of vegans and vegetarians.

http://www.youtube.com/maritaindans

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#5 Nov 2, 2009
Cheerokee wrote:
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Shut the fu k you british bitch!I love to hurt dogs and cats!
Look, pal, you're a malicious so-and-so, and that's about all I need to write about you.

“CUBA Y PUERTO RICO HERMANOS”

Since: Dec 06

San Juan,Puerto Rico

#6 Nov 2, 2009
Cheerokee wrote:
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Shut the fu k you british bitch!I love to hurt dogs and cats!
Cherokee you are trash,that's not the way to treat a lady!Shame in you!

“CUBA Y PUERTO RICO HERMANOS”

Since: Dec 06

San Juan,Puerto Rico

#7 Nov 2, 2009
Miss Marita Indans wrote:
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Look, pal, you're a malicious so-and-so, and that's about all I need to write about you.
I'm so sorry about what that tras just called you. Cherokee or Cheerokee (He uses two very similar names to confuse others) is a very unrespectful person,please don't waste your time on that Commie Venezuelan and feel wellcome to our forum,where most people are nice and respecfuls. I love and own horses here in Puerto Rico,if you wish I can post some videos of my horses for you.Good night!!

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