Shutting down the production worldwide is the only thing that would've saved these geese from this 'cruelty.'Sadly, the definition of a "civilized city" has to be re-examined when the Chicago City Council secretly repealed a law that protected animals from cruelty.
Of course, in order to call it cruelty, you'd have to completely ignore that the gorging of waterfoul liver is a natural process that these animals engage in all by themselves prior to migration, and all neurological evidence that the pain receptors in their brains don't respond to force-feeding.
But ignoring all that messy science, you'd still have to pass a worldwide ban on Foie Gras.
Good luck, whackos. Science and economy are not on your side.