Duck, duck, goose

Duck, duck, goose

There are 10 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from May 15, 2008, titled Duck, duck, goose. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

What's good for the goose isn't good for the gourmands. On Wednesday, the gourmands won.

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fairweather fan

Woodridge, IL

#1 May 15, 2008
Gourmand is right! No where close to gourmet. Anybody who loves eating that type of food needs to be force-fed Metamucil for days on end.
Tim

Manteno, IL

#2 May 15, 2008
Chicago took a small step towards higher consciousness and yesterday took a huge leap backwards.

Did anyone go hungry during the ban? Did the enormous bellies of Chicago grumble with hunger pains? NO.

Was there a possibility that some of the pain and suffering inflicted on innocent animals might have been spared during the ban? YES.

Chicago endorses cruelty and gluttony. A very sad day.

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated.

I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man.

I feel that spiritual progress does demand at some stage that we should cease to kill our fellow creatures for the satisfaction of our bodily wants.

I do not regard flesh-food as necessary for us at any stage and under any clime in which it is possible for human beings ordinarily to live. I hold flesh-food to be unsuited to our species." Ghandi

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Jeff

Lake Forest, IL

#3 May 15, 2008
I thought the ban was very appropriate. Foie Gras is not a Chicago staple. In a meat and potatoes town, I can't imagine the ban harmed the city's world class restaurant reputation. On the contrary, I think the ban was courageous and bold and would elevate Chicago's stature in the world. A self-professed tough town like Chicago should be able to shrug off a few detractors. I am very disappointed to have this ban overturned. I hope those alderman supporting this overturn will experience having a tube forced down their throats to force feed them. After all, what's good for the goose is good for the aldermen.
David

AOL

#4 May 15, 2008
I am not a vegetarian. But I do have a problem with torturing an animal to death so they'll be more tasty.
John J Coughlin

Franklin Park, IL

#5 May 15, 2008
Now it's time to repeal the city's smoking ban and obscene taxes and treat the state law the way that Daley treats federal immigration law. The result? huge tax revenue from cigarette sales and increased restaurant and bar revenues.

Keep in mind, those revenue shortfalls that have occurred since the passage of that Nazi era type law are going to have to be made up by somebody...
kathy

Maywood, IL

#6 May 15, 2008
MLM

Chicago Heights, IL

#7 May 15, 2008
I agree with the two posters who supported the ban. I'm disappointed with the government for backing down. I'm not an extremist but feel there's no need to condone animal abuse for food. Why don't we put a tube down the councilmens' throats and Dailey's and see how they like being force fed?

Really though people need to stop being blind and refuse to buy the stuff. If it's not profitable, restaurants won't serve it.
ejhickey

Chicago, IL

#8 May 15, 2008
I am glad the ban was repealed. It is immoral for a group of misguided zealots to dictate to the rest of us what we can or cannot eat. the ban on foie gras was also unconstitutional as a violation of the due process clause. There was never any authority under the City charter to totally ban the consumption of any type of food. Boththe federal and state governments lack this power as well. As for the animal rights sadists who have suggested forced feeding of the alderman or foie gras lovers, I remind them that they are advocating the crimes of kidnapping of torture of human beings. The ducks and the geese you are defending are being bred for human consumption. Animals do not have and never will have the same rights as humans. The foie gras ban was rightly both laughed at and resisted by all intelligent people in Chicago and around the world. Hopefully there will be no more attempts to use government force to ban animal products for human consumption.
Anti-PETA

Orange Park, FL

#9 May 16, 2008
ejhickey wrote:
I am glad the ban was repealed. It is immoral for a group of misguided zealots to dictate to the rest of us what we can or cannot eat. the ban on foie gras was also unconstitutional as a violation of the due process clause. There was never any authority under the City charter to totally ban the consumption of any type of food. Boththe federal and state governments lack this power as well. As for the animal rights sadists who have suggested forced feeding of the alderman or foie gras lovers, I remind them that they are advocating the crimes of kidnapping of torture of human beings. The ducks and the geese you are defending are being bred for human consumption. Animals do not have and never will have the same rights as humans. The foie gras ban was rightly both laughed at and resisted by all intelligent people in Chicago and around the world. Hopefully there will be no more attempts to use government force to ban animal products for human consumption.
Amen. Here's a crazy idea. Let consumers decide what they want to purchase. If you don't want to eat foie gras, DON'T ORDER IT! Why push your agenda on all of us? If business owners figure out that this stuff isn't selling, they won't buy it. Keep your preaching to yourself. Don't want to hear it. Now pass me some veal smothered in Chilean sea bass caviear.
blackmamba

Naperville, IL

#10 May 17, 2008
While our school children are being gun downed on the city streets who cares about how ducks and geese are being treated? Next thing you know we will have people whining over some wild big cat being gunned down in the city streets to prevent it from having a little human sushi/sashimi to go. Where is our sense of perspective? Animals really do not talk and have cute names living in social worlds not unlike our own. Let the ducks and geese get the right to vote first before we start treating them like people. After all we already have leeches, hogs and chickens already serving in the Chicago City Council.

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