Force-feeding falls short of humane
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#1 Aug 1, 2009
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#2 Aug 1, 2009
Excellent letter Ms.Foster,and very salient points are made!
Force feedind anything is torture,and should not enter into the food industry or any other aspect of American life!
#3 Aug 2, 2009
Well thought out letter, indeed. Now we just have to wait for all the immature posters to start their rants. Oh, I see from mustang that's already begun.
#4 Aug 3, 2009
Some valid points have been made and it has been known for a long time that this is not a food for enlightened people. It seems now that with more people thinking about where their food comes from, they are starting to realize what those of us who have always thought independantly already knew: don't order it. The letter writer says let legislation show the producers how we feel...I prefer to let the market do that (we don't have legislation in Pittsfield in the first place).
You still can get pate with duck liver that is not made this way, you just can't order the delicious little pan fried bit of almost liquified fat that is the abused version of the key ingredient in that pate and claim to sleep at night.(you may not be able to sleep anyway after such a rich meal!)
However, there are many, many things responsible people shouldn't be doing that is better handled at a broader level. We have the USDA that can govern what is imported and produced here. If the feds won't do anything, then we could look to the state level. But a small, insignificant town like Pittsfield simply has more appropriate (and more urgent) things to work on.
The last time I ate this was many years ago at Le Cirque, and I won't order it again....I can honestly say I have not seen it on a menu in some time. I don't even think L'espinasse still has it, even given their menu direction.
Inhumane? Of course. Appropriate for Pittsfield to fret over? Don't think so.
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