Council should ban foie gras

Council should ban foie gras

There are 51 comments on the Berkshire Eagle story from Jul 26, 2009, titled Council should ban foie gras. In it, Berkshire Eagle reports that:

The Pittsfield City Council has before it an unprecedented opportunity to ban the cruelty of "foie gras," which is French for "fat liver." It is widely banned around the globe for it's extreme cruelty.

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poot

Northville, NY

#1 Jul 26, 2009
Too bad it's soooooo delicious
Sam

Northampton, MA

#2 Jul 27, 2009
The city council has no right what so ever to stick their nose into what a very few people like to eat.Once again I ask this question. Why are these animal rights / vegitarians not out front of an abortion clinic protesting murder on demand of unborn children.That speaks volumes about the mentality of the leftwing crackpots who abound in the Berkshires.
Katherine

United States

#5 Jul 27, 2009
Again, supposedly speaking as a "leftwing crackpot",
I'd love to see a study showing whether or not individuals in this line of work have criminal histories or histories of abuse in childhood greater than those working in fields which do not require animal cruelty..
Could the individuals preparing these "delicacies" have successful home lives?
I wonder what the numbers would show..
FJoe

United States

#6 Jul 27, 2009
I agree that the food should be banned on a couple of levels –

First - if someone thought torturing a cow before slaughtering it made the meat taste better would we allow it? Foie gras is an unhealthy food created in a sick process.

Second - our main industry now is tourism - most of the tourist are here for the arts and tend to be politically left of center. I think the ban will play well with them.

Since: Jan 09

Adams, MA

#7 Jul 27, 2009
I was about to laughat this letter until I saw how this "delicacy" is created, and now support this ordinance fully. I never realized how this is made and it should indeed be outlawed in Pittsfield.
Ed Anger Jr

Ashfield, MA

#8 Jul 27, 2009
Next ban Dottie's Coffee Lounge!
George

De Pere, WI

#9 Jul 27, 2009
Katherine wrote:
Again, supposedly speaking as a "leftwing crackpot",
I'd love to see a study showing whether or not individuals in this line of work have criminal histories or histories of abuse in childhood greater than those working in fields which do not require animal cruelty..
Could the individuals preparing these "delicacies" have successful home lives?
I wonder what the numbers would show..
This is a ridiculous assertion. By your logic, anyone employed in any industry involved in the slaughter of animals for food would either have a criminal history or have been abused as a child.
FJoe

United States

#10 Jul 27, 2009
Ed Anger Jr wrote:
Next ban Dottie's Coffee Lounge!
Why do you get tortured at Dotties? Does Jess force coffee down your throat until your bladder bursts?
sec8foreveryone

AOL

#11 Jul 27, 2009
az long az ya dont ban natty ice 40s yo!
Ed Anger Jr

Ashfield, MA

#12 Jul 27, 2009
FJoe wrote:
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Why do you get tortured at Dotties? Does Jess force coffee down your throat until your bladder bursts?
You must love it there, getting things forced down your throat, then bursting your bladder. Dottie's is a water sports lover's paradise.
FJoe

United States

#13 Jul 27, 2009
Ed Anger Jr wrote:
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You must love it there, getting things forced down your throat, then bursting your bladder. Dottie's is a water sports lover's paradise.
Dotties rocks -
Rob

Berne, NY

#14 Jul 27, 2009
Where does the eagle find idiots like this and why would they even put this stupidity in print. There should be a law about stupid editorials but there isn't.

Since: May 08

South Glens Falls, NY

#15 Jul 27, 2009
Foie Gras is delicious,and I loved it until I saw how it is "Grown"!
It needs to be banned,cruelty for the benefit of a very expensive delicacy makes less sense than Sarah Palin!

Since: Jan 09

Adams, MA

#16 Jul 27, 2009
ramdan wrote:
Foie Gras is delicious,and I loved it until I saw how it is "Grown"!
It needs to be banned,cruelty for the benefit of a very expensive delicacy makes less sense than Sarah Palin!
Then it must make less than no sense.
Ban all fish too

Malden Bridge, NY

#17 Jul 27, 2009
I mean it's cruel to let fish die oxygen starved out of water how in humane can we be, the boat ramps are closed anyway. Lobsters too. People throw them live into a boiling pot, we can't have that. I bet the people that cook lobsters pulled the wings off flies when they where kids, or type that road bikes over gypsie moth caterpillars to hear them pop. Me I just looked at those types of kids, rolled my eyes, and went back to reading 'Rules for Radicals' my folks gave me for 'Winter Holidays' that year.
Jackasourus

United States

#18 Jul 27, 2009
After I rip a hook into a farmed night crawler, I throw it into a man made lake and catch farm raised trout just to throw it back. If it is a perch I rip out one of the eyes and use that to jig for some elusive invasive exotic large mouth bass.

Force feed duck farms no way not on my menu or nieghborhood.
NevadaSam

Chicopee, MA

#19 Jul 27, 2009
JIMMY and Ramdan - made for each other.
brian

AOL

#20 Jul 27, 2009
yo! u should zip it! how much coke have u done over the years?your stomach is big too!
Katherine

United States

#21 Jul 28, 2009
George wrote:
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This is a ridiculous assertion. By your logic, anyone employed in any industry involved in the slaughter of animals for food would either have a criminal history or have been abused as a child.
I would like to see what the numbers show.
I've also heard that PETA has tapes showing deviant criminal sexual abuse of farm animals.
I am not saying ALL individuals working in the field amuse themselves by harming the animals or that all people working in the slaughterhouse or as butchers were abused as children or have criminal histories, but I would like to see if those in the field have a greater occurance of surviving abuse in childhood and living in domestic violence as adults than those in the rest of the population..
I think farm animals should be free of harm daily while they are living, that they should be happy while they are alive, and that their death before consumption should be as quick and as painless as possible..
toolman agawam

New Berlin, NY

#22 Jul 28, 2009
If it is french then ban it

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