19 April 2010

Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet narrates Foie Gras cruelty exposé for PETA

If you enjoy eating the “delicacy” known as Foie Gras—translated to English as “fatty liver”—you might consider watching PETA’s new video featuring the voice of “Titanic” star Kate Winslet but do so on an empty stomach.

Foie Gras is produced from male ducks and geese housed in small wire cages and force fed (gavage) grain through a tube designed to fatten the birds. The process creates a diseased liver that grows up to 10 times larger than normal. Yes the same liver served on your plate at Les Cruelties.

Production of the “delicacy of despair” is prohibited in Israel, the U.K., Poland and Germany. Within the U.S. a highly publicized ban on Foie Gras in Chicago was overturned in 2008. Apparently residents in the “Windy City” couldn’t face a world that doesn’t include a plate full of diseased goose liver. Oh the humanity.

Kate Winslet Exposes Foie Gras Cruelty.

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