Published: Wednesday, Jan. 16 2008 12:00 a.m. MST
I have seen this served on some of the chef/cooking shows I like to watch and
thought it something that I would never want to try. Now, I think I will order
it next time I see it on the menu.
So it has always been a pricey food for the snobbish, but now, thanks to
S.H.A.R.K. and other of that ilk, it will become even rarer hence ever more
exclusive. Invest in foie gras futures today.
What's next Rocky Mountain Oysters?Viva La France, Viva La Foie Gras.
Notice how these "do gooders" always end up resorting to terorism.
Blecch! Foie gras is greasy and nasty. Its one of those "acquired" tastes, I
The SHARK protestors (or others) go way overboard when they resort to such
measures as vandalism, threats, etc. Simply write the restaurant a letter with
your concerns and then don't go there if it is so important to you. Take your
business elsewhere.If you believe in eating meat (which I do), but
are concerned about the animals' welfare then do your research to find those
distributors, restaurants, grocers, etc. that fit with your values and
lifestyle. Research the food label "Certifiably Humane." There are measures you,
as a consumer, can take that will show grocers and other businesses what you
want/don't want. But do it intelligently and sensibly.Buy what you
believe in and don't buy or support what you don't believe in. It's as simple
Once again the liberal whack jobs would have us believe that the comfort of an
animal being raised for food is more important than human life and liberty.The SHARK rep said they would turn in whoever was responsible for
vandalism, but I'm sure that inside she was giddy. Especially when the
restaurant caved and quit serving the dish.Once again the noisy
minority get's it's way while the silent majority gets hosed.
I love animals ... there delicious.
Ignorance can help both sides of an argument. On the one hand, some dummies will
EAT IT just to spite those they assume they don't like, the animal rights
people. But make them actually do any more than pay a bunch of money ( which
they can't afford on their uneducated-level jobs, or welfare,) such as raise and
then kill the poor bird, they'd change their tune. On the other hand,
people will refuse to EAT IT because they heard that the poor birds suffer
confinement and torture, but they will vote for Bush because of the torture
chambers he aknowledges he runs at Guantanamo. The bottom line is that a
bunch of mean-spirited people bicker pointlessly on-line about something neither
side is mentally capable of comprehending. All these posters admit they no
nothing of Foi Gras (neither do I, as shown by my probable mis-spelling) but
they'll hate it or absolutely love it, simply because they don't like, or do
like, whoever is for, or against it. They would eat it yumyumyum if they thought
it was liverwurst (it is) or they would vomit it up if they thought it was
anything else. People just like to be contrary.
I agree. Animals are yummy. animal "rights" groups are weird.
It's an interesting tasting food, but not worth the price or all the
bickering.The comment about sympathizing more with animals if they
had to raise and kill them is not true. Widespread sympathy for animals is a
relatively new phenomenon and usually only happens among people that have not
spent time around animals raised for food.
I've had foie gras many times in France. It's great. But I agree with the
others, if you don't like it, don't eat it. That one defender says, "There are
so many other things to eat." Then you eat them! People can eat what they want.
Such stupid things to fight and waste your energy over. Try tackling something
Robert Hawkins, good point. Debates like this--most issues I can think of,
actually--tend to get hijacked by obsessed, short-sighted, mean-spirited people
on both sides. It's a big problem. Like Zacko said, usually what happens is
that the silent majority (or the thoughtful moderates, if you prefer) end up
getting hosed.Is Foie Gras really the same thing as liverwurst?
(Same ingredient, different form, I suuppose.) If so, why aren't people
picketing sandwich shops and grocery stores? It's the "wow" factor associated
with Foie Gras, I guess. Kinda said how stupid, mean, and
short-sighted some people can be.
Praise to the chef for not caving in like others. I'm sure the SHARK leader
knows "nothing" about who vandalized the restaurant.
Animal Rights vs. Animal WelfareAn important point many people seem
to be missing here: there is a different between "animal rights" and "animal
welfare." Those who support rights believe that animals should be
treated exactly the same as humans. Rights supporters are against all
meat-eating. They are against fish tanks, medical testing, even seeing-eye dogs.
Rights supporters seek to eliminate the relationship between humans and animals
completely.Those who support welfare are those who actually make
sure that the animals we use for consumption, research, and companionship are
treated respectfully. These are the people who have studied foie gras farming
and have found it to be humane. I suggest that those who are interested in
learning more about the animal welfare aspects of foie gras farming check out
the link at the end of the article for Legal Foie Gras.Additionally,
the anti-foie video referenced in the article is not to be trusted. Google
"animal snuff films" to see how these types of films have been faked,
exaggerated, and taken out of context. Some rights organizations have even paid
people to harm animals just to get a good scary video.
I'll consider vegetarianism the day dolphins do.
This is just another example of how the left leaning liberals resort to violence
when their argument fails to convince people who think for themselves. Many
other groups do this too, for example PETA, Enviornmental Groups ect. Liberal
groups like SHARK do not want people to think things through and come up with
their own opinions, rather they want people to just blindly believe them and
accept their thoughts as the only way to think.
I'll never eat there again since mini martha stewart aka karen olsen caved in to
some crackpots. the food hasn't been very good the last few times i went there
I don't see how this is an animal rights issue even. It's just a most basic
decency issue. Has everyone that is posting such negative comments gone and
actually watched the footage of how foie gras is produced? I just followed the
link and was sickened. If someone did that to a few of the ducks at liberty park
everyone would call for cruelty charges - but if an industry does it we can call
it 'agriculture'. How sickening. Also - Hudson Valley Foie Gras just had a fire
and 15,000 ducks were burned alive. This is 'animal welfare'? This sounds like
cruelty to me.
I'm proud to be counted among the protesters of The Metropolitan that led to
this victory for ducks/geese. The production of foie gras is inherently cruel.
There is a reason that Chicago, California, and so many European countries have
already outlawed its production. The production process is simply sickening.I don't see how anyone can watch the footage of ducks/geese being force
fed and not feel sympathy for what that animal is going through. Why are we
being so callous? Why do we feel like one unnecessary and unhealthy menu item is
worth heaps of animal suffering? Is there ever a point that animal
agricultural practices can get so horrendous that finally our society will stand
up and say that enough is enough? Or will we always think that any amount of
animal suffering is worth my most trivial tastes and pleasures?
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