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Kate Winslet Exposes Foie Gras Cruelty

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Posted April 16, 2010 by Rachelle Owen

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Kate Winslet is one of my favorite actors—top three for sure. So, when I found out she was narrating our exposé to show the world what ducks and geese endure for foie gras, I literally jumped for joy.

Major UK retailer Selfridges recently pledged to stop selling the so called “delicacy” forever. Foie gras, for those of you who don’t know, (which I’m pretty sure is most of you, because foie gras is disgusting and eaten mostly by older, snooty people!) is made from the engorged livers of ducks and geese. Eat someone’s fatty liver? … I don’t think so.

Tubes are shoved down the birds’ throats several times a day to force-feed them grain and fat, which often punctures their throats, resulting in tissue damage and internal bleeding. Watch as Kate describes the horrors behind foie gras.

Hopefully, with Kate’s help, foie gras will soon be a thing of the past.

Please share this video with everyone you know and spread the word that there isn’t anything chic about foie gras.

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  • 1070 days ago

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    I have never tasted fois gras. Although I have heard of fois gras, I had no idea what it was. Nor how it’s served, taste or … even where it comes from. I recently watched a documentary about the government approval to ban fois gras in the state of California. After learning about this so called ‘delicacy’ I cannot believe how utterly horrible the treatment and cruelty for these birds for the sole purpose of eating ‘fois gras’ . I ask you… do we need to have fois gras to sustain us? The answer is: No. The birds ‘exist’ under cruel conditions for the sole purpose of ‘fois gras’. It is one thing to allow the ducks to live, fly, walk and have freedom to move even if they are killed for food. But to have them suffer while alive under conditions that confine them to cages immobilized and have them force fed with a pipe shoved down their throats several times a day…for the sole purpose of ‘fois gras’. This is inhumane existance and inhumane practice…even for animals. Take a minute to view the attached video by Kate winslet. I can only stomach watching this for a few seconds as tears come to my eyes. Canada continues to buy, sell and serve fois gras. This must stop. We must legislate And criminalize activities involving production to serving fois gras in a civilized country that is intelligent and knows better. A petition will be circulated in the near future asking for your signature to ban this practice.

  • 1751 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    God, please help us change the world!

  • 1942 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    OMG!
    this is Horrible.
    poor duckies!
    UK is cruel! >.OMG!
    this is Horrible.
    poor duckies!
    UK is cruel! >.<

  • tia

    1942 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Thanks Patricia for posting this! I am going to link it to everything in which I’m involved. I would also like to comment that even “older” people, like myself are not necessarily into foie gras. That is a bit ageist. You have all my support!

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    uk is so cruelty!! so much with
    the ducks and gases are a beauty animals, the use of tube is very cruelty poor birds.

  • 1947 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    One should really stop this! It is impossible!

  • 1955 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Awh, those poor birds.
    The practice reminds me of the part in Iron-Jawed Angels where Hillary Swank is in prison and force-fed uncooked eggs by the guards and personnel through a tube that they pushed down her throat. I thought it was disgusting in the movie and I think it is disgusting in real life, no matter who or what you do it to. :(

  • 1956 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    oh my god! I just learned about that a week or two ago! My friend Ryan found out I was vegan, so he was like “this will make you cry”….he made me look it up.
    It’s horrible.
    I printed out a petition, and got it all the way filled in one day. Ima print out more though….
    That’s good she’s exposing it. It’s such a terrible thing.

  • 1958 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    oh my gosh! i never knew about this! this is down right terrible! thats sick and sad. my goodness. i hope kate winslet ends that once and for all!

  • 1958 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Before becoming a vegetarian I ate foie gras a couple of times and it is so disgusting. How can it be considered a delicacy? It’s horrible how people are so numb to animal pain. I hope production of foie gras can be banned in the US soon.

  • 1959 days ago

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    This is SOOOOOOO NOT OKAY. GO KATE! You’re mu idol. Keep it up, @peta2 !

  • 1959 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I’ve been telling my family about foie gras after they served it on ‘Come dine with me’, some of them had no idea what it was!

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