Without a doubt, Pamela Anderson is absolutely RIGHT in her opposition to torturing geese and ducks to make the French delicacy foie gras. We don’t often agree with PETA but we are grateful that Pam appeared before the National Assembly of France (and created quite a stir!) to plead her case. It’s horrifying, but ducks and geese are force fed (with a tube down their throats!) corn to enlarge their livers and produce foie gras. Pam describes foie gras as “a nonessential product unworthy of a civilized society” and we agree. 20 countries have banned the cruel practice and Pam wants France to do the same. At least she got their attention and many young French people agree with her.
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PETA finally got something right. They demonstrated in front of the Fortnum & Mason store in London to protest the store selling foie gras, which involves cruelty to animals. Other UK stores have stopped selling the liver pate and it’s banned in many countries. Geese and ducks are cruelly force fed large amounts of grain and fat to cause their livers to swell up. Bringing this atrocity to the attention of the public certainly benefits animals more than those naked celebrity billboards that PETA is so fond of.
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