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Foie Gras Under Attack In the US

Foie Gras Under Attack In the US

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From Gallery: Foie Gras Under Attack In the US

Filename: 12-26-2182-0352

Photographer: Frederic Neema/ picstock.com

Location: Sonoma/ CA-

Caption: Ducks being force-fed at the Sonoma Foie Gras farm in Farmington, CA, in order to enlarge their livers which will turn into a fat one or foie gras. During the last two or so weeks of their lives, a funnel is placed down their gullet two or three times a day and a corn-based mixture is then forced in. The process is supposed to be harmless and mimic the gorging that ducks and geese do naturally before they migrate, so they can readily draw upon fat stored in the liver during long-distance flights. Sonoma Foie Gras is one of only three foie gras producers in the United States and the only one on the West Coast. Its future is threatened by an anti-foie campaign launched by Senator John Burton of California and some animal rights activists.

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