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Say “NO!” to Foie Gras!!!

By Jacklyn | June 29, 2010

Foie Gras is a disease, not a delicacy! Have you ever wonder how foie gras farms produce these bird’s fatty liver? A report by the World Society for the Protection of Animals describes the process: “The birds are commonly fed using a pneumatic pump forced down the throat, which injects up to half a kilo of maize and fat in a couple of seconds. This is repeated two or three times per day for up to three weeks, so that by the time it is slaughtered, a bird’s liver will have swelled to between six and ten times its natural size. Many ducks and geese die prematurely from cardiac and renal failure, and liver haemorrhage.”

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Many countries have banned the production and sale of foie gras due the cruel processing. It’s sad that some restaurants in Singapore are still selling them as a delicacy. In Singapore, we have more than enough food to please our taste buds.. it’s alright to many of us to let go some dishes that are made available through the cruel way, right?

Please help to create more awareness about animal cruelty and I believe through combine strength, we can make the world a better place to live in. Isn’t it a good news that shark fins is no more a ‘must’ in the wedding dinner menus? From January 2009, the Fairmont Hotel Singapore has ceased to serve and offer shark’s fin soup to its diners at Szechuan Court and guests at Raffles City Convention Centre. The hotel aims to educate consumers on the cruelty involved in the production of shark’s fin soup, whilst offering alternative dishes to customers. Cheers to Fairmont Hotel Singapore!

Say “NO!” to foie gras!!! I’ve uploaded some flyers and information for you to print out and share with your friends and restaurant owners. Please feel free to share your view, comments and how we can add our strength in saving more geese and ducks from those suffering.

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8 Responses to “Say “NO!” to Foie Gras!!!”

  1. Lara Says:
    June 29th, 2010 at 3:19 am

    Dear Jacklyn,
    I wish to thank you for this great post! I hope more and more people will soon become conscious about animal suffering and their right to live happily and safe! And this will happen thanks to people like you, who has the good will and courage to say the truth! I am vegetarian since 1985 (I was 14 y.o.) for the sake of animals. I love them and I help them in all the ways I can.
    Thanks again!

  2. Jacklyn Ker Says:
    June 29th, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Hi Lara,
    Welcome to Inspiring & Empowering Life blog. I believe there must be many other people who love life just like you and me. I’m not a vegetarian, though meat is not a ‘must’ on my dinning table, I see no reason why human need to go to the extreme of cruelty just to satisfy our taste buds. There are more than enough so called “delicacy” around, and some are just using very simple plant base ingredients.

    As Nelson Mandela put it ~
    “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

    I believe people will make more informed choices when there is awareness. Go ahead and share with us how you can help share this information ya. Cheers!

  3. gideon Says:
    June 29th, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    It’s about time we humans take ownership of what we eat and the series of actions that lead to the production of our food. Thanks for campaigning the cause here. Your action is commendable. Keep up the good work!!!

  4. Jacklyn Ker Says:
    June 30th, 2010 at 12:59 am

    Thanks Gideon. Let’s do our part!

  5. Kimmy Says:
    June 30th, 2010 at 7:42 am

    How incredibly sad and cruel.
    I certainly had no idea but never had the taste for it to begin with, this is just tragic.
    I shall pass on the info to my friends along with your link, cheers!

  6. Jacklyn Says:
    July 2nd, 2010 at 2:14 am

    Thanks Kimmy!

  7. Theo Says:
    July 12th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    How terrible! this kind of thing is really sad and should be made more public so that people can see the damage that is being done to these poor animals!

  8. Jacklyn Ker Says:
    July 12th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Hi Theo, thanks for visiting. I’m putting the video up to create awareness. I hope more people will put up videos and articles on their blogs or social sites for more exposure on this cruelty act.