Eliminate Cruel Foie Gras
  • Petitioned Lafitte Restaurant

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Lafitte Restaurant

Eliminate Cruel Foie Gras

    1. Dana Portnoy
    2. Petition by

      Dana Portnoy

      Oakland, CA

 

Lafitte Restaurant is holding a dinner on March 15th (and once a month through June) featuring cruel and soon to be illegal foie gras--grossly enlarged liver from ducks force fed massive quantities of food to the point where they are sick and dying. (Photo is from APRL's 2011 animal cruelty investigation of Sonoma Foie Gras). 

I have witnessed the horrors of Sonoma Foie Gras with my own eyes.  The ducks at Sonoma Foie Gras are absolutely terrified of humans.  The claim by chefs that they run up to be fed is pure nonsense.  You could see pure terror in the eyes of the ducks upon the very sight of people.  They toppled over each other in their pens to get as far back into the pens (and away from humans) as possible.  There were ducks that could not get up and ducks that had difficulty standing, walking and breathing.  All of the ducks were heavily panting, which is a sign of extreme stress.  They were covered in fecal waste and regurgitated corn mash.  There were dead ducks and ducks that were very close to death.  There were trash cans filled with dead ducks, thrown away like garbage.

Chef Jackson at Lafitte is one of the most vocal chefs trying to overturn the California foie gras ban, which goes into effect on July 1, 2012. He’s been holding FU Foie Gras rEvolution dinners monthly: five course foie gras dinners ($89). The next one is March 15th. He also sells foie gras t-shirts, offers potted foie gras for sale and features an online petition to repeal the law.

Please sign the petition urging Lafitte to rethink this dinner and its use of this barbaric product!

More information and a newly released video is posted at www.stopforcefeeding.com.

 

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    • Pam Staples CHINO VALLEY, AZ
      • over 2 years ago

      The thoughts of this happening hurts my heart.. None of God's creatures should be treated this way.

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    • Gail Camhi NOVATO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Whoever enjoys this "delicacy" commits animal abuse. BON APPETIT, unconscious ones~!!!

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    • Susan Vickerman BATHGATE, SCOTLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      This barbaric practise is for $$$$ and nothing more. A normal sized liver could be used for foie gras, but then it isn't that big, so it is $$$$ that count. The cruelty here is beyond belief. Lafitte is in my diary as a restaurant NOT to visit.

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    • Angela Grendi OSORNO, CHILE
      • over 2 years ago

      'Cause I don't want animal killing like that anymore

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    • Misty Oliver OCEANSIDE, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Serving foie gras is cruel and barbaric and your establishment must be humiliated and ashamed for serving it!

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