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Tell Top Chef and Iron Chef: Keep Foie Gras Off the Menu

    1. Annie Hartnett
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      Annie Hartnett


On Top Chef and Iron Chef, foie gras is served with alarming regularity.

Foie gras is one of the cruelest animal products on the market. It is produced by forcing a long metal pipe down the throats of ducks and geese and force-feeding them massive amounts of grain. This produces a diseased and swollen liver, also known as foie gras.

According the ASPCA "The birds' livers become so enlarged…that according to documentation by veterinarians, the animals must experience unspeakable pain and suffering. Birds have literally exploded from these forced feedings. The results of necropsies on dead birds that have been force-fed reveal ruptured livers, throat damage, esophageal trauma, and food spilling from the dead animals' throats and out of their nostrils."

This video shows just how cruel the foie gras product truly is.

Both the Food Network and Bravo have shown compassion in the past. Top Chef aired two vegetarian challenges on their shows in 2009, and Iron Chef recently aired an vegetarian challenge.

Ask them to take foie gras off their plates, and keep compassion on the menu for upcoming shows.

Video Credit: Farm Sanctuary

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    Reasons for signing

    • gloria bernardi MEXICO, MEXICO
      • over 3 years ago

      no entiendo por que esa gentuza se ensaña con los animales,maltrato espantoso y crueldad absoluta¡por que tratarlos como si no valieran ni sintieran nada?pobrecitos de verdad se siente coraje e impotencia de ver esos malnacidos tratarlos asi de verdad llore,odio el maltrato animal¡

    • Suzanna van der Voort MAASTRICHT, NETHERLANDS
      • over 3 years ago

      We need your compassion from the "past" today! PLEASE take foie gras off your plates, one of the most righteous act you can do and let your compassion growing for the upcoming shows.

      • over 3 years ago

      How can people eat this. Do they have brains. Idiots! Do they know what happens to the Ducks? they should be told before they eat and if they still want to eat it they should be punched in the face.

    • Kelly Lachner MENTOR, OH
      • over 3 years ago

      The process of producing foie gras is barbaric.

    • Veronica Stevens KILLEEN, TX
      • over 3 years ago

      OMG :-( i couldn't even watch all this video... this is so inhumane. this needs to stop like yesterday


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