Would you step inside the life of a bird raised for foie gras for just one minute?
To produce foie gras (which literally means "fatty liver"), workers ram pipes down the throats of male ducks or geese two or three times a day and pump as much as 4 pounds of grain and fat into their stomachs, causing their livers to swell to up to 10 times their normal size. They feel extremely ill, and many have difficulty standing or even breathing because of their engorged livers. Additionally, the birds are kept in tiny cages or packed into sheds. They may tear out their own feathers or attack each other out of extreme stress. On some farms, a single worker may be expected to force-feed 500 birds three times each day. Because the workers rush, the animals are often treated roughly and end up with injuries.
Please, never eat foie gras or any other animal products.
The website the meat industry doesn't want you to see: http://meat.org
How to go vegan: http://features.peta.org/how-to-go-vegan/
PETA Saves: http://features.peta.org/petasaves/