Tuesday, May 01, 2012
There's been some activity locally around this foie gras ban that's about to go into effect. Some local chefs are taking action. From what I've seen of foie gras production, it's pretty hard to argue that it's not cruel and unusual punishment, and it seems weird to me that the same chefs who are scrupulous in sourcing ethically produced meat are rallying around this cause. After all, they are against overcrowded pigs and chickens with their beaks clipped, right? This seems more cruel. This could very well stem from the fact that I don't really like foie gras, especially when it's torched or warmed in any way. I liken it to bullfighting, which I think should be banned. I don't care if it's a cultural tradition. So are public beheadings in some places. I saw a bullfight in Spain and it was horrific. I thought it would be festive and the outfits are so cool, etc., and instead it was people carving a hole in a live bull.
Posted by beckler at 9:37 AM