Diseased Liver No Delicacy

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Amazon UK has ended the online sale of foie gras, and has placed it on their list of prohibited animal products.

Amazon UK has ended the online sale of foie gras, and has placed it on their list of prohibited animal products.

Paws Up!
To Amazon UK for no longer selling foie gras.

According to a news article, “Britons overseas will no longer be able to purchase foie gras — the…French delicacy made from the liver of a fattened goose or duck — from the online retailer Amazon UK. The site announced its decision to eliminate the sale of the dish and place it on its list of prohibited animal products alongside ‘whale, dolphin, and shark parts.’”

Foie gras, French for “fatty liver,” is the food product that results from ducks and geese being force fed to increase the size of their livers to the point of exploding. Considered a delicacy by some, foie gras is manufactured in an inherently inhumane manner. Ducks and geese have their mouths forced open with a metal tube that is then shoved down their throats. Feed is forced into them numerous times a day through these tubes until their livers become engorged. Some birds die before they can be slaughtered at three months of age because they develop a condition known as hepatic lipidosis, or fatty liver disease.

Take Action: Protect ducks and geese by never buying foie gras. If you see foie gras advertised on any company’s website, contact that company and urge the CEO to stop selling the product.

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