Life's too short to eat bad food - Me

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic - Arthur C. Clarke

Monday, November 5, 2007

Foie Gras: A reality check

Bob delGrosso has a new post up at his site about a weekend visit to Hudson Valley Foie Gras, including a great set of photos of the operation. It looks like a nice clean, well-run facility, far more "humane" that the factory farms where most of our food comes from.

Look, if you are not a vegetarian, you have to accept that animals are killed for our nutrition and our pleasure. I myself have never killed anything more evolved than a crustacean, and I don't know that I could, but I have easily accepted this basic fact. The big problem for most who agree with foie gras bans is the visceral image of gavage. The bigger problem is that the vegoterrorists don't doesn't want to stop there - they want to prevent us from eating meat.

If the idea of the poor duckies is too much for you, don't go there, but I am glad I did.

And I can think of a lot of ways to use those Magret breasts !


Jack said...

I've killed chickens, rabbits and fish. I've been present at the slaughter of sheep, pigs and cows. Not a pleasant business, but I long ago decided that if I was to be a carnivore (and oh my word, I need to be), I had to be willing to do the dirty deed.

It's a big, nasty, complex world and we are built to be omnivorous. Also, the thought of a life without rare steaks and black pudding makes me die a little inside. So it's THEM OR ME, dammit! :-)

Nice blog, Scotty.

Jack Rawlinson said...

Umm. This Jack!

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

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