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Food Writer Expects Animal Cruelty But Comes Up Short

A flush of ducks. (Not Hudson Valley ducks.)

A flush of ducks. (Not Hudson Valley ducks.)Photo: iStockPhoto.com

Sarah DiGregorio is the latest writer to visit Hudson Valley Foie Gras to see if it’s as bad as animal-rights advocates suggest. It’s not, she writes in the Voice today. “I was at the farm for five hours, all told. I saw thousands of ducks, but not a drop of duck vomit. I didn't see an animal that was having a hard time breathing or walking, or a duck with a bloodied beak or blown-open esophagus. I did see one dead duck.” So if you’re not opposed to the notion of ducks being force-fed, continue eating their delicious, fatty livers. And if you are, not even a visit to Hudson Valley Foie Gras will ever change your mind.

Is Foie Gras Torture? [VV]
Earlier: Concoct Faux Foie Gras, Collect $10,000

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