Foie Gras: Fork in the Road Investigates

Foie Gras: Fork in the Road Investigates
Photo by Amol Mhatre

Two weekends ago, I went up to Ferndale, NY to check out Hudson Valley Foie Gras, the nation's largest foie gras farm and see for myself exactly how it's made. I saw everything from the chicks to the force-feeding process to the slaughter.

The endless back and forth over foie gras--this impeccably credentialed vet says foie gras is torture, this impeccably credentialed vet says it's humane--seemed to have no resolution except to go up and see it for myself. Although I'm a meat eater, I went with an open mind--no food is so delicious that it could justify animal abuse. I hope you'll read the story with an equally open mind.

There's also a slide show of the workings of the farm, chicks to slaughter, here.



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