Gut Rumbles

September 15, 2005

fuck a duck

I don't like pate de foie gras. I think it tastes like shit. I don't want any, I'll never buy any and I'll never serve any at MY table.

But I also do not understand this kind of uproar. I call that outpouring of emotion some very fine lines of compassion, considering that we slaughter MILLIONS of chickens every day.

"This is an indefensible practice. This is a product that is spread on crackers. It's a delicacy. It's an hors d'oeuvre. It is eaten by a very few people. A Zogby poll conducted in Illinois within the last couple of weeks found that 90 percent of Illinois citizens either never ate foie gras or never even heard of foie gras. It is a product that is not necessary, an affront to our humanity."

And your point is.....?

Let's ban the eating of raw oysters next. Can't you just HEAR those slimy things screaming in pain when they slide down your gullet? I can't, but I'll bet others do, and find that sound to be "an affront to our humanity."

Bejus. Some people just don't have enough to do.


"An affront to our humanity?" Out there people who yawned through the genocide in Rwanda are babbling about "affronts" to "humanity."

At some point surely the stupidity gets so dense that the brain can no longer support functions like breathing and the patient dies. Yet someone that stupid still, somehow, maintains enough brain function to breathe. Go figure.

Posted by: Murel Bailey on September 15, 2005 10:41 AM

I wouldn't eat the stuff myself, I hate most fancyass food - can't stand caviar either but you have to admit this is cruel.

It's one thing to raise an animal to eat, even if you keep them caged,(I've raised my own meat,) but quite another to force feed them and keep them alive in pain for a long period of time just to get some gross expensive food item out of them.

It's the force feeding that's wrong. I'm with the do-gooders on this one. It's not necessary and it should be stopped. Let the rich snobs eat truffles instead.

Posted by: Libby on September 15, 2005 11:04 AM

You can call it "pate de foie gras" all you want, but it tastes like goose liver to me!

Posted by: James Hooker, Ace of aces on September 15, 2005 11:32 AM

Mmmmm. Duck livers.

Tasty duck livers.

Posted by: Elisson on September 15, 2005 11:32 AM

Whats wrong with a good chicken liver? You can buy them by the bucket-full and they are delicious when sauteed with some minced onions.....

I like chicken hearts too.....

I am not against killing for food, but make it swift and as pain free as possible.....Killing is one thing, unneccessary and abject cruelty is quite another....

Posted by: Ruth on September 15, 2005 12:07 PM

I love how the liberal left remains so keen on using the "majority rules" argument - as long as they're in the majority.

Sure they're the true champions of minority rights...

....and gold ingots are shooting out of my ass as I type this.

You want to experience what it's like to be a member of a true minority and have your rights trampled ruthlessly by an oppressive majority? Do what I did.

I became a gun owner in the Ctiy of Boston.

Posted by: Bruce on September 15, 2005 01:26 PM

Move to WMASS Bruce. All the liberals out there have guns, or least black powder shotguns for hunting season. You'll fit right in.

Posted by: Libby on September 15, 2005 01:35 PM

Never trust anyone who thinks "it isn't necessary" is a good reason to ban something.

Little Stalins, the lot.

Posted by: Sigivald on September 15, 2005 01:39 PM

Yuck? Thanks for the enlightment, for someone who will eat just about anything, that makes the list of things I don't plan on ever touching. Blah!

Posted by: Sean on September 15, 2005 02:01 PM

I don't allow liver in my house. That being said, I would stomp a garbage can full of kittens to death if the resultant ichor was tasty.

Food is food, I don't care how or what happened to it on the way to my plate.

Posted by: Bane on September 15, 2005 02:20 PM

Since I'm new here, let me just be clear that I am not a liberal. I don't fit in anywhere. I'm a Libbytarian. I'm not one to impose my personal preferences on somebody else, in fact I think that's what's wrong with our society today. Too many damn rules.

I think anything should be okay that doesn't hurt somebody else, but deliberate cruelty to a living being that's weaker than you is just plain wrong.

Eat all the gross liver you want but do it the right way. I expect you could get the same result if you just kept feeding the goose and let it get old on its own. This forcefeeding is about speeding up the process for greed and profit, it's got nothing to do with food is just food.

Posted by: Libby on September 15, 2005 04:00 PM

So I'm guessing that putting a kitten in the blender feet first just to enjoy the expression on it's face is...what, wrong?

ALL liver is gross, dearie, and everything you eat died in some way at some point. It's inevitable.

May as well enjoy it.

Posted by: Bane on September 15, 2005 04:32 PM

Just look at it this way: chickens, along with dogs, cows, corn, wheat, strawberries, and so many other organisms, have "evolved" to fit our needs. They wouldn't exist if we didn't eat them, that's their place in life.

That said I'm for free-range chickens because I've been told keeping them caged up and on anti-biotics is what gives them salminila.

Posted by: William on September 15, 2005 06:32 PM

Like I said Bane, I've raised and killed my own meat but they had a happy life until they died. Me, I'd rather eat gruel than eat something that died in pain from cruelty.

To each his own, but I have a feeling in spite of that tough talk, that you're just joshing me and you're really the kind of guy who would risk his life to save a helpless kitten and then deny it if anybody asked.

Posted by: Libby on September 15, 2005 08:52 PM

Remember "Liver-eating Johnson" from the Old West?It wasn't goose liver. But to each his own. Liver is just plain nasty. Even as liverwurst. The Germans can make a decent wurst, but that ain't one of them.Consider what a liver does. It filters out all kinds of crap from the body. You want to eat liver? Cool. You also get what it filtered out and ain't got rid of yet when the owner kicked the bucket.Yecchh.

Posted by: Horrabin on September 15, 2005 09:29 PM

I love raw oysters, but since they pumped the city of NOLA out into the lake which will eventually end up in the Gulf, I think I'll pass on Gulf oysters and seafood for a while! I have yet to be upset by an oyster screaming in pain as it slid down my throat; maybe I just wasn't listening!?!

Posted by: Michele on September 16, 2005 07:20 AM

Being land locked, I don't do seafood, but , I can do several cottontails a night. Not bad eating....Murry

Posted by: Murry on September 18, 2005 04:44 AM
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