Austin Restaurant Takes Foie Gras off Menu After PETA’s Pitch


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October 21, 2022

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Austin, Texas – After listening to from PETA that geese used for foie gras are force-fed till their livers bloat and are then slaughtered, Nido at The Loren simply confirmed that it has pulled the cruelly produced product from its menu forward of its opening weekend. Video footage of the method is sufficient to make anybody lose their lunch.

“Nido made the proper name in refusing to serve the diseased livers of birds who have been painfully force-fed,” says PETA Govt Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is asking on different eateries that also supply this grotesquely vile dish to observe swimsuit and urging diners to talk up for geese in the event that they see foie gras on supply anyplace.”

Throughout foie gras manufacturing, a number of kilos of fats and grain are pumped into birds’ stomachs each day by means of tubes shoved down their throats, inflicting their livers to swell to as much as 10 occasions their regular measurement. A PETA investigation right into a foie gras producer in New York discovered {that a} single employee was anticipated to force-feed 500 birds thrice every day, a head-spinning tempo that regularly left birds injured and struggling. So many geese died from ruptured organs on account of overfeeding that staff who killed fewer than 50 birds a month got a bonus. Different investigations into farms within the U.S. and Europe have revealed sick, dying, and lifeless animals, some with holes of their necks from overfeeding accidents.

Foie gras manufacturing is outlawed in additional than a dozen international locations in addition to in California, and quite a few firms, together with Costco, IKEA, Sam’s Membership, Goal, and Complete Meals, refuse to promote it.

PETA—whose motto reads, partially, that “animals usually are not ours to eat or abuse in another manner”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. The group’s letter to Nido’s chef Brad McDonald is out there upon request. For extra info, please go to or observe the group on Twitter, Fb, or Instagram.


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