According to the company website, D’Artagnan’s foie gras “is considered a great delicacy around the world.”
But if you’re eating D’Artagnan’s foie gras, what you’re actually eating is the diseased liver of a tortured duck or goose.
Samples of D’Artagnan’s foie gras, submitted by Organic Consumers Association for independent lab testing, confirm that the product is made from the livers of ducks that suffer from “severe hepatic lipidosis,” or what’s commonly known as fatty liver disease.
Setting aside the “yuck” factor for a minute, what do these test results mean?
They mean that the birds used to produce this “great delicacy” for consumers lived painful, tortured lives.