Chinese Activists call for boycott of the largest foie gras farm from establishing in Jiangxi Province
March 24, 2012
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Fatty liver in comparison to a normal liver
Greek Project, an international-funded investment corporation, once an investor on gold mine, is planning to invest 100 million dollar to establish the biggest ever goose breeding and foie gras production base in Poyang Lake area, Jiangxi, China.
This project plans to slaughter two million goose, 8 million ducks, and produce 1000ton Foie gras annually.
The process of obtaining foie gras is excessively cruel. Force-feeding of gooses and ducks results in an accumulation of fat in animals’ livers, making its size 6 to 10 times of a normal one. During the breeding process, gooses are exposed to physical hurts and various syndromes. On the other hand, the latest scientific investigation indicates that eating foie gras may induce many diseases for human.
The production of foie gras has been known as the “industry of sin” by the rest of the world. The force-feeding of animals for non-medical purposes, essential to current foie gras production practices, is explicitly prohibited by Europe and some other nations. French government remains untouched to the laws outside France, however, opposition by French animal rights and welfare associations never ceased. A poll in 2009 demonstrated that over 44% French were against force-feeding widely adopted by foie gras production industry.
A duck died from force-feeding
By 2006, China became the second largest country for foie gras consumption. It is stated in a report of Foie gras Industry Alliance, that ‘…with the severe castigation and pressure cast by European Animal Protection origination, production (of foie gras) in Hungary and Israel will gradually stop. It can be alleged that China will become the uppermost producer of foie gras in the future. ’
Green Beagle’s campaign to stop the establishment of this biggest foie gras production industry in China:
(Poster designed by SAFAR for online campaign in corporation with Green Beagle)