Well, I wasn’t going to step into this mine field, as I absolutely love foie gras, but I have to comment on this post. I believe that we do have a right to comment on the treatment of animals that are being prepared for slaughter for our nourishment.
I have been to many small farms across Western Europe and in upstate New York, and I have seen that these farmers take very good care of their cattle, chickens, geese, etc.
I think, however, that we can question the conditions that some animals destined for our tables are forced to undergo, given the mass commercialization and takeover by large conglomerates of a great deal of our agriculture in the States. And it is not just PETA that has raised the issue of overcrowding, unsanitary conditions, etc.
I’m not saying all "big business" is bad for agriculture, just that the climate for caring for the animals that provide us food has changed in many places, and not necessarily for the better. I for one welcome investigative reporting of the abuses in this industry.
But as I said before, I do love my foie gras!