Foie gras (“fatty liver”) is a French delicacy derived from intense animal cruelty. In order to obtain the diseased liver of a duck or geese, which is later consumed, manufacturers must force a pipe down ducks’ throats to force feed them. This process causes the liver of the ducks to grow much larger than it typically would while also causing breathing issues, lacerations, constant regurgitation, bruising and numerous other issues seen in the video.
With the increased understanding of organic and naturally produced foods, states like California have moved to ban the production of food products such as foie gras in support of humane animal practices. Even with intense legal and moral debates there are still a number of states and countries producing foie gras but you can help by taking action with groups like The Human Society.