Email or call Blue hour and let head chef Kenny Giambalvo and owner Bruce Carey know that Portland wants foie gras gone! Their lunch starts at 11:30 am and we can call all day if needs be!
250 NW 13th Ave
Foie gras, French for "fatty liver," is made from the grotesquely enlarged livers of male ducks and geese. The birds are kept in tiny wire cages or packed into sheds. Pipes are repeatedly shoved down the birds' throats, and up to 4 pounds of grain and fat are pumped into their stomachs two or three times every day. The pipes puncture many birds' throats, sometimes causing the animals to bleed to death. This cruel procedure causes the birds' livers to become diseased and swell to up to 10 times their normal size. Many birds become too sick to stand up. The birds who survive the force-feeding are killed, and their livers are sold for foie gras.
Public protests are fun, necessary, and get the word on the street out. We will use our voices to speak for those with no rights, no voice, and a torutred existence. Please come out if you have no other obligations, because these tortured birds have no time off. Their last days are spent in agony, an induced (by people) state of disease, blood, vomit, bursting stomachs, bloody throats, and we can do something about it--get the word out and affect change!!!