On Saturday, August 23rd, somewhere between 15 to 20 people joined in the fight against Foie Gras in Portland. Protesters showed up at Blue Hour (NW 13th & Everett) around 7:00 PM to raise their voices for ducks and geese that are force fed to make Foie Gras. The protest was very lively and patrons of the restaurant had decided to leave or take their dinner inside by 7:30 PM. The patio was cleared, but the protest continued. There were many new faces, and a few people joined in after passing by on the street... along with lots of honks and thumbs up from people driving by. We are seeing more and more people in support of this campaign.
Foie Gras is produced by force-feeding ducks and geese 3 times a day, with the amount of grain that would be equivalent to 16 pounds of spaghetti in a human stomach. Many times, the long and inflexible pipe that is used to force-feed these animals punctures their throats and causes them to suffocate or choke to death on their own vomit. For more information about Foie Gras, please visit www.nofoiegras.org.
Join us next Saturday, August 30th at 7:00 PM to protest this cruel and torturous process, and the businesses that perpetuate this violence on a daily basis.