Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Foie Gras Food Fight in Philly

Two Philadelphia based animal rights groups appear to be fighting with each other for the hearts and minds of all of the good people who are not yet aware of the biggest threat to world peace since the Cuban Missile Crisis namely, duck liver.

According to this nine (Yeah, that's right 9) picketers led by Christopher Semick of Philadelphia Advocates for the Animals (PAFA) were deliberately given bad information by Nick Cooney who heads up a rival organization named Hugs for Puppies causing them to picket the house of a chef who has never served the stuff and has never worked in a restaurant that served it.

This is just too intriguing to pass up the opportunity to conjecture that we may be at the cusp of a power struggle of herculean proportions, and with far ranging impact. Then on the other hand, maybe not.

You can read about it HERE after scrolling down to Ducking the Issue.

6 comments:

CarolinaGirl said...

I cannot believe someone from a protest group finally acknowledged that assinine behavior does not help the team. The rest, unfortunately sounds about right. How do they sleep on their goosedown pillows at night?

Anonymous said...

This is really a case of an unfortunate choice of words in the very beginning. Had this all been potrayed as just extra food and not forcefeeding, this wouldn't be an issue.

So if they just left out three times the normal amount of food for a duck or goose, wouldn't they still eat it??? Does it really need to be given through a tube for them to eat? Hell, if I left out extra food for my dogs or for the cat - they'd eat until they exploded.

Jennie/Tikka

Sorcha said...

*rolls eyes* So they care less about their cause than about politics? Typical.

"Are you the People's Front of Judea?"

"No, we're the Judean People's Front!"

Tags said...

Shola Olunloyo rises above the foie fray. BTW, Studio Kitchen refers to his old apartment/restaurant in W Philly he used to host dinners. He's a student (but no slave) of moga and has worked for TK at the FL.

http://studiokitchen.typepad.com/studiokitchen/

The Foodist said...

Wow, too funny. Goes to show at the heart of it all its just politics.

Hope all is well in your corner of the world bob.

Bob del Grosso said...

Hey Foodist
Welcome back from vacation.