So another foie gras farm falls victim to another undercover sting by Canadian animal rights activists. A few weeks back we saw awful video footage taken at the farm of Elevages Perigord and this time it is Aux Champs d'Elisee
How do these people get in to these farms? Do they get jobs under false pretenses or bribe workers to let them in?
And when they show animals being abused, how do we know that what we are seeing is something that happens regularly or only when an animal rights activist is present? I find it odd that no charges were pressed in the case of Elevages Perigord, where video footage shot by animal rights activists showed ducks being stomped and suffocated. Is it possible that the some of the workers who were shown in that video were not employees at all but rather animal rights activists who could not be identified and prosecuted?
We know that animal rights activists are not above releasing immature minks which cannot survive in the wild, to prevent farmers from restocking their farms. So is it crazy to imagine that an animal rights activist might have thrown blood on the duck in this horrendous video? There is an especially gruesome scene where a worker is shown repeatedly slashing the throat of a duck as it flails. The owner of the farm has suggested that the worker had been goaded into this obscene act by the person holding the camera. That certainly sounds plausible to me.
There are enough people in the animal rights movement who have put bombs under cars, vandalized businesses, harassed restaurant patrons and workers, destroyed farms, that it seems entirely possible that these videos we keep seeing that show abuse at foie gras farms might be staged or, at the very least, instigated by the same people who claim to be trying to protect animals.
Warning! This is not a pleasant to watch.