All too often the truths of any contended issue never see the light of day until the battle is over.
I think this might just be the case in the fight between anti- foie gras activists from Vancouver and a restaurateur who claims that she is a) not currently selling foie gras and that when she does b) she serves liver from geese from Pateria de Sousa which have not been force fed.
Anywho (sic)...one thing I am sure of is that we can look forward to a big up-tick in anti-foie, animal rights activity as the weather warms up in the Northern Hemisphere. I suppose if I were a nastier character than I aspire to be, I would at this point make a bigoted and physiologically uninformed comment about vegans who are unwilling to walk picket lines in the winter months because they lack adequate nutrition and who, if they truly cared so much about ducks and geese, ought to consider eating Ritalin and buying down jackets so they could harass restaurateurs 24/7/365. But that kind of stuff, while amusing to write, is not especially helpful.
Paté flap ensnares eatery
Valerie Barbour, the owner the restaurant (Basque in Vancouver) serving foie gras from geese that were not force fed, has caved under pressure from anti-foie gras activists who sought to stop her from serving foie-gras from force fed geese.
Sorry, but I'm not making this up. Truth is that these anti-foie people will not stop until all meat is illegal. Mark my word.
Oops, I almost forgot. Happy Mother's Day! Please make sure that you all honor the spirit of the intentions that motivated the merchants and retail entities that created this excellent day and spend lots of money on food, flowers and gifts for anyone who bears the title of "Mother."
Me, I'm sending flowers to the grave site of one of the greatest mothers of all,