Thursday, July 12, 2012
Thursday Thoughts - Foie Gras, California and Food Bans
Dear Foie Gras lovers of California,
You've probably heard, but I thought I'd warn ya,
that duck lovers (like me) have gotten their way.
Foie Gras isn't legal now, or so they say.
The law is ambiguous (such a surprise)
and restaurant enforcement mostly involves angry eyes,
where the owner claims that he does his ducks no harm.
His boast made me imagine a dream like place
where ducks got drunk and stuffed their face,
then lounged around or enjoyed a float
on a pond which never saw the likes of a boat.
I imagined corn cakes deep fried in lard
which the ducks tasted timidly, then fell for hard.
Once they had washed down that corn cake with a beer,
they knew the new tastes American ducks held dear.
Sadly, the gluttonous gorge fest I dreamt of for the ducks
wasn't the reality any farmer had created with his bucks.
You say that the science is lacking to prove the practice cruel?
I've never eaten Foie Gras and won't consider it unless you
can say the ducks in question were happy and prove it true.
Since my rational self knows the overindulged are never truly happy,
good luck proving to me that purposely fattened ducks found real glee!
May your livers stay lean and food choices gain style!
of Rhyme Me a Smile