Amazing! Postmates Announces It Will No Longer Partner With Restaurants to Sell Foie Gras

According to VegNews, Postmates will no longer deliver foie gras, an abhorrent product made from enlarged livers of ducks and geese.

The announcement came after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals asked Postmates to remove the cruelly produced item from the company’s delivery menu.

Foie gras production is extremely cruel. Ducks have pipes shoved down their throats to force the birds to ingest far more food than they would naturally eat. In fact, “foie gras is French for “fatty liver. The animals generally undergo this abuse two or three times a day.

The ducks’ livers become diseased, swelling up to 10 times their normal size, resulting in terrible emotional and physical suffering for these animals.

Most of these ducks have difficulty walking and breathing normally. Many suffer ruptured organs and die. The birds are typically kept in small, filthy cages for most of their lives, unable to walk or spread their wings. They become so distressed they sometimes tear out their own feathers or cannibalize one another.

A 2013 Mercy For Animals undercover investigation at the country’s largest foie gras producer shows workers violently grabbing ducks by their wings or necks, ramming a metal pipe down their throats, and pumping enormous amounts of food into their stomachs.

See for yourself.

In the video, a worker tells our undercover investigator that force-feeding is so traumatic many birds die from it. The practice is so cruel it has been banned in California and more than a dozen countries, including the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, and Israel. Last year, Brussels banned foie gras production and a New York state senator introduced a bill to prohibit force-feeding birds.

Violently force-feeding birds to induce a diseased state is egregiously cruel and has no place in a civilized society.

The best way to protect all farmed animals from unspeakable cruelty and a lifetime of suffering is to leave them off your plate. Click here to learn more.