Controversy erupted this week over a New York eatery’s decision to offer foie gras doughnuts on its menu. Do Or Dine, a restaurant in Brooklyn, offers the $11 doughnut that many have denounced because of the cruel practices used to produce its fatty filling. Vegan blogger Annie Hartnett has penned a petition against the pastries, which so far has gathered more than 1,200 signatures. Foie gras, or “fat liver” translated, is made by force-feeding ducks or geese until their livers swell to 10 times their normal size. Many European nations have already outlawed the procedure, including Denmark, Italy, Finland, Germany, Norway, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland.
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