Letter to the Editor: On Bolete and humane eating

The review of Bolete in the February 28th issue touting Hudson Valley Foie Gras shows that locally procured food does not mean more humane, as so many seem to claim. But can something that is produced by violent and often fatal force-feeding ever be considered humane? Undercover footage taken at Hudson Valley last year by Mercy for Animals shows the horrific cruelty that ducks and geese experience. With support by veterinarians and animal protection organizations, California has a ban on force-feeding to produce foie gras. Once aware of this practice, I would encourage the compassionate-minded to not support it monetarily. There are many other tasty things to eat that do not involve such intense suffering to sentient beings.


Janemarie Duh

Identity Management Systems Architect