September 01, 2007


 AVMA releases foie gras production backgrounder

Posted Aug. 15, 2007

The AVMA has released a backgrounder on the welfare implications of foie gras production, available in the reference section of the AVMA Web site.

The backgrounder reviews foie gras production in the United States and other countries; welfare concerns, including science, risks, and severity of the risks; alternatives to force-feeding for producing foie gras; a summary; and references.

The information was prepared by the AVMA Animal Welfare Division.