September 01, 2007

 

 AVMA releases foie gras production backgrounder - September 1, 2007

 
posted August 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 at www.avma.org/reference.

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.