— Anthony Bourdain on veganism. see the decade-old clip here.
so Kate Winslet, of all people, teamed up with PETA (Perfectly Evil Total Asshats) to voice an anti-foie gras campaign.
for those unfamiliar with foie gras, it is a well-known French delicacy made of duck or goose liver that has been fattened up through a procedure in which the animal is fed via a feeding tube placed down its throat, directly to the stomach. this kind of force-feeding may seem cruel and inhumane—and it would be for organisms with a human-like gastroesophageal system and gag reflex—but fowl do not possess comparable systems and the procedure is not distressing or torturous for the animal. while it’s natural to anthopomorphize, people need to be informed of this important distinction.
don’t believe me?—let Anthony Bourdain show you: