There is only one Foie Gras Farm left in Ukraine and good news! It is shutting down by the end of September this year.
MHP, the company, posted a statement on their official website and said that they are going to “cease production of goose meat and foie gras at its Snyatynska poultry farm by the beginning of September 2019.”
In 2018 alone, the company sold 50,000 tons of Foie Gras.
The move to stop the production of foie gras comes after undercover footage was obtained.
Foie Gras is made from the fatty liver of engorged ducks and geese after they are brutally force-fed with tubes that are shoved deep down in their throats.
Earlier this year, the United States of America banned the sale of Foie Gras.
Countries like Austria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, and the U.K. have also banned the food.
MHP Wrote on its official website, “MHP believes that the production of foie gras is not consistent with the Company’s strategy and policy of being a global leader in E&S and Animal Welfare.”
Open Cages CEO Connor Jackson released a statement about the production of Foie Gras, he said, “It’s hard to believe that foie gras even exists. Force feeding animals until their liver swells 10 times bigger is simply barbaric, and the product’s ‘luxury’ label is almost laughable. We are absolutely thrilled to see this company choose to stand against needless suffering by shutting down. Any UK restaurants still serving foie gras will be taking a hard look in the mirror: animal cruelty is bad business.”