I know a lot of people assume that there are regulations in place in Canada that prevent abuse to farmed animals. This is a fair assumption to make. After all, on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Website, it says:
"The Criminal Code of Canada prohibits anyone from wilfully causing animals to suffer from neglect, pain or injury..."
But if you keep reading, here's what it also says under the regulations for Ontario, specifically the "Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act":
"exempts from those offences are activities carried on in accordance with reasonable and generally accepted practices of agricultural animal care, management or husbandry..."
Do you know what that means? It means if everyone does it, it's ok; It means practices that are carried out by factory farms, and therefore considered "generally accepted" are exempt from the Criminal Code's protection of animals.
It means ***the determining factor in whether or not it's allowed is not the extent to which it is cruel / causes harm to another, but how well it's been accepted by the farming community*** Let that sink in for a minute.
Now let me tell you what these "generally accepted" practices include:
* Killing sick or injured babies using a method called "thumping" - smashing the babies against the concrete until they die
* Cutting off body parts - tails, teeth, testicles - without anesthetic.
* Transporting animals for up to 52 hours without food or water, and in any temperature. In the summer, they die of heat stroke on the floors of the trucks, and in the winter, they literally freeze to the sides of trucks.
On top of this, infractions of the laws that are in place - like pigs suffocating in trucks, chickens with holes in the bodies, and cows being skinned alive, are not acted on by the CFIA. what little protection animals are afforded do have
We all want to believe it can't be that bad. I've heard it so many times "surely there are regulations in place that protect animals from cruelty." It's a nice thought, but it's just not the case. Our government is not protecting animals; They're protecting the industry.
It's up to INDIVIDUALS to take a stand and say this is not ok.
House popovers with foie gras butter @drinkatfranklin with a whiskey boy is an unexpectedly good combination. Definitely an unusual treat on a Tuesday, but so well worth having before tonight’s special event. Delectable!
Los sabores del Suroeste de Francia 🇫🇷, una región llena de sorpresas, llegarán al histórico @hotelclubfrances el próximo lunes 24 de septiembre para una velada especial donde el menú de 4 pasos, diseñado por el chef @jerome_mathe, dará protagonismo al 🦆🦆 foie gras 🦆🦆, producto emblemático de la gastronomía francesa. 🇫🇷🇫🇷 Los comensales presentes podrán disfrutar de este noble producto directamente importado de dicha región. 🍽
Descubrí la historia de este manjar y más info sobre el evento en nuestra nota :
Foie Gras with Raspberry Sauce🔥🔥
One of my favorite dishes; goose liver sautéed for a creamy consistency DROOL 🤤
This is particularly in Ukraine, however, this delicacy is found in many restaurants and it is indeed picture worthy! 📸