Kate Winslet denounces foie gras in video
Kate Winslet has spoken out against foie gras in a new campaign video for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
According to The AP, the actress narrates the scene that was shot undercover on foie gras farms and shows birds confined to cramped cages and apparently being force-fed by having tubes placed down their throats.
The Reader star described the process as "terrifying and painful".
"This is a terrifying and painful process for the birds, who have no semblance of a normal life and know that several times a day a tube will be rammed down their throats," she said.
The foodstuff is normally made by force-feeding ducks and geese to enlarge their livers.
The celebrity ended the video with an appeal to boycott the food: "Please join us in helping ducks and geese by pledging never to eat foie gras."