Friday, March 23, 2007
DOES CHICAGO CARE ABOUT GEESE OR DON'T THEY?
FoieBlog is confused.
First Chicago bans the sale of Foie Gras because they don't want to be associated with what they call an "inhumane" industry. Now the city government is calling for volunteers to help them thin out the local goose population by searching for eggs in city parks and destroying them. According to the Chicago Tribune they even have the backing of the Humane Society of the United States.
What gives? FoieBlog thought that the ban on Foie Gras was a symbolic measure that showed how much The Windy City cared about our feathered friends. Now it looks more like they were just trying to eliminate these defenseless animals from the city one body part at a time.
FoieBlog wonders if Joe Moore will be signing up for this poultry pogrom.