Quebec Foie Gras Investigation

Overview

Several months ago, Global Action Network, in collaboration with Farm Sanctuary, embarked on an extensive undercover investigation of Canada’s largest foie gras farm – Elevages Perigord.

The investigator worked at Elevages Perigord on daily basis for more than twelve weeks, and he documented all aspects of this vertically integrated operation, including the hatchery, fattening sheds, force feeding sheds, slaughterhouse and breeding facility.

Using hidden camera equipment, the investigator gathered close to 100 hours of video footage and countless photographs.

The video evidence shows a large number of apparent violations of the animal welfare provisions in the Criminal Code of Canada and the 1990 Meat Inspection Act. The investigator filmed as slaughterhouse workers pulled heads off of live ducks, smashed ducks into floors and walls and cut the throats of fully conscious ducks. Workers repeatedly punched, kicked and threw live ducks. Baby ducklings were crushed and suffocated to death in plastic garbage bags. Other ducklings were left to freeze to death in minus 20 degree weather in metal trash cans.

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