Yann Guigne, chef and owner of L'Adour Restaurant Francais in downtown Syracuse, and other champions of the delicacy, say "le gavage" is not torture.
They say animal rights activists imagine what it would be like for a human to be force fed, but that a duck's anatomy is different.
Ducks swallow their food whole and naturally gorge themselves before migrating, they say.
says foie gras is an important part of his
"We are here to give a piece of our tradition," he
"We know the Canadian people are going to keep doing it," said Guigne
, a native Frenchman, said he
cannot fathom a ban on foie gras in his
"You know what it would be to tell an American that they can't have Coke anymore," he