Farm Animals Tragically, a life of suffering is all too common for farm animals around the world. FOUR PAWS wants to see this change. We are actively campaigning for genuine, positive changes both politically and socially, to ensure a better long term future for farm animals. But we can’t do this alone. What we doLatest Foie Gras Foie gras means ‘fat liver’. In order to produce foie gras, ducks and geese are force-fed several times a day for two to three weeks before they are slaughtered. Force-feeding increases the size of the liver by six to ten times and the fat content of the liver exceeds 50%! A feeding tube is inserted into a bird’s oesophagus and a mixture of boiled maize and fat is then delivered by an auger or a pneumatic or hydraulic system. Mechanised systems may deliver the feed in just 2-3 seconds, allowing one person to force-feed up to 400 caged ducks in an hour!