Garden Gourmet, Nestle’s plant-based brand has launched a vegan foie gras over growing animal welfare concerns over the so-called delicacy that is produced in atrocious ways.

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Foie gras is banned in many countries, and companies have been stepping up to make a vegan alternative to hopefully replace all usage of the animal product.

Nestlé’s alternative is being made available first in Switzerland and later in Spain, two large consumers of the product. Their product is made on shea butter and sunflower and is refined with miso paste, truffle oil, and coriander. They will call it “Voie Gras”. The product will reportedly be available in stores in the two countries beginning November 28.

There is simply no way to ethically produce foie gras. The process is grotesque from start to finish. Male ducks and geese are trapped in tiny, unsanitary cages, meaning that their coats tend to end up matted in feces because they have no space to groom. Female ducklings, on the other hand, are tossed into a grinder and instantly ripped apart to their death since their bodies cannot be used to make what humans have disgustingly deemed a “delicacy.”

According to PETA, Birds on foie gras farms can’t engage in natural behaviors, like flapping their wings, preening themselves, or swimming. This force-feeding causes the birds’ livers to become diseased and swell up to 10 times their normal size.

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