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(Reuters)   Restaurant serves its millionth strangled duck   ( divider line
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2003-04-30 01:37:23 PM  
"Hello, PETA? I've got something that's going to make you poop your cow suit."
2003-04-30 02:10:35 PM  
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2003-04-30 02:42:33 PM  
Ehh...what can you expect from the French?

Here's some enlightening pictures about goose liver pate (foie gras) production!

And yes, I think PETA people are asshats. However, I also believe in the humane treatment of animals we're about to eat.
2003-04-30 02:47:36 PM  
2003-04-30 03:18:14 PM  
Strangled duck?

No thanks, I'd rather choke a chicken.
2003-04-30 04:13:03 PM  
ive got the say, the deliciousness factor of the duck is not what its cracked up to be.
2003-04-30 04:13:32 PM  
I actually submitted this with something about choking the chicken in the headline. Guess mine was more stupid than funny.
2003-04-30 04:15:03 PM  
Strangled duck tastes better. You can taste their fear.
2003-04-30 04:15:12 PM  
Yes, but the duck just doesn't taste the same without the strangulation.
2003-04-30 04:15:49 PM  
No choked chicken comments allowe...

ah.. fark..
2003-04-30 04:16:56 PM  
when i die i want to be stewed in my own blood
2003-04-30 04:17:18 PM  
'Tis the season to be jorry... fah-rah-rah-rah-rah, rah-rah-rah-rah-rah
2003-04-30 04:17:27 PM  
I don't know which fact is more upsetting to me:

1. Strangled duck

2. Slit-throat duck

3. An 85 year-old man with a 22 year-old son.
2003-04-30 04:17:28 PM  
"The secret, fans say, is in strangling the ducks, keeping the flesh succulent, rather than slitting their throats."


Why would strangling the duck make the meat softer? You figure strangling would take longer than simply slitting their throats, allowing for more time to struggle.

" ... carefully strangled and ritually cooked with its own blood."

Disgusting. The thought of eating something like that makes me physically ill ...
2003-04-30 04:17:39 PM  
Since the one from the legend was suffocated, wouldn't it make sense for them to keep with that tradition? At what point did they decide that strangulation was a better way to kill the duck than, say, putting it in a garage with a car running?
2003-04-30 04:18:30 PM  
Please - I did too. I guess that headline was too obvious.
2003-04-30 04:19:57 PM  
Duck L'monoxide?

no thanks. i'll take mine strangled.
2003-04-30 04:21:01 PM  
Neutron5o: I'm 19 and my dad is 80.

2003-04-30 04:21:08 PM  
This article was very tough to pull my pork to.
2003-04-30 04:21:09 PM  
Hmmmm... take the side of the French or the animal rights crowd?

*brain explodes*
2003-04-30 04:21:25 PM  
Force fed duck.
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No matter how you feel on the carnivore / vegetarian issue, you couldn't possibly condone this barbarism!
2003-04-30 04:21:34 PM  
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2003-04-30 04:21:36 PM  
1) Strangled Duck
2) Choked Chicken
3) Spanked Monkey
4) Licked Lizard

All orders come with a serving of "secret sauce".
2003-04-30 04:22:15 PM  
What is this, Let's Wake Up the Peta Lurkers Day?
2003-04-30 04:22:30 PM  
I'd be curious what sort of price this fetches. I mean, if we're talking 50 bucks a plate, why not get a nice don't have to force feed a cow (excepting veal)...gimme a nice tenderloin steak anyday over this Freedomish torture stuff.
2003-04-30 04:23:03 PM  
Davide: Force fed duck.
No matter how you feel on the carnivore / vegetarian issue, you couldn't possibly condone this barbarism!

But I can still make jokes about it.

Ohh yeah, take it all duck, quack quack.
2003-04-30 04:23:37 PM  
should that be "heady" or "heavy" sauce?
2003-04-30 04:24:38 PM  
2003-04-30 04:24:51 PM  
But I can still make jokes about it.

Yes, I have no sacred cows: joke away!
2003-04-30 04:24:55 PM  
How hard do you have to squeeze one to get the duck sauce?
2003-04-30 04:26:42 PM  
Well the french are able to be big brave men when it comes to hurting small defenceless animals.

France does'nt surrender (first time ever)
2003-04-30 04:27:33 PM  

I think I must be one of the few people on Fark to whom this sounds delicious.

But Im also one of those wierd people that vacations to places specifically to eat at restaurants that server wonderful examples of local cuisine.

/me scurries away


2003-04-30 04:27:37 PM  
strangled duck = kill kittens
2003-04-30 04:27:51 PM  
there needs to be a "FRANCE" tag on fark....
2003-04-30 04:27:55 PM  
And exactly why do the Yanks refer to 4x4s as SUVs these days? Where does the 'sport' come into it?
2003-04-30 04:27:56 PM  
What the article fails to mention is WHO gets to eat the millionth strangled duck?

I'm guessing Mike Tyson. Any other ideas?
2003-04-30 04:27:59 PM  
Time for pick the timely cliche:

a)the french are wierd
b)the french eat wierd stuff
c)how dare the french do something so horrible
d)no suprise, the article deals with France.

next article please.
2003-04-30 04:28:02 PM  
I'm fairly unadventurous when it comes to food. However, having read 'Fast Food Nation', I'd rather take my chances with some of this weird French shi'ite than visit McDonalds.
2003-04-30 04:30:18 PM  
stupid frenchies
2003-04-30 04:32:15 PM  
Sounds yummy!
2003-04-30 04:32:50 PM  

And exactly why do the Yanks refer to 4x4s as SUVs these days? Where does the 'sport' come into it?

Dunno, but I pretty much hate them. I just know that the next accident I'm in (ride bicycle to work every day) will be some dumb soccer mom on a cell phone driving new Ford Monstrosity.
2003-04-30 04:33:01 PM  
Ok let's see....

French strangle their one millionth duck just so that the duck is "more succulent". PETA is cool with that.

Students in school actually drink milk, from cows. PETA is jihading the schools as we speak.

Now, I hate PETA as much as everyone else, but you'd think they'd at least get their damn priorities straight.
2003-04-30 04:33:02 PM  
Purple Jack

I've also read Fast Food Nation, but you know what? I'd rather avoid McDonald's and this weird French shi'ite.
2003-04-30 04:33:32 PM  
*wait a sec...what the hell thread is this???*
2003-04-30 04:33:37 PM  
I wish I could get bludgeoned veal, or strangled lamb. What's good for the goose (duck) has got to be good for everything else too. I will not stop until I have feasted upon the best and tastiest strangled young animals.

Why do they only strangle the baby ducks?

Because it's easier.
2003-04-30 04:34:06 PM  
"strangled and ritually cooked with its own blood."

So that's where Ozzy is working now.
2003-04-30 04:34:35 PM  
No matter how you feel on the carnivore / vegetarian issue, you couldn't possibly condone this barbarism!

Maybe the duck just has an eating disorder, and has to be force fed in order to save its life.
2003-04-30 04:35:08 PM  

If there's a 'none of the above' choice, I'd go for that too.
2003-04-30 04:35:21 PM  
How many helium baloons tied around the duck's neck would it take to strangle the duck?
2003-04-30 04:35:23 PM  
Ohh, I just bothered to read the article, and noticed something.

The legendary Tour d'Argent has been serving up eight-week old ducklings, reared in the west coast Challans marshes, since 1890.

And the website for your farking pleasure.

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