Force Feeding

Some articles on force, feeding, force feeding:

Michael Gaughan (Irish Republican) - Force-feeding
... British policy at this time was to force feed hunger strikers ... the top of the bed, where they would stretch the prisoner’s neck over the metal rail, force a block between his or her teeth and then pass a feeding tube, which extended ... stone." During his hunger strike, his weight dropped from 160 lb to 84 lb Gaughan was force-fed from 22 April and this occurred 17 times during course of his hunger strike ...
Foie Gras
... gras is defined as the liver of a duck fattened by gavage (force-feeding corn), although outside of France it is occasionally produced using natural feeding ... birds for food and deliberately fattened the birds through force-feeding ... gras production is controversial due to the force feeding procedure used ...
Foie Gras Controversy - Controversy - EU Scientific Committee On Animal Health and Welfare
... It strongly concludes that "force feeding, as currently practised, is detrimental to the welfare of the birds." Members of the committee describe how geese and ducks show "avoidance behaviour indicating aversion ... evidence on the aversive nature of force feeding, and that evidence of injury is "small", in their overall recommendations, the committee stated that "the management and housing of the birds used for ... no definite conclusions can be drawn concerning the physiological activity of birds in response to force feeding" because although "force feeding induced hepatic steatosis in the duck or goose ...
Foie Gras Controversy - Controversy - Legal Status - Europe
... The force feeding of animals for non-medical purposes, essential to current foie gras production practices, is explicitly prohibited by specific laws in six of nine ... Turkey banned force feeding animals on June 24, 2004 when it enacted Animal Protection Law No ... In France, the fattening is achieved through gavage (force-feeding) corn, according to French law ...
Suffragists - History - Early 20th Century - Force Feeding English Suffragette Prisoners
... and as a result, English prisons began the practice of force feeding the suffragettes through a tube, most commonly a nostril or stomach tube or a stomach pump ... The use of force feeding had previously been practised in England ... The process of tube feeding was strenuous without the consent of the hunger strikers, they were typically strapped down and forced to eat via stomach or nostril tube, often ...

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