Duck tales, boohoo

McDuck is a sublime surname. But the most famous McDuck—Scrooge from DuckTales—is lucky he's just a cartoon and not a real duck at Hudson Valley Foie Gras in Ferndale, New York. The nonprofit Mercy for Animals recently released undercover footage filmed at the farm, revealing workers jamming a long metal tube down the ducks' necks to force-feed them (done three times a day) and admitting many ducks die in the process. The footage shows how hard it is for the animals to breathe because their preternaturally huge livers are crushing their lungs—until their throats are slit to harvest those “diseased,” fatty organs to sell on, that is. See it at, and take action by emailing, or sending a tweet or Facebook message to to ask that the online retailer stops selling the product.