Two responses here... 1) Ducks and geese force fed to produce overly large livers ( for fois
gras ) do not suffer; they do not have a " gag reflex ", so they are incapable of suffering in
this feeding process.
2) If you really want to purchase fois gras and price is no object, look online; there must be
at least three dozen outlets for this delicacy, many of them in Europe. I recently bought a
two pound package from a distributor in France for about what it would cost in the US,
plus shipping and handling charges; it was shipped in a dry ice container overnight deliv-
ery via DHL... I had it the next day and it freezes nicely for quite a long time.