|I'm so strong I can stop you eating Foie Gras! Nyaah!|
(And anyone trying to make capital of the 'diseased' aspect would do well to remember that Quorn is made from diseased fungus!)
Occasionally they have a point. But usually, in reality, the exact opposite is true. People who eat Fois Gras and understand it's culinary merits are aware of the controversy surrounding it and can see both sides of the story, but vegan PETA soldiers don't have a fucking clue what it tastes like, and therefore cannot.
I might offend a few folks here, but: Vegans shouldn’t be able to ban foie gras for the same reason that straight or celibate priests shouldn’t be able to outlaw gay marriage. People who’ve never been fox-hunting shouldn’t get to decide that it’s unacceptable. Lifelong teetotallers shouldn’t be able to ban alcohol. And so on.
I find this far more tragic than foie gras.