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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa commits animal cruelty
by Manuel Luis
Friday Aug 8th, 2008 2:57 PM
Yesterday in the LA Times the Mayor posted a list of his favorites restaurants. Besides having expensive tastes he also has cruel tastes. His favorite restaurant in LA is pricey Patina. He says their foie gras is "great." He admits to eating this cruel $28 appetizer every time he visits the restaurant.
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In July 2006 Antonio went out to lunch with an LA Times journalist for an interview. Antonio ordered foie gras and a $140 bottle of red wine declaring it a "good value." We the citizens of LA paid for his cruel "value" meal. And what's he doing drinking an entire bottle of wine on the job in the day time? Maybe this is how he got in trouble with his mistress and destroyed his marriage and family

After the Times ran the article animal lovers everywhere made sure to educate Antonio on foie gras. Foie gras is the liver of a goose or duck that's been force fed. They shove metal feeding tubes down their throats to inject massive amounts of fattening food a few times a day. Their livers become enlarged ten times normal size which causes them to be diseased besides extremely painful. They can no longer walk, their esophagus rips open or they choke on their own vomit. Then they are killed and their livers are fed to rich, ignorant folk who don't care about animals or their own health.

Many countries have banned foie gras completely such as Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Poland and Israel. Even the pope has claimed that it's a "violation of biblical principles." Governor Schwarzenneger passed a bill in 2004 to ban foie gras in California effective 2012.

After being educated about this inhumane food in 2006 Antonio told animal lovers that he'd make more conscious food decisions in the future. Since then the animal community in Los Angeles has vocally turned against Villaraigosa because of the dismal performance of his appointed Director of Animal Services Ed Boks. Euthanasia has increased over 30% and three times as many animals are dying on their own because of lack of care. Because of budget cuts necessary from Antonio's expensive tastes--Spago caters all of the Mayor's events--32 Animal Control Technicians will soon be fired. People with families will soon have no job while our Mayor eats expensive foie gras and bragging about it.

By publicly telling the world that foie gras is "great" and he eats it all the time he is very publicly hitting animal lovers in the face with a two by four. You know he really wanted to say "I eat kittens and puppies alive!" but an aide probably edited that out of his list. This is one petty and vengeful little Mayor.

As of the writing of this article there were 480 who hated his list and 248 who "enjoyed" it. Everyone, go and vote here http://theguide.latimes.com/profiles/4170/lists/170885 Tell the Mayor that his choice of expensive inhumane food sucks as much as he and his Director of Animal Services.

I can't wait for Antonio's next top ten list, his favorite clothes. You just know he'll brag about wearing baby seal skin, alligator shoes and slippers made out of bunny fur.


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by Animules rule
Friday Aug 8th, 2008 6:25 PM
Antonio was raised by a single mother in a poor area. As soon as Antonio got some money he spent it on expensive things like designer clothes, caviar, lobster and foie gras. He only goes to the most expensive places. He's like tacky nouveau riche trying to show off to people by bragging about all his expensive tastes which are just tacky. Underneath it all he's just a poor short jerk who couldn't even pass the bar exam. We all know he's a fake, a fraud. Being Mayor has gone to his head. Now he's acting exactly like ex-Mayor Hahn, ignoring his constituents and doing whatever the hell he wants. He tells City departments that they must cut the budget but he doesn't cut his own budget. An expensive Beverly Hills restaurant caters all of the City's dinners? Foie gras? Expensive wine? Who the hell does he think he is? He thinks he's a wealthy white educated old money person but he's nothing but an insecure slob trying to show off.
by Restauranteur
Friday Aug 8th, 2008 6:53 PM
In response to PETA Spagos stopped serving foie gras in their restaurants. Of course I bet he still serves it for the Mayor at his events. Our Mayor is like those rappers when they finally strike it rich. They go out, buy an expensive car, fancy clothes and tons of bling to show the world they made it. Antonio is a total poseur. The rich people who use him to get political and financial favors play on this weak part of his character.
by katlady
Saturday Aug 9th, 2008 5:58 AM
Our Mayor of LA is a joke . He can't keep his pants on and will screw anything . How many kids does he have out of wed lock by now . When will he leave office , we should all have a party then
by Juan
Saturday Aug 9th, 2008 9:49 AM
Villaraigosa has become Hahn. Power corrupts. Remember the bull Villaraigosa fed us during his campaign? He will make LA nokill. Euthansia is higher than under Hahn. Then he said zoos are no place for elephants. Then he fought to keep them in the zoo. Villaraigosa goes to the HSUS Genesis awards, then goes and orders foie gras and brags about it? Total hypocrit. First he denies that he has issues with his wife, then he admits to an affair. You can't believe a word he says.
by why continue cycles of oppression?
Saturday Aug 9th, 2008 2:00 PM
Just how many people who come to the U.S. from 'third world' countries like Mexico have the need to show off materialism once they gain financial success? How about using those profits to help the less fortunate of his people (or any other people) instead off showing off his wealth by eating foie gras?

Why do people from less fortunate nations need to show off by buying and driving large expensive SUVs once they've succeeded in the U.S.? Is it really insecurity or do people just have ego enhancement problems?? Don't people realize that following the path of materialism in the U.S. only worsens the oppression of others??
by blingisbad
Saturday Aug 9th, 2008 2:51 PM
You're right. It does seem that immigrants who finally make it here like to go and flaunt their wealth. The only problem is that Antonio is doing it with tax payer money. Did he ask the tax payers if we want all city catered events done by Spago's? I'd say hell no. Save that money to hire more cops, help the homeless, care for the animals. Antonio is spending the city's money on expensive cars, bling, clothes, food and wine. That's our money.

What's sickening is that his campaign promise was to stop this. He said he'd cut the fat in the city, help the economy, make the shelters nokill, take the elephants out of the zoo, extend the metro to the ocean.... He's done none of these things. In fact, he's now just corrupt as his predecessor Hahn. Different people, same old slime. He promised to make politics more ethical, hold department heads accountable, hire people based on merit only. So far he's been involved in ethics scandals, his department heads are running amuk, he appoints commissioners based on color, he hired extra mayoral staff which is not needed... I'm so sick of this guy. The only difference between him and Hahn is that Antonio is shorter with brown skin. Same politician inside. I actually think he's more corrupt than Hahn.
by contractorjoe
Saturday Aug 9th, 2008 6:38 PM
"3. Spago Beverly Hills
Wolfgang does most of our events. I tend not to go to restaurants out of the city of Los Angeles too often. He caters the vast majority of our events when we entertain dignitaries. He almost always caters for us."

Wolfgang caters the events? He says it like such a nouve rich elitist. Here people are being fired in the city and they're having Spago do the catering? How do you think the fired employees feel a bout this?

by truthteller
Monday Aug 11th, 2008 9:32 AM
Euthanasia is up, adoptions are down, reversing trends of the previous four years when activists howled at Hahn for actually making real progress, (it wasn't enough, and too slow.) You get what you deserve. Unfortunately, the animals suffer, who don't deserve it. Hope you feel good.