Youatt, R. (2012). “Power, Pain, and the Interspecies Politics of Foie Gras”. Political research quarterly , 65 (2), pp. 346-58.
This article examines the practices, logics, and politics of foie gras production and consumption. It argues that scholars need to rethink both pain and sentience to account for the fact that ducks are responsive, and not just reactive. Rather than using the capacities of animals to judge when power relations between species are acceptable, it suggests that scholars should start with the power relations themselves to account for how animal and human experiences are made.