Foie Gras Disappearing From San Diego Restaurants

Critter News

Here in Seattle, NARN (Northwest Animal Rights Network) has been staging protests at a local restaurant that serves foie gras. In addition, back in 2004, Governor Schwarzenegger signed a bill making foie gras illegal starting in 2012. I guess small protests like NARN's seem futile when compared to the overwhelming issue of animal welfare, but you have to think that a number of small protests over time can have a large cumulative impact.

On Small Victories

Animal Person

Yesterday's " Do Small Victories Affect Big Picture in Animal Rights Debate? A famous Ottawa restaurant removed foie gras from its menu after being pressured by activists. Both, of course, were seen as victories, but the article's author, Richard Foot, asks: Do such successes mean the animal rights movement is winning its long, controversial campaigns to gain the same legal protections for animals as those ascribed to humans?