Foie Gras to Be Banned in California

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In eight months, the sale of foie gras will be banned in California. There was smoked foie gras, roasted foie gras, steamed foie gras and liquefied foie gras, injected into agnolotti. There was even a foie gras dessert: a brownie sundae with foie gras Chantilly. california legislation restaurants foie gras foodApparently, this will happen in 8 months. I had no idea!

San Francisco Passes Anti-Foie Gras Resolution

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San Francisco supervisors have passed a resolution supporting city restaurants that remove foie gras from their menus. Foie gras is the liver of a duck or a goose that has been specially fattened by force feeding. Tags: meat california foie gras California will be banning that awful stuff in about three years. I just find the whole description vile and gruesome.).

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Wolfgang Puck Sends Letter Supporting End to Foie Gras Sales

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So, he penned an open letter to California restaurants still serving foie gras. As you know, foie gras will be banned at the start of July this year.) Check it: california legislation wolfgang puck restaurants foie grasFrom Sfist.com. Although his gastronomic reputation has, let's fact it, been marred due to his frozen food and canned soup lines, Spago founder and chef Wolfgang Puck still has some pull.

Foie Gras Disappearing From San Diego Restaurants

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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. Tags: animal cruelty california foie gras food They've caught a lot of grief over it. They get laughed at by patrons and they are criticized by local paper The Stranger.

Could California's Ban on Foie Gras Have a Domino Effect in the US?

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Pro-foie gras chefs seem to think so. Here's hoping that they are right! Read about it here

Bo Celebrated Birthday with Veal

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Veal is especially cruel, even for factory farming, although now I think foie gras is a strong competitor. Bo Obama celebrated his birthday with a doghouse cake made out of veal. When I was still a meat-eater, the two foods I would not touch were veal and lamb. Certainly disappointed in the Obamas for such a poor choice of "cake."

Does Vick Deserve a Second Chance?

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Like "producing" foie gras? Like eating foie gras? Do you agree with the New York Times ' William C. Rhoden in " The Case for a Second Chance for Michael Vick? " And I'm not just referring to Vick here. Let's deconstruct the concept: Do you think that people who have spent their lives harming animals by eating them, just like I did and much of my family still does, deserve a second chance? Is fighting and killing dogs the same thing?

Why Top Chef Makes Me So Mad

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Today, I've seen an elimination challenge involving snails and foie gras. I'm just watching the fourth or fifth episode of the latest season of Top Chef. It just irritates the hell out of me. First of all, it highlights the deficiencies of today's chefs' training. Throughout the entire show, the judges and contestants always refer to their meats as the "protein." It's as though there is no other protein around. That's not true.

From Today's New York Times

Animal Ethics

9 editorial “ Justice on the Farm ” describing a “visit to a duck farm in Sullivan County where workers toil through exhausting shifts to force feed poultry for foie gras” encapsulates one of the fundamental problems facing agriculture today: the perpetual chain of exploitation that occurs on many farms. To the Editor: The sentence in your Sept.

Philip E. Devine on Demi-Vegetarianism

Animal Ethics

Some might argue that while eating meat is in general acceptable, we are under an obligation to abstain from meat produced in particularly harsh ways: from veal perhaps, or from lobster or from pâté de foie gras.

On Small Victories

Animal Person

A famous Ottawa restaurant removed foie gras from its menu after being pressured by activists. The removal of foie gras came after "months of nasty, anonymous phone calls, insulting e-mails, and noisy demonstrations outside. Yesterday's " Do Small Victories Affect Big Picture in Animal Rights Debate? makes some fantastic points that are worth repeating and deconstructing. Here's the set-up: The European Parliament endorsed a ban on seal products.