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Illegal Foie Gras Dinner Canceled In Nevada City

A Nevada City butcher and sandwich shop cancelled what was described as an “underground foie gras dinner and wine pairing” scheduled for Saint Patrick’s Day. That was after a tip to authorities was received from the group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, also known as PETA. PETA spokeswoman Amber Canavan says the Ham Stand had made its plans clear…

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Canavan says officers immediately informed the store that such an event violates California’s foie gras ban. The event was cancelled, and officers visited the shop to verify the change in plans. There were no citations. Foie gras means “fat liver” and Canavan says it’s a cruel process to produce it…

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The legislature passed the ban in California, in 2004, but it did not go into effect until 2012, after it was appealed to the U.S Supreme Court. California is currently the only state to make it illegal.

3 Comments

March 19, 2019

Kim Marie

Amen! Forcing tubes down animals' throats to force feed them until their livers become engorged is cruel and wrong.

March 19, 2019

Lucy Post

Good. There's nothing remotely desirable about eating the diseased liver of a tormented, force-fed bird.

March 19, 2019

Jenn

Thank you to authorities and PETA for shutting this down! The rich and callous seem to think they can do anything in this country, including illegally sucking on the diseased livers of tortured birds, I'm glad they were set straight.

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