A law banning the sale of foie gras in California was overturned Wednesday by a federal judge, paving the way for the item to return to restaurant menus in the state.
California Senate Bill No. 1520, which was signed into law in September 2004 and went into effect in July 2012, banned the sale of any product made by “force feeding a bird for the purpose of enlarging the bird’s liver beyond normal size.”
U.S. District Judge Stephen Wilson ruled that the law interfered with federal regulations that govern poultry products. Wilson made the ruling when hearing a lawsuit filed on behalf of foie gras producer Hudson Valley Foie Gras of Ferndale, N.Y., as well as another foie gras producer and restaurateurs.
The law is the law I suppose, and obviously the vile trade in foie gras needs to be wiped out through education. Seeing as we're talking America here, that won't happen anytime soon.
.I just think that if an animal is being raised for slaughter, it should at least have the most natural life possible whilst on this earth. Free from cruelty rates high in my list of requirements
And what they do to geese is inhumane, no way around it
I notice Hawk again as usual manages to work every thing around to an anti-woman diatribe somehow.
Being as you are you won't take a blind bit of notice, but hey, at least I said my piece.
I notice Hawk again as usual manages to work every thing around to an anti-woman diatribe somehow. Women have a choice. A goose doesn't. And what they do to geese is inhumane, no way around it. Kinda waterboarding but with food instead of water.
Try getting a little bit of education in neuroanatomy, hawk. The wiring for pain, fear, and pleasure is analagous across a pretty wide swath of the animal kingdom, and that includes us. If we feel pain, other animals will too in similar circumstances.
And force feeding is cruel and so is cage raising chickens and confining hogs.