To Foie or Not To Foie
If you’re a California-based fan of foie gras, best clear your eating schedule for the next month-and-change. You’re going to want to stock up on your fill, and then some, of the French delicacy composed of specially-fattened duck liver. Because on July 1st, the dish is heading to the metaphorical electric chair, and it doesn’t look like the Governor will be issuing a stay of execution.
Way back in 2004, the state passed a law stating that “duck liver cannot be served… if the duck was force fed, which is the method used by duck raisers for the liver to become fatty,” a bit of legalese that essentially bans fois gras. A kink in the law specified that it could not be enforced until 2012, but the days of enforcement are nearly upon us. And so, as you’d expect, both sides of the foie fight are getting mighty rambunctious.
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Very clear explanation of the issue. I do wonder why this is so particularly abhorrent to animal rights activists. You’d think they’d find all animal killing equally repellant.