Victory! California Reinstates The Ban On Selling Foie Gras!!!

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Wednesday went exceptionally well for ducks, geese, and animal advocates everywhere.

A California ban on selling highly-controversial foie gras has been reinstated; much to the dismay of people who believe foie gras is a delicacy or luxury which it’s not!

There is absolutely nothing delicate about foie gras or the horrific, cruel and painful way innocent ducks and geese are mistreated to produce “fatty liver.”

Foie gras, which is really fatty duck or goose liver, is produced by the abhorrent practice of force-feeding birds. During the process, called gavage, large amounts of grain are forcefully pumped into the bird’s stomach through a 10–12-inch feeding tube in order to inhumanely enlarge its liver.

The state of California enacted a ban on sales of foie gras in 2012.

Sadly, a restaurant group, poultry producer Hudson Valley Foie Gras, and others sued the state to challenge the law, arguing that it was not applicable according to the federal Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA).

In 2015, a federal judge shockingly agreed and overturned the ban.

After appealing the decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held verbal arguments last week which resulted in a panel of three judges ruling unanimously to overturn the 2015 ruling.

PETA is among the animal welfare organizations who have been fighting against this deplorable practice for years.

PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said a statement. “PETA has protested against this practice for years, showing videos of geese being force-fed that no one but the most callous chefs could stomach, and revealing that foie gras is torture on toast and unimaginably cruel. Now, the court has agreed that California can prohibit its sale. PETA reminds everyone that faux gras, which is fake foie gras can be eaten with a clear conscience and is readily available to the public.

Yet another reason to choose a plant-based diet!

#GoVegan

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