Horrible News for Ducks and Geese in California

California’s foie gras ban was overturned today by U.S. District Court Judge Stephen Wilson in Los Angeles. He ruled that the ban, passed in 2004 and in effect as of 2012, illegally encroaches on the regulatory domain of the federal government. The Poultry Products Inspection Act, which is a federal law, regulates the sale and distribution of the bodies and body parts of tormented birds, and unfortunately, forbids states from imposing particular conditions on production.

Foie gras (which means fatty liver) is an exceptionally cruel product derived from forcing metal pipes down the necks of ducks and geese in order to force-feed them until their livers are swollen.

The only silver lining on this cloud is that the California Attorney General’s office is reviewing the decision and an appeal is possible.

We’re extremely disappointed and will keep you appraised of the situation.

Read more here:

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Judge-strikes-down-Calif-foie-gras-ban-5999897.php

Horrible News for Ducks and Geese in California

Horrible News for Ducks and Geese in California

California’s foie gras ban was overturned today by U.S. District Court Judge Stephen Wilson in Los Angeles. He ruled that the ban, passed in 2004 and in effect as of 2012, illegally encroaches on the regulatory domain of the federal government. The Poultry Products Inspection Act, which is a federal law, regulates the sale and distribution of the bodies and body parts of tormented birds, and unfortunately, forbids states from imposing particular conditions on production.

Foie gras (which means fatty liver) is an exceptionally cruel product derived from forcing metal pipes down the necks of ducks and geese in order to force-feed them until their livers are swollen.

The only silver lining on this cloud is that the California Attorney General’s office is reviewing the decision and an appeal is possible.

We’re extremely disappointed and will keep you appraised of the situation.

Read more here:

http://www.sfgate.com/…/Judge-strikes-down-Calif-foie-gras-…

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