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Angry Chefs Block California Foie Gras Ban | Care2 Causes

Angry Chefs Block California Foie Gras Ban | Care2 Causes

One day after the California ban on foie gras went into effect, a Canadian duck-farming organization, a New York producer of foie gras and a Los Angeles restaurant group sued the state in an attempt to block the law . Filed on Monday by the Association des Eleveurs de Canards et d’Oies du Quebec, Hudson Valley Foie Gras and Hot’s Restaurant Group, the lawsuit accused the nation’s first statewide ban on foie gras of being “unconstitutional, vague and interfering with commerce laws.” The group’s lawyer asked to freeze the ban which made it illegal to force feed ducks and geese for the purpose of enlarging their livers and selling products made from the force fed birds until the law can be worked out in the court system. Michael Tenebaum said the lawsuit would help clarify the vague wording of the term “force fed.” Chef Sean Chaney, co-owner of Hot’s Restaurant Group, Inc. sa...

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