Chefs livid as court upholds foie gras ban

Judges rule in favour of a ban on the del­i­cacy made by force-feed­ing ducks and geese

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a state­ment that “the cham­pagne corks are pop­ping.”

“Peta has protested against this prac­tice for years, show­ing videos of geese be­ing forcefed that no one but the most cal­lous chefs could stom­ach and re­veal­ing that foie gras is tor­ture on toast and unimag­in­ably cruel,” Newkirk said.

As of Fri­day night, the foie gras tor­chon was stay­ing on the tast­ing menu at Melisse in Santa Mon­ica, said owner and twostar Miche­lin chef Josiah Citrin.

“I didn’t re­ally know it was com­ing; we’ll just see what hap­pens,” he said. “I en­joy eat­ing foie gras, but it’s not go­ing to end what I do. I just don’t like be­ing told what we can and can’t use.”

The leg­is­la­ture passed the law in 2004 after find­ing that forced feed­ing was cruel and in­hu­mane. But it de­layed en­force­ment for seven years so pro­duc­ers could come up with a new method of mak­ing the del­i­cacy.

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