Democrat Party Socialist Hypocrisy at work, Canaduh and Democrat New York are wanting Duck and Goose Torture?Posted by: Reamuna Becca / Category: Vegan Restaurants in New York
Lawsuit Targets Foie Gras Ban
Three plaintiffs have joined together in a lawsuit aimed at striking down a California law outlawing the sale of foie gras, the nation’s first state-sanctioned ban on the traditional French dish made from goose or duck livers.
The legislature passed the ban in 2005 with the rationale that the method the French call “gavage” — force-feeding the birds through a tube several times a day to fatten their livers to 10 to 12 times the normal size — is cruel and torturous. The ban went into effect on July 1.
The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on July 2 maintains that the law is unconstitutional, vague, and interferes with federal commerce laws, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Plaintiffs seek a preliminary injunction to freeze the law until the suit is heard in court.
“I think the injunction will help [free] chefs from the risk of unknowingly breaking the law, and give our legislators time to fix it,” said Sean Chaney, executive chef and co-owner of Hot’s Restaurant Group Inc., a Los Angeles restaurant group that is one of the plaintiffs in the suit. “There’s so much vagueness in the whole thing.”
The other two plaintiffs are a Canadian duck-farming trade organization and a New York producer of duck delicacies.
Others also are beefing about being force fed the law.
"I don’t need the California state legislature or a bunch of vegan terrorists telling me what I can and cannot eat," said David Kinch, the chef-owner of Manresa, a restaurant in Los Gatos, Calif. "It should be a question of personal choice."
The lawsuit states: “The statute defines ‘force feeding’ as using a process that causes a bird to ‘consume more food than a typical bird of the same species would consume voluntarily.’ In practice, the vagueness of this purported standard makes it impossible for anyone to know at what point a particular bird has been fed ‘more food’ than the law allows.”
Many animal groups want a nationwide ban on foie gras, according to the Chronicle. Chicago outlawed it but overturned the law in 2008.
Other measures taking effect in California on July 1 include two bills aimed at reducing bullying and one to improve hygiene in tattoo parlors.
I’m not seeing a question here… Cant they use livers from non-tortured ducks? Why does the liver have to be inflated? I dont care if people wanna eat meat, i do that on occassion too but i do not support the torture of any sentient being.