Win for Ducks: Federal Court Reinstates California’s Foie Gras Ban!

In a victory for ducks and geese, today’s unanimous 3-0 decision from the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals reenacts California’s ban on cruel foie gras! The court’s powerful decision states, “As societal values change, so too do our notions of acceptable food products…California, like a growing number of countries around the world, has concluded that force-fed foie gras is…repugnant.” Translated as …

France Halts Foie Gras Production – For Now

This week, the French Ministry of Agriculture announced a ban on most of the country’s production of foie gras — or the “fatty liver” of ducks and geese — until August. No, it’s not based on welfare concerns but rather it’s related to “a particularly virulent strain of bird flu,” or H5N1 in southwestern France. The country supplies approximately 75% of foie gras around …

Brazil’s Largest City Says Au Revoir to Foie Gras

Legislators in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the country’s largest city, recently voted to ban the production and sale of foie gras, a so-called “delicacy” made from the diseased livers of ducks and geese.  The law will go into effect in August. As noted by Sao Paulo City Councilman Laercio Benko, the author of the law, “Foie gras is an appetizer for the wealthy. It …

Disaster for Ducks: Federal Court Overturns CA’s Foie Gras Sales Ban

In a disappointing turn of events, yesterday, a federal court struck down a California law that prohibits the sale of foie gras, a cruelty-laden product made from the diseased livers of ducks and geese. This decision, which will hopefully be appealed by the state, means foie gras can once again be sold in California. California’s foie gras ban that went …

Foie Gras No More!

Victory for Ducks and Geese: US Supreme Court Allows CA’s Foie Gras Ban to Stand

In yet another victory for animals, the Supreme Court of the United States yesterday declined to hear a challenge to California’s foie gras ban, allowing the prohibition on the sale of this cruel product to remain in effect. California has banned the production and sale of foie gras, a so-called “delicacy” made from the diseased livers of ducks and geese, …