Come on! Foie Gras is a all time favorite food. Environmental whack jobs pushed for this law, but it took 7yrs for it to take effect. What the hell is going on in this country, they want to regulate everything and tell people what they can and can not consume.
Days after a foie gras ban came into force in California, a Los Angeles restaurant group and others have filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the bill outlawing the controversial delicacy.
AFP reports that Hot's Restaurant Group, Canada's Association des Eleveurs de Canards et d'Oies du Quebec and New York-based producer Hudson Valley Foie Gras claim the ban is "unconstitutional, vague and interferes with federal commerce laws."
Foie gras -- fattened liver of a duck or goose, usually by force-feeding corn to the bird --was the target of animal lovers who persuaded the state legislature to ban it.
The legal challenge claims the 2004 law is unclear in defining what constitutes force-feeding, said attorney Michael Tenenbaum, who filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles this week.
California lawmakers agreed the ban in 2004, but allowed for a grace period of seven and a half years to comply before it came into effect on July 1 this year. Restaurants serving the gourmet item can be fined up to $1,000.
Meanwhile, the OC Register is reporting that some restaurants continue to use foie gras. The day after the ban Antoine Price, owner of Cafe Mimosa in San Clemente, served up a meal titled "Foie You!," where foie gras was the centerpiece of all seven dishes --including dessert.
"They can lock me up if they want," Price told the Register. "I don't mind."
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Living The Good Life One Fish At A Time
7 years before it went into law, Our legal system is crazy, the fact that the amount of money spent in the legal system to get this passed is proof of the insanity of some groups.