Great news! California’s ban on foie gras production and sales is truly safe!
October 14 2014 , the US Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to the foie gras ban which was signed into law in 2004, but only went into effect in 2012. A group of businesses making money off of the suffering ducks used to produce foie gras backed the challenge, but they lost! It’s been a long and desperate fight, but it seems the ducks have finally won protection in one state in the US so far.
Foie gras is inherently cruel. It is made by force feeding ducks by ramming metal pipes down their throats many times per day until their livers become diseased and unusually large. More than 40 countries have banned foie gras production.