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January 09, 2019 - France 24

Foie gras producers blast attack on French ‘art of living’ as US court clears ban

Foie gras producers blast attack on French ‘art of living’ as US court clears ban
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French foie gras makers have accused the US Supreme Court of bowing to “misinformation” from vegetarian lobbyists with its refusal to hear an appeal against a Californian ban on the delicacy produced from force-fed ducks and geese.

Hailing the Supreme Court’s decision on Monday, animal rights group PETA said the ruling marked a “victory for animals” over an “archaic” industry.

VA: Production of foie gras through force-feeding is cruel and speciesist. To produce “foie gras” (the French term means “fatty liver”), workers ram pipes down the throats of male ducks twice each day, pumping up to 2.2 pounds of grain and fat into their stomachs, or geese three times a day, up to 4 pounds daily, in a process known as “gavage.” The force-feeding causes the birds’ livers to swell to up to 10 times their normal size.

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