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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 04:27 PM

Appeals court takes foie gras off the menu in California

Source: Associated Press


Brian Melley, Associated Press
Updated 3:15 pm, Friday, September 15, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) A federal appeals court reinstated California's ban on foie gras Friday, finding that a state law preventing sales of the luxury liver pate made by force-feeding ducks and geese was not pre-empted by the federal government's authority to regulate poultry products.

Animal rights activists and lawmakers who pushed the ban through the Legislature said the process of fattening the livers of the animals was cruel and inhumane.

PETA celebrated the unanimous ruling by three judges and said they planned to protest outside a Hermosa Beach restaurant that put the delicacy on the menu when it won a ruling two years ago from a lower court judge who blocked the ban.

"The champagne corks are popping at PETA," David Perle said. "PETA has protested against this practice for years, showing videos of geese being force-fed that no one but the most callous chefs could stomach and revealing that foie gras is torture on toast."

Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/us/article/Appeals-court-takes-foie-gras-off-the-menu-in-12201119.php

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Reply Appeals court takes foie gras off the menu in California (Original post)
Judi Lynn Sep 2017 OP
Pachamama Sep 2017 #1
truthisfreedom Sep 2017 #2
Hortensis Sep 2017 #7
truthisfreedom Sep 2017 #10
alphafemale Sep 2017 #12
Sunlei Sep 2017 #14
GulfCoast66 Sep 2017 #15
Coventina Sep 2017 #3
procon Sep 2017 #4
Brother Buzz Sep 2017 #5
Hortensis Sep 2017 #8
GulfCoast66 Sep 2017 #16
Plucketeer Sep 2017 #6
GoneOffShore Sep 2017 #9
Sunlei Sep 2017 #13
GoneOffShore Sep 2017 #17
Sunlei Sep 2017 #19
Sunlei Sep 2017 #11
HeartachesNhangovers Sep 2017 #18

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 04:36 PM

1. Foie gras....

I confess I love foie gras....would eat it guilt free if I knew it was an old duck or goose that lived a good life, ate food and then was humanely slaughtered for consumption.

But knowing they are force fed the way they do is not okay and is cruel and inhumane and so I gave it up....

I suppose if someday there is foie gras allowed on a menu that didn't involve that process, I would eat it again...

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 05:28 PM

2. I know someone who breeds and feeds fattened ducks

You should see how happy they are, and how they chase him around to be fed. He's got one of two remaining farms in the us and I've never seen happier ducks. "force fed" is a prejudicial term. The ducks force him to feed them, more like.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 03:09 AM

7. Must be cute to see. But do you think all commercial growers

are like that? I have no information to offer, but I do know we don't purchase one local brand of chicken because broken bones are way too common.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 05:21 AM

10. no such.

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 05:31 AM

12. I tried it once on a whim

I hate to report that it is mind-blowing delicious.

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 06:00 AM

14. I don't like the taste of any liver- a question is there a difference between taste of foie gras &

"taste" of foie gras & regular goose liver pate?

There is quite a difference between "chicken egg" and "goose egg" taste.

IMO, an organicchicken egg tastes like meadows & sunshine, egg from a goose under the same exact conditions/feed- has a stronger/slightly liver/gamie? taste.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #14)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 09:06 AM

15. Like night and day.

Think of it as poultry butter. It was my gateway to learning to like liver.

I leave for France next week. One of the things I am most excited about is the easy availability of for foie gras.

Because I hunt and I appreciate life more as I age, I try to use the entire animal. It just seems more respectful. I make a deer liver country pate the no one has tried and disliked. Even people who hate liver. Of course it is 1/3 pork fat!

And I am with you; I don't enjoy duck nor goose eggs. But I could eat half a dozen chicken eggs a day. We buy ours from a man down the street whose chickens run all around the place. Best eggs in the world.

Have a nice weekend

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 05:29 PM

3. Hooray! n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 06:02 PM

4. No foie gras for me, but I do love liver and make a good substitute.

Just lightly saute chicken livers and shallots in butter, keeping the liver pink inside. Put it all in the blender while you deglaze pan with cognac, then puree to the desired consistency. Very yummy sub for old school foie gras.

Ask you butcher if he had get a pound of two of regular duck of goose livers and render down some
goose, duck, or even chicken fat instead of butter would probably give an even closer taste.

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Response to procon (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 07:39 PM

5. My mom used to made a killer Chicken Liver Pate....

and I far preferred it to overpriced genuine foie gras. But then again, I prefer Oregon Blue over Roquefort cheese.

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Response to procon (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 03:11 AM

8. Awake 3:10 a.m. and now I'm craving liver pate? :)

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Response to procon (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 09:09 AM

16. I have some duck liver is in the freezer

I make the exact same pate. And I have made it with poultry fat and it does not seem as good to me. The butter makes it more like foie gras.

Think I know what I'm doing when I get home from work today! Thank you.

Have a nice weekend.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Sep 15, 2017, 07:46 PM

6. My late great aunt

 

used to share her goose liver sausage (consistency like braunswager) when I was a wee one. She would get it from an old fashioned Polish butcher shop down the street from her place. Is that basically the same thing?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 03:31 AM

9. Stupid PETA, stupid law.

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Response to GoneOffShore (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 05:34 AM

13. lot of people suffer from fatty liver disease- perhaps someone could buy those from corpses?

spread that delicious fresh dead- tasty fatty liver on the toast?

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #13)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 01:36 PM

17. Just stop.

As I said - Stupid PETA - Stupid law.

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Response to GoneOffShore (Reply #17)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 08:19 PM

19. thought how painful a fatty liver is for humans, no wonder the fowl die if not slaughter in 20 days.

ok I'll stop now

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 05:29 AM

11. so few almost NO GROUPS, 3 or 4? willing to take to the courts those who torture the voiceless.

Peta one of the very, very FEW.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Sep 16, 2017, 05:49 PM

18. I think it's nauseatingly rich. I'd much rather

have some good ham or salami, or cheese, or red wine, or roasted vegetables, or spicy Cajun potatoes, or Caesar salad ...

Caviar is nasty, too.

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