Foie Gras Farmers Urge 9th Circ. To Overturn Calif. Ban

Law360, Los Angeles (May 8, 2013, 5:12 PM EDT) -- Foie gras producers and buyers asked the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday to strike down California's ban on the sale of food products made from the forced feeding of geese and ducks, saying it unconstitutionally extends a state regulatory regime against animal cruelty outside California’s borders.

Michael Tenenbaum, an attorney representing poultry farmers from New York and Canada and a restaurant that serves foie gras, which is French for "fatty liver," said a trial judge erred in denying injunctive relief from the ban, which went into effect last year and, according to the...
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