Calif. Ruffles Bird Farmers' Feathers With Foie Gras Ban

Law360, New York (July 05, 2012, 11:01 PM ET) -- A California-based restaurant group and foie gras producers in Canada and New York on Monday argued that California’s ban on the sale of products from the forced feeding of birds — a vital process in making the French delicacy — is unconstitutional because it violates the commerce clause by harming international trade.

In a complaint filed in California federal court, the Quebec based Association des éleveurs de canards et oies du Québec, New York-based Hudson Valley Foie Gras LLC and Los Angeles-based Hot’s Restaurant Group Inc....
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