New York City bans the sale of foie gras
(Photo: Protestors outside New York City Council, credit: Animal Legal Defense Fund)
Foie gras will no longer be sold in New York.
New York’s City Council voted to ban the sale in stores and restaurants over the treatment of ducks and geese.
California banned the sale of the fattened liver in 2012.
Councilwoman Carlina Rivera told Bloomberg before the decision:
“Force feeding is an inhumane practice, plain and simple.
“Hundreds of veterinarians testified or submitted testimony acknowledging this fact at our hearing on the bill, with the only veterinarian claiming that foie gras was humane turning out to be a paid consultant for foie gras producers.”