|"Foie gras" is French for "fattened liver" and is always made by jamming large metal pipes down the throats of ducks or geese and force feeding them massive quantities of food. Pieces of the bloated liver are then served as an appetizer at gourmet restaurants.
At least fifteen countries have banned this cruelty. Cal. Health & Safety Code section 25980 bans both the production and sale of foie gras in California starting in 2012, giving the state's lone producer time to transition into a less barbaric business.
In January 2008, following extensive media coverage, the San Diego City Council unanimously commended APRL for exposing the cruelty of foie gras and encouraged San Diegans to boycott it. An independent Zogby poll sponsored by APRL and In Defense of Animals in 2007 found that 85% of San Diegans support an immediate ban on the sale of this dish without waiting for the statewide ban to go into effect.
In 2006, Sir Roger Moore (aka James Bond) narrated a video depicting the cruelty APRL investigators have documented in the only three U.S. foie gras farms and several in France.
APRL is holding regular protests at restaurants that continue to peddle this product of animal torture. Please boycott any restaurant that has foie gras on the menu and tell them why!
For more info on our campaign, see www.banfoiegras.org.