Animal rights group seeks to ban foie gras in New York

By Agence France-Presse
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 17:32 EDT
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David Waltuck, chef at Chanterelle restaurant, holds a dish with a piece of foie gras on potato risotto (AFP)
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An animal rights group called on the state of New York Wednesday to ban the practice of force-feeding ducks and geese to make foie gras.

Mercy For Animals (MFA) released hidden-camera footage of one New York foie gras farm at a press conference in Albany, demanding an end to the “cruel practice.”

The group said it was supporting a bill against force-feeding brought by state senator Tony Avella, a Democrat.

The bill would effectively ban the production of foie gras, affecting two farms in New York State that practice force-feeding, including the biggest foie gras producer in the country, according to MFA.

The sale and production of foie gras has been banned in California since July 2012.

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