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News - July 20, 2012

Fighting the law with free foie gras

Chez TJ chef believes loophole in new legislation puts restaurant in clear

by Nick Veronin

Animal rights activists are up in arms over a local chef's decision to continue serving foie gras despite a new state law banning its production and sale.

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Posted by Gene T., a resident of Whisman Station
on Jul 19, 2012 at 2:20 pm

I'm so tired of this argument. Where are the bans on chicken or beef? It seems a bit shady to me that foie gras has become the target of animal cruelty and yet these same activists aren't getting chicken and steak banned. Why not? I'm guessing it's easier to ban a dish that can run into the hundreds of dollars but the US government is unlikely to let them put a ban on the country's cash cow (or chickens) as it were. Injecting growth hormones into an animal, pink meat slime, or genetically engineered produce is just as bad. Where are those laws? I will continue to eat foie gras and support any business who chooses to sell it OR give it away.

Posted by Anna S., a resident of Rex Manor
on Jul 19, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Dear Chez TJ, I am making a reservation now.

Posted by Mike, a resident of another community
on Jul 23, 2012 at 4:08 pm

Foie gras is a product of cruelty. People who buy foie gras or who patronize restaurants that serve it are supporting cruelty to animals.