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San Diego Animal Rights Advocates Seek Foie Gras Ban

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Aired 4/19/09

Tom Fudge: American cities are starting to get concerned about the things that we eat. New York has banned trans fats from restaurants. Chicago has banned foie gras. And now a San Diego City Council committee is talking about banning foie gras, or fattened goose liver.

Foie gras has been a target of animal rights groups for some time. They say the four-week process of force-feeding ducks and geese so that they develop a fatty liver is cruel. A group called the Animal Protection and Rescue League is lobbying for the ban in San Diego.

Guests

  • Bryan Pease, lawyer and co-founder of the Animal Protection and Rescue League.
  • Philippe Verpiand, chef and owner of Cavaillon, a restaurant in Santaluz.

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