Wednesday, December 13, 2006
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.
- Bryan Pease, lawyer and co-founder of the Animal Protection and Rescue League.
- Philippe Verpiand, chef and owner of Cavaillon, a restaurant in Santaluz.