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California Bans Foie Gras: Do You Like the Stuff?

mrosen814 2012/06/29 23:40:06
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California is not alone on this one. There are at least 14 countries that have some sort of foie gras ban, mostly targeting its production. However, the difference is that the ban in California not only prohibits foie gras production but also bars shops and restaurants from selling it.On July 1, California will be bound by the most sweeping anti-foie gras statute in the world. Consumed by few, the pricey delicacy made from duck or goose’s liver is lusted after by chefs and diners for its rich, singular flavor and versatility on the plate for everything from hot dogs to ice cream.
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  • raelene 2013/01/02 21:57:42
    No
    raelene
    Im from cali and... Im just now hearing about this whatever you call it grass
  • BULLDOGBlacksmith 2013/01/02 00:28:03
    No
    BULLDOGBlacksmith
    eewww
  • SarahIsChamp 2012/12/30 14:21:44
    No
    SarahIsChamp
    I've never tired it and I never plan on it. ew.
  • Syra Nior Enoch 2012/12/29 22:33:00
    No
    Syra Nior Enoch
    Ne'er had it, nor do I even like liver... its pasty.
  • ✞Knight of Honor 2012/10/07 03:39:02
    Yes
    ✞Knight of Honor
    I've honestly never tried it, but why illegalize it?
  • daniel.... ✞Knight... 2012/12/30 14:00:19
    daniel.black.507
    +1
    Because to fatten the liver, the ducks and geese are force-fed corn, often through a tube cut into their throats. Not exactly the most humane way to do it.
  • ✞Knight... daniel.... 2013/01/08 19:43:12
    ✞Knight of Honor
    Ironic choice in words, considering humane is rooted in the word human, to which ducks and geese are obviously not. Likewise, animals like geese and ducks are completely different than humans and should not have the same legal status. I personally have no problem with overfeeding animals to generate more food (a necessary commodity for survival to which the world needs more of).
  • Brosia 2012/07/26 02:08:56
    No
    Brosia
    +1
    I don't want to eat it because of how it is cultivated. Same reason I won't eat veal.
  • Luis 2012/07/13 15:34:58
    No
    Luis
    I never ate it, but I believe that many chefs through all the state must be really upset
  • Leo 2012/07/10 20:31:59
    Yes
    Leo
    I love it but not a good idea with high blood pressure. And it does cost a couple of bucks! I'm not sure why anyone would have it with hot dogs.
  • Dagon 2012/07/10 20:04:52
  • flyingseaturtle BN 2012/07/10 19:45:19
    No
    flyingseaturtle BN
    Never tried the stuff ;-)
  • Dolly 2012/07/10 19:43:54
    No
    Dolly
    You can't miss something you have never tried.
  • YOUR EARTH ANGEL'S REDEMPTION 2012/07/07 14:19:06
    No
    YOUR EARTH ANGEL'S REDEMPTION
    EWE! DUCK LIVER? NO THANK YOU!!
  • Angryface01 2012/07/07 03:12:08
    No
    Angryface01
    yuck
  • marty 2012/07/06 06:52:31
    No
    marty
    +2
    To be honest, I've never tried it, but would like to.
  • Rosy 2012/07/05 04:52:13
    No
    Rosy
    +2
    I don't like the recipe, but I just hate bans. They did the same stupid thing in Chicago.
  • Fredrick House 2012/07/03 21:07:47
    No
    Fredrick House
    Who but the French?
  • CAROKAMDEU 2012/07/03 18:20:16
    Yes
    CAROKAMDEU
    the look good but not sure to test good too
  • Warren ... CAROKAMDEU 2012/07/08 03:26:50
    Warren - Novus Ordo Seclorum
    It actually tastes much better than it looks.
  • JayLynx 2012/07/03 01:02:03
    No
    JayLynx
    I'm avoiding to eat products which cost an animal's life. My son and my bf are vegans, and I can see they are quite right!
  • daniel.... JayLynx 2012/12/30 14:03:16 (edited)
    daniel.black.507
    Oh, so you think you are morally superior to animals then? Because they HAVE no such reservations. Moral dilemmas like that are what make humans the oddball species on Planet Earth.
    Still, the way they make foie gras is inhumane.
  • JayLynx daniel.... 2013/01/02 17:10:39
    JayLynx
    I don't think nothing, but you did not pay attention to my writing above.
    And I'm just doing what I have to do, before my own mind.
  • Sittichai 2012/07/02 23:41:57
    No
    Sittichai
    I have had it before and while I think it's not bad, still, I cannot condone the methods used to create this product. Therefore to hell with it!!
  • Warren - Novus Ordo Seclorum 2012/07/02 19:38:56
    Yes
    Warren - Novus Ordo Seclorum
    +4
    I've had it before I knew what it was. It was like a very velvety, buttery, rich cheese, and I liked it. But I haven't eaten it since learning about the practive of making fois gras. Still, I do not support the ban. I am all for humane treatment of animals, but I think the artisan farms where fois gras ducks and geese are raised probably live a better life than most livestock raised on corporate farms only concerned with the bottom line.
  • Frenchi Le~ann 2012/07/02 17:44:40
    No
    Frenchi Le~ann
    Im working on being Cruelty -Free right here!
  • Isha Dwesar 2012/07/02 16:29:46
    No
    Isha Dwesar
    +1
    i will never even touch the stuff on principle because of how they torture the poor animals in order to make it.
  • Marvelo... Isha Dw... 2012/07/08 03:20:34
    Marvelous Wildfire
    +1
    The *CLAIM* by the ignorant is "animal cruelty", when in reality there is *NO CRUELTY* involved.
    PROOF: If cruelty were involve, the geese would try and *ESCAPE AND EVADE* those with the feeding tube, they would *NOT* swarm the feeders.
  • Marlene... Marvelo... 2012/07/09 03:10:08
    Marlene Wilkins
    +1
    Had it twice....soooo good!!
  • Lady Winters 2012/07/02 14:33:57 (edited)
    No
    Lady Winters
    I've never heard of it until today. But I've seen the comments and photos on this page and it sounds terrible.
  • Marvelo... Lady Wi... 2012/07/08 03:21:41
    Marvelous Wildfire
    +1
    The photos are misleading.
    The *CLAIM* by the ignorant is "animal cruelty", when in reality there is *NO CRUELTY*.
    PROOF: If cruelty were involve, the geese would try and *ESCAPE AND EVADE* those with the feeding tube, they would *NOT* swarm the feeders.
  • Joseph Juarez 2012/07/02 13:08:26
    Yes
    Joseph Juarez
    +2
    So, what's next, hot dogs, caviar, giblet gravy?
  • Kigan 2012/07/02 12:51:45
    No
    Kigan
    Never had any interest in it at all.
  • Gregory Kramida 2012/07/02 12:49:33
    No
    Gregory Kramida
    +1
    I'm not an authority on this, but for some reason the thought "eating a sick animal can easily make you sick" crosses my mind. Never tried the stuff.
  • Warren ... Gregory... 2012/07/02 19:41:39
    Warren - Novus Ordo Seclorum
    +1
    The animals are not sick, their livers are enlarged as part of a ducks or goose's natural process to store up fat to prepare for migration.
  • DizziNY 2012/07/02 12:32:09
    No
    DizziNY
    Thank God it is banned. Those poor animals. It is disgusting what man does to animals on a grand scale.
  • Marvelo... DizziNY 2012/07/08 03:25:12
    Marvelous Wildfire
    The geese themselves *LIKE THE FEEDING*.

    PROOF: If cruelty were involve, the geese would try and *ESCAPE AND EVADE* those with the feeding tube, they would *NOT* swarm the feeders.

    The feeding process is the same as that used to "handfeed" baby parrots and cockatils.
  • The heartless 2012/07/02 11:41:33
    No
    The heartless
    No.....Nor do i want to try it either....i don't care for duck anyway.
  • Rod 2012/07/02 11:39:32
    No
    Rod
    Never heard of it by that name.
  • Twinky Rod 2012/07/02 12:57:15
    Twinky
    What name have you heard of?
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