Success: Foie Gras Ban Reinstated in California

Target: Judge Nguyen, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals California

Goal: Thank Judge Nguyen for standing up for the ethical treatment of animals.

A ban on cruel foie gras has been upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California. In 2015 the ban placed on the production, sale, and consumption of foie gras in California was lifted and production resumed. Foie gras is the fattened liver of a duck or goose and considered a delicacy served in many high-end restaurants throughout the state. The birds are force-fed through large tubes several times a day until they are slaughtered for sale. The treatment that these helpless birds endure is inhumane at best and often results in the birds dying from disease or choking. Activists have detailed the treatment of these birds and this inhumane practice in articles and petitions, including here on ForceChange.

According to the San Fransisco Chronicle, the California Ban has been reinstated, but will not be in effect until the entire appeals process has been completed and a mandate issued. This means that the practice of force-feeding ducks and geese will continue for the time being and the product will continue to be available for sale and consumption. PETA and The Humane Society are among the protesters of the foie gras process. Cathy Kennedy, Director of the Coalition for Humane and Ethical Farming Standards (CHEFS) states, “We absolutely are going to appeal.” Ms. Kennedy and the CHEFS are working to appeal the ban and support the 2015 decision that allows the inhumane practice of force-feeding the birds and subsequent sale and consumption of their fattened livers. Sign this petition thanking Judge Nguyen and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for doing what is right and supporting the ethical treatment of animals.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Judge Nguyen,

Thank you for your support for the ethical and humane treatment of animals. The practice of force-feeding ducks and geese for the harvest of their fattened liver is despicable and disturbing. We are thankful to you, and Judge Pregerson and Judge Owens for taking a stand and reinstating the ban on foie gras, and for your continued support on the matter.

These birds face cruel and disgusting treatment at the hands of these farmers. The practices employed in the farming of these ducks and geese leave the animals in a state of trauma, injury, and stress and leads to a life of diseases and pain. Many of these animals die during the feeding process by choking on the food being pumped into their bodies and their own vomit. The inhumane treatment of these animals is a disgrace and should continue to be addressed legally and eliminated through regulation. We thank you and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for your stance on the matter and ask that you continue to support the humane and ethical treatment of all animals.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Gaia (Global Action in the Interest of Animals)

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9 Comments

  1. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    thank you

  2. Thank you ever so much.

  3. Judge Nguyen, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals California

    Thank Judge Nguyen for standing up for the ethical treatment of animals.

    A ban on cruel foie gras has been upheld by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California. In 2015 the ban placed on the production, sale, and consumption of foie gras in California was lifted and production resumed. Foie gras is the fattened liver of a duck or goose and considered a delicacy served in many high-end restaurants throughout the state. The birds are force-fed through large tubes several times a day until they are slaughtered for sale. The treatment that these helpless birds endure is inhumane at best and often results in the birds dying from disease or choking. Activists have detailed the treatment of these birds and this inhumane practice in articles and petitions, including here on ForceChange.

    Foie gras in California must be stopped and banned. The unimaginable torture and suffering committed against innocent and helpless Ducks and Geese for this vile Foie gras is the vilest of animal torture and suffering Worldswide. This is sadism and evilness at its worst.

    California you should be ashamed of your selves and should hang your heads in shame introducing this sadism and evilness against such precious and innoc ent sentient beings.

    How would you animal torturing bastards like having a tube stuck down your sadistic and evil throats every day so your fucking liver becomes so enlarged. You fucking animal torturing greedy monsters.

  4. This is not a success this is an absolute disgrace introducing this sadism and evilness committed against innocent and defenceless Ducks and Geese so they suffer horrific agony for this vile Foie Gras. You make me sick you vile and evil psycho bastards.
    Why don’t you all die. Animal torturing lowlife filth of the planet.

    • you have to have no conscience to do this to a poor animal there are so many brainless cruel people on this earth I wish God would shake his might hand and take all his beautiful creatures home he gave us animals to cherish and enjoy and look what we do to them

  5. these poor animals what kind of sadistic treatment is this shame shame on the US to allow it

  6. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Hooray❗️😊
    Signed & shared.

  7. Patrick Trombly says:

    Against abortion? Don’t have one.
    Against gay marriage? Don’t marry someone of your gender.
    Against foie gras? Don’t eat it.

    Everyone is a libertarian when it comes to what he or she wants to do.

  8. Thank you for your efforts and compassion!

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