New York City Council Bans the Sale of Foie Gras, Made From Force-Feeding Ducks and Geese

Victory! The sale of foie gras, a dish made from the diseased, fattened livers of ducks or geese who’ve been force-fed and then slaughtered, has been banned in New York City. From our first foie gras farm investigation decades ago to our recent, nearly year-long effort in which we sent out e-mail alerts and attended city council hearings, PETA has worked diligently to expose and put an end to the cruel force-feeding of animals. New York City now joins the state of California in banning this inhumane food, and we look forward to seeing which city or state bans it next.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind