Appeals court takes foie gras off the menu in California

By BRIAN MELLEY

LOS ANGELES  — A federal appeals court has reinstated a California ban on foie gras, the fatty duck and goose liver delicacy.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that the state’s law was not pre-empted by the federal government’s authority to regulate poultry products.

Animal rights activists had pushed through the ban because they say the process of making the pate involves cruel and inhumane force-feeding of animals.

PETA celebrated the unanimous...

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