November 10, 2015

Animal rights group cries foul over USDA failure to label foie gras

The Animal Legal Defense Fund is waging another battle to ban foie gras from America’s dinner menus. On Nov. 5, the group filed a lawsuit alleging the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s failure to respond to its petition to add warning labels to foie gras violates the Administrative Procedure Act. The case is the second the ALDF has brought against the USDA over foie gras, a controversial French delicacy that comes from the livers of force-fed ducks and geese-typically using a tube in a method called gavage. It’s also one of several challenges across the country over the production of foie gras in the United States. Read More

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