July 18, 2014

Supreme Court is asked to review California ban on force-feeding birds

California’s ban on force-feeding ducks and geese to produce foie gras is on the Supreme Court’s summer menu.It might be more than a mere delicacy. Thirteen states – including South Carolina, Missouri, Kansas and Georgia – are urging the court to review California’s prohibition. Serious constitutional principles are on the line, they and other critics of the law say. “The Supreme Court should take the case because it raises an issue of extraordinary national importance in terms of whether one state, like California, can dictate the farming methods to be used by farmers in other states,” attorney Michael Tenenbaum said in an email interview Monday.
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