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Archive for Thursday, April 27, 2006

Foie gras banned from restaurants

April 27, 2006

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— The Chicago City Council banned the goose delicacy foie gras Wednesday after members decided it was inhumane to force-feed the birds.

"Our city is better for taking a stance against the cruelty of foie gras," said Alderman Joe Moore, who sponsored the ordinance.

Foie gras is made out of goose liver, which is fattened by force-feeding the bird. Often, a tube is inserted into their throats twice a day and partially cooked corn is pumped down the esophagus.

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bearded_gnome 8 years, 7 months ago

well, recently, the Chi-town city council voted to honor a cop killer by naming a street after him...okay, pass the liver.

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