Protesters Say F-U to Foie Gras at Marche Moderne

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This just in: The StopForceFeeding.com coalition will protest directly in front of Marche Moderne at the third floor of the South Coast Plaza tomorrow, Friday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m. The protesters want to make people aware of the cruel practice that involves force feeding ducks to make the buttery French appetizer known as foie gras.
According to the release:

Another restaurant in the mall, Hamamori, initially removed foie gras after being contacted by the coalition, then re-added it after being sent a packet of misleading materials from Hudson Valley Foie Gras, and then removed it again after the coalition refuted each of the points made by the producer. These points are detailed on the StopForceFeeding.com homepage.
I gave Marche Moderne a call and found out that they are fully aware of the protest. Actually, its their "tenth or eleventh one this year," according to Alyssa McDiarmid, the current general manager.  Other than that, she said she wan't allowed to give away any other information.

Also according to the release, "Cal. Health & Safety Code 25980 bans foie gras productoin and sale in California starting in 2012. Over 30 restaurants this year have removed the controversial item after being contacted by APRL."

Like any good journalist, I researched that safety code on California's official legislative information website, and found that the preceding statement doesn't necessarily mean its going to ban foie gras altogether in California. Instead, it's exerting legal pressure on farmers so they'll use more humane ways to acquire foie gras.

Will Marche Moderne give in to the offal pressures of the AgainstForceFeeding.com coalition? Stay tuned to find out!






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Jmonday1156
Jmonday1156

California was right to pass a law banning the cruel force-feeding of ducks for foie gras. Even California’s sole foie gras factory farm supported passing the law! See www.humanesociety.org/CAFoieGr... for more info.

savvysearch
savvysearch

South Coast Plaza is private property. Do they really think they can protest inside a mall? Foie gras is banned in 2012. It's all really pointless.

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Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

You just wait. When foie gras is banned, desperate French chefs will start stalking slow-moving fat people in line at Walmart.

Paul "Ducky" Bocuse
Paul "Ducky" Bocuse

I don't read the law the same way you do. Unless repealed or modified, it goes into effect on July 1, 2012. After that date, the only goose or duck liver available will be from non-force-fed birds, and that's not foie gras ("fat liver"). The final paragraph is merely a CYA explanation for the long delay -- supposedly, to give restaurants time enough to substitute Tootsie Rolls or similar products in their foie gras dishes. Yet another reason to move to Nevada.

Next, I'm betting that Sacto will tell us even Tootsie Rolls are bad for some reason!

DanGarion
DanGarion

Nothing wrong with Tootsie Rolls!

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