Vive le foie gras libre! Reverse The California Foie Gras Ban.
  • Petitioned The Governor Of California. Currently Jerry Brown.

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The Governor Of California. Currently Jerry Brown.
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Vive le foie gras libre! Reverse The California Foie Gras Ban.

    1. Frederick Chandler
    2. Petition by

      Frederick Chandler

      Los Angeles, CA

Because the law is misguided, hurts farms, pointless, infringes our rights as Americans, and I personally love eating foie gras. Animal rights groups should focus on real issues that matter instead of trying for an easy win in banning something that the general public and government officials are not well informed on. It's sending the message of that it's easier to get rid of an arcane foreign tradition than to contemporize it.  They did it in Chicago we can do it in California.  But don't just take my word on the subject.  Many a respected Chef make their views known here: http://eater.com/archives/2012/04/19/foie-gras-piece-tk-tk.php

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. 900 signatures, but we need more. I love you

      Frederick Chandler
      Petition Organizer

      First thank you beautiful people in your effort to reverse the ban in California. The ban will go through July 1st which is devastating, but the fight will truly begin after that. To bring the fight to the capital I need many more signatures. Please pass around this petition and the twitter account that supports it. Remember the good need to be heard and we are said good.

    3. Reached 750 signatures
    4. We are not alone in the fight to save Foie Gras.

      Frederick Chandler
      Petition Organizer

      CHEFS is the group doing the dirty work in Sacramento for all of us. I ask all of you to go over there and sign as well. It's not hard to sign two online petitions. So I implore to you help save foie gras.

    5. Reached 500 signatures
    6. 330 Signatures and counting!

      Frederick Chandler
      Petition Organizer

      The response has been overwhelming and honestly just really cool. But we need many more signatures to be heard. This petition is about respecting food culture, where food comes from, having the right to eat what you choose and opening a dialogue. Because this is ultimately cuisine censorship. Thank you and I love you.

    7. Reached 250 signatures

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    • diane dimperio MARTINEZ,, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      I did not mean to sign this petition. I am for the ban of torture.

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    • Sara Cuadra MILL VALLEY, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      Censoring what we eat is a slippery slope of taking away human rights, and is a poor distraction from bigger issues that plague this state.

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    • Michael Moran FOSTER CITY, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      I just moved to CA and I can't believe foie gras is banned here. I don't think I can live without it.

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    • Jeremy Tzang IRVINE, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      I know we all love foie gras for it being very delicious, including me. However, in order to make our best case against the ban, we need to argue with facts in order to demonstrate that it's not a cruel practice that it's made out to be.

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    • Jeremy Tzang IRVINE, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      People who are against foie gras are basing their views mainly on the perceived emotion of the metal tube going down the throat assuming that they have the same anatomy and physiology of humans. That is very incorrect as ducks/geese have breathing tubes like nostrils in their tongues as they are swallowing whole, still wiggling, much wider fish. In addition, one can imagine that they swallow whole fish quite frequently which is why I don't find "force feeding" with a metal tube to be as cruel as the peta activists make it out to be.

      In addition, the ducks at these small farms in America are much well taken care of as they are allowed to roam on the farm rather than being caged and stuffed in along with many other animals such as other birds in more larger, mass-produced farms. Regarding about the liver issue, their livers are meant to be fattened to a point well before cirrhosis.

      I have no problem with animal rights activists protesting actual cruelty against livestock. Otherwise, the force feeding of ducks/geese is nowhere near to that level which is why veterinary associations haven't made a position against it.

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