California Foie Gras Ban to Take Effect After US Supreme Court Declines Review

The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for California’s ban on foie gras to go into effect after a seven-year legal battle.

The high court declined without comment to review a ruling in which the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last year upheld a state law prohibiting the sale of foie gras from force-fed ducks and geese.

Kelsey Eberly, a lawyer with the Cotati-based Animal Legal Defense Fund, said she expects the 2012 law to go into effect within a day or two.

“The suffering ducks endure to produce foie gras is intolerable 

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