News Item: Foie gras could be banned in York

York may be the first UK city to follow Chicago’s lead and ban the sale foie gras.

From the York Press:

“YORK could become one of the first cities in the world to ban the food delicacy foie gras, if councillors back a pioneering motion later this week.

City of York councillors will be asked to pass a motion calling on shops and restaurants to stop selling the dish on cruelty grounds.

The motion, tabled by Labour councillor Paul Blanchard, has received international backing from animal rights groups, and Chicago, where its sale is already banned.

Foie gras is the liver of a duck or goose that has been fattened by force-feeding. Protestors claim it is cruel to animals. Its production is already banned in Britain, but there is no law against its sale or consumption.”

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