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Chefs say foie gras ban could spread beyond California
foxnews ^ | May 18, 2012 | By Elena Ferretti

Posted on 05/24/2012 7:59:52 PM PDT by dennisw

Bad boy chef Anthony Bourdain tweeted earlier this week about radical activists using telephoto lenses to shoot chefs’ children and then send chefs the pictures. He followed up: “Every time a chef is threatened someone should skin a panda.”

But chefs say they’re being terrorized by activists who post their pictures on extremist animal-rights websites, and are using social media to stage protests. One prominent East Coast chef (who asked that his name not be used) told FoxNews.com that he received notes telling him they know where his family lives.

Chef Dan Moody, known for his pop-up restaurants in Southern California, wrote on his blog The Relation Chef, that activists are waging organized attacks on those restaurants that reject the ban by writing false reviews. “These reviews are in direct violation of Yelp’s Terms of Service, and Yelp needs to take action to correct this immediately.”

With California’s foie gras ban set to take effect July 1, the food fight between animal rights activists and those battling to repeal the law is ruffling more than a few feathers.

California chefs – in the run up to the ban on force-fed fattened duck livers -- have been holding special foie gras -focused events as a last hurrah. This has reportedly enraged the foie gras objectors who have recently been out in force, staging protests at restaurants like Mélisse in Santa Monica.

“People are allowed to eat food, not allowed to torture [it] first,” SPCALA President Madeline Bernstein told CBS.

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1 posted on 05/24/2012 7:59:59 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: dennisw

When foie gras is outlawed, only outlaws will have foie gras. If California actually institutes this ban it could be coming to your state too as animal rights wackos rev their engines


2 posted on 05/24/2012 8:02:56 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: dennisw

And a new black market is created.


3 posted on 05/24/2012 8:06:19 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: dennisw

People are “allowed” to eat food. Why thats mighty nice of him.


4 posted on 05/24/2012 8:06:56 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: dennisw

The Neo-Luddites and funsuckers of the left are going to create a thriving black market. I should get started on a secret tobacco growing operation...


5 posted on 05/24/2012 8:09:47 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: dennisw

As far as the geese are concerned, they probably view all that rich food as goose heaven (though getting their heads chopped off sucks).


6 posted on 05/24/2012 8:10:36 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou, let me ABOs run loose! They are of much use Lou, so let me ABOs run loose)
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To: dennisw
Oh, dear. I have a special fondness for foie gras truffe, from D'Artagnan.


7 posted on 05/24/2012 8:10:55 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: dennisw

or rather, ducks.


8 posted on 05/24/2012 8:12:06 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou, let me ABOs run loose! They are of much use Lou, so let me ABOs run loose)
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To: dennisw

Animal activists should be shot, canned, and fed to dogs.


9 posted on 05/24/2012 8:20:50 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Army Air Corps
I do know the technique. And you are correct, there will be a blackfreedom market.

/johnny

10 posted on 05/24/2012 8:22:52 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: dennisw

I am beyond mad at this.


11 posted on 05/24/2012 8:26:42 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: dennisw
“People are allowed to eat food, not allowed to torture [it] first,” SPCALA President Madeline Bernstein told CBS.

Allowed by whom, exactly, Maddy dear?

12 posted on 05/24/2012 8:46:47 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: Nervous Tick

I am going to go out on a duck’s limb and say that these Luddites have no problem with aborting babies. They would rather eat the babies livers than the ducks. That is “Pro-Choice”.


13 posted on 05/24/2012 9:00:38 PM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: dennisw

foie gras sound like something someone deficated in the toilet!

Don’t ban it, just flush it!!!


14 posted on 05/24/2012 9:00:57 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Nervous Tick
"Animal activists should be shot, canned, and fed to dogs."

LOL - and we had better do it to them before they start doing to us.

15 posted on 05/24/2012 9:05:28 PM PDT by ciaocotc
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To: Nervous Tick
"Animal activists should be shot, canned, and fed to dogs."

LOL - and we had better do it to them before they start doing it to us.

16 posted on 05/24/2012 9:05:47 PM PDT by ciaocotc
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To: Army Air Corps
The Neo-Luddites and funsuckers of the left are going to create a thriving black market.

17 posted on 05/24/2012 9:13:07 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: dennisw

These people are idiots. We eat the whole duck you morons.

And a smartly seared foil gras is sohhhhh!!!! Delicious!!!! Specially with a fat cabernet or a deep merlot.


18 posted on 05/24/2012 9:25:37 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live athrough it anyway)
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To: Cicero

The best!


19 posted on 05/24/2012 9:27:50 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live athrough it anyway)
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To: Bratch
You are correct, comrade; I have committed an affront to the Party. I shall report for Sensitivity Training/Self Criticism.
20 posted on 05/24/2012 9:33:52 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: dennisw

think about it....the new high speed rail trains, wasting billions of dollars could be the answer to this. How about a foie gras factory just over the atate line, and using the inane liberal train to nowhere to haul it beck to your restaurant...beautiful


21 posted on 05/24/2012 9:35:43 PM PDT by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: dennisw
Now, the foie gras crowd knows how the burger and fries crowd feels — being the focus of attention from various strains of liberal fascist.
22 posted on 05/25/2012 1:42:40 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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Nervous Tick: Animal activists should be shot, canned, and fed to dogs.

That's CRUEL

23 posted on 05/25/2012 3:50:58 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: dennisw

These animal rights activists are getting worked up into anarchy. That’s what happens when they get enlarged livers from being force fed cruelty to animal videos taken in black and white and puppy farms full of flea bitten pups. Then, when they have fattened to the limits, they fire bomb research centers, and releasing animals from their cages.


24 posted on 05/25/2012 3:57:05 AM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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