2014-10-14T151446Z_1_LYNXNPEA9D0SA_RTROPTP_2_FRANCE

Supreme Court leaves California foie gras ban intact

Duck liver is displayed at French Restaurant Jean Ramet in BordeauxBy Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – In a victory for animal rights activists, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed California to continue to ban foie gras, a delicacy produced from the enlarged livers of ducks and geese that have been force-fed corn. Rejecting a legal challenge to the law, the court declined to hear an appeal filed by restaurants and producers of foie gras. In doing so, the high court left intact an August 2013 ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the law. California enacted the law in 2004 but it did not go into effect until 2012. …

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