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The banning of foie gras in California restaurants has really gotten everybody’s ducks out of line lately (… get it?)
In case you haven’t read up on the great debate, here’s a two-part summary: first, making foie gras seriously hurts the birds’ quality of life, and many people are none too pleased about it (fair enough - we love animals, too). Second, in a fairly expected rebuttal to the ban that took effect on July 1, 2012 outlawing the so-called abusive meat, the California restaurant industry is now asking the federal court for the law to be reversed (to read more about the morally-charged legal scuffle, click here).
But now, thanks to San Francisco’s Presidio Social Club restaurant, things are really getting interesting. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the Bay Area dining destination, claiming it’s former Army Base locale makes it exempt from state laws and only subjected to those on the federal level, has declared its status as the exception to the rule.
So stop panicking, all you Northern California residents – looks like you might not have to go liver-free after all.
Touché, Presidio Social Club. Touché indeed.blog comments powered by Disqus