It’s barely been a week since California’s foie gras ban took effect, and already restaurant owners have their magnifying glasses out, searching for loopholes that will allow them to serve the delicacy of despair. But compassionate people
aren’t letting them get away with it.
One San Francisco restaurant, Presidio
Social Club, located in the Presidio National Park, sent out an announcement
that flies in the face of the ban:
As a result of being on federal land, the Presidio Social Club (PSC) is
exempt from the state-wide ban on heavenly Foie Gras. Therefore, PSC will be
celebrating two important independences this July: Bastille Day for the French,
and the freedom to enjoy Foie Gras for Californians.
The restaurant’s rationale is
questionable at best, and the executive director of the park’s trust tweeted
his intent to challenge it:
We are concerned that this action is
inconsistent with the values that we promote in the Presidio—sustainability,
respect for our environment, responsible stewardship. We will engage with the
Presidio Social Club on these concerns.
And while other
restaurants invent their own ludicrous loopholes or simply continue to unapologetically
dish up the diseased livers of force-fed ducks and geese, animal advocates aren’t going to let that slide. As PETA Associate Director of
Campaigns Lindsay Rajt told one news outlet, “It’s
upsetting to see businesses trying to exploit loopholes, and you can bet that
protesters will be picketing and showing footage outside their doors.”
It’s clear that the public has spoken and that it’s time
for duck and goose abuse to be off the menu.
Article source: PETA Files