thanks to the state bill passed to control how food passes through duck bills.
Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill in 2004 that will change the way ducks and geese that are farmed for their precious fatty livers.
A fatty delicacy, foie gras is created by force-feeding ducks and geese to create a plump and tender organ. Animal lovers argue that the force-feeding, which ultimately results in an almost 10 times larger liver, is cruel and causes animals unusual emotional distress.
When the bill becomes law on July 1, foie gras will be outlawed in California.
However, news reports claim that the ban may be loosely enforced. According to NBC Bay Area, police and officials say they have "no plans" to enforce the ban. The only watchdog will likely be Animal-rights advocates.
Bay Area restaurants are pareparing for the ban by serving up last-minute foie gras dishes for customers. Zagat lists seven different versions of the soon-forbidden duck liver delicacy at several restaurants throughout the Bay Area.
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