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Jersey to join foes of foie gras?

Published in METRO ( 8/29/06:

Trenton, N.J.  Farmers would be prohibited from force-feeding poultry under legislation being introduced in New Jersey that would alter the production of the duck and goose liver delicacy known as foie gras.

Assemblywoman Joan Vass says she crafted the measure, which would ban using a feeding tube to force the birds to eat, because it harms the animals.  Such practices have been decried by animal welfare activists.

"It's appalling to me how they do this," said Voss, D-Bergen.  Chicago recently banned foie gras sales, prompting a lawsuit by Illinios restaurants.  Philadelphia and NYS officials have discussed outlawing production and sales.

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