The court rejected the petition of the producers of foie Gras on its sale in California

Despite numerous attempts to legalize the sale of liver of force-fed birds, a ban on the sale foie Gras in California will remain in force. January 7, the U.S. Supreme court finally rejected the petition of the producers of foie Gras on the revision of the ban on the sale of the French delicacy.

Yes! 👏 The Supreme Court decision to deny review of #California’s foie gras ban means that selling the diseased livers of forcibly overfed ducks & geese will continue to be PROHIBITED in the state.

— PETA (@peta) January 7, 2019

Foie Gras in French means «fatty liver». The product is produced by force-feeding ducks and geese to enlarge their livers for cooking. In the RET argue that this process is painful, horrible and inhuman. The law bans any product created by «force-feeding birds with the goal of increasing liver.» California restaurants serving foie Gras can now be fined up to $1 thousand.

California has banned the sale of foie Gras in 2004, but the law came into force only in 2012, and since then, manufacturers were trying to lift the ban. Association of producers of foie Gras in new York and Canada failed to challenge the court’s decision in 2015. In September 2017, the panel of three judges of the U.S. court of Appeals resumed a ban on the production of delicacy. Producers again appealed, but received a final rejection.

Staff and supporters of PETA for many years protested against the sale of foie Gras in California, exposing the brutal process of its production.