Photo courtesy of Farm Sanctuary.
After the animal is slaughtered, its liver is turned into a buttery pâté that looks not unlike a lump of canned cat food. Mmm, now that's good eatin'!
Despite the ban, many Chicago restaurants continue to serve the dish. Some, in fact, have added foie gras to their menus in a sort of act of culinary civil disobedience.
Most of those objecting to the ban seem to be in the camp of not wanting the city to dictate what they can eat; the motivation behind the law, to limit cruelty in the name of "haute cuisine," is apparently lost on them.
Well, I've always been told the law is the law. So the Chicago Police need to do what they did outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention. You know, get in there with some teargas, truncheons, mace, dogs, etc. Really beat some heads in. Give those civilly disobedient diners the what-for.
Nah, on second thought, that'd be cruel. You know, kind of inhumane.