Foie Gras Lawsuit Will Go to Trial

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The new lawsuit seeking to end the "unconstitutional" California foie gras ban claims that outlawing production and sale of fatty duck liver "interferes with federal commerce laws." A restaurant group and the upstate New York producer Hudson Valley Foie Gras say the new law's wording "does not provide any intelligible measure such as weight, volume, or caloric value" for example, that "may determine at what point a duck has been fed more food than the statute allows." In other words, a duck can't tell you he's eaten too much corn with that tube down its throat, and so now a lawsuit about this is headed for trial. George Lucas may have retired to his garage to make art films, but we clearly need a movie, with Howard the Duck for the defense, white feathers on the stand, and hopefully, Tom Hanks as the stoic judge. [Raw Story, Earlier]