The sale of foie gras looks set to become illegal in New York City with city council members expected to pass a bill on Wednesday that bans the sale of the fattened liver of a duck or goose at restaurants and grocery stores with a potential $1000 fine and a year behind bars for vendors and restaurateurs caught selling the French delicacy.
Animal welfare advocates have long supported banning the sale of foie gras, claiming the practice of force-feeding a bird by sticking a tube down its throat is inhumane. Farmers who produce the specialty food product say that the ducks and geese do not suffer during the fattening process.
Critics claim up to 400 jobs could be destroyed and that $150 million could be lost annually.
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