Foie gras news in New Jersey
The state of New Jersey seems to be the one following Chicago’s
steps. Assemblyman Michael Panter, a vegetarian, is introducing this
week a legislation to ban the distribution and sale of foie gras in the
He believes that force-feeding is a "barbaric practice that has no
place in any civilized society."
This legislation, if passed, would not only affect New Jersey but
possibly neighboring states since it would also ban the distribution of
foie gras in and out of New Jersey.
It is for this reason that chefs in the New York area are worried
since D’Artangnan, a major foie gras supplier, is based in New Jersey.
However, in spite of it likely affecting some businesses Michael Panter
believes that, "At the end of the day, finance and economics should not
take precedent over protecting living things. I consider this blood
On the other hand, Assemblywoman Joan Voss, who proposed a bill last
month that would prohibit the force feeding of ducks, geese and other
poultry for the production of foie gras, believes that there should be a
more humane way of producing foie gras. "I don't want to ban anything,"
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It would be great news for God’s creation if New Jersey becomes a
state in which the exploitation of geese has no place. We should keep in
mind that if more people stopped consuming foie gras, there would be no
need to implement a ban. As consumers, we have a choice: to support
cruelty or to honor God’s creation.
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