Politics versus Pate: Arnold Must Decide

The California Conundrum

The California Assembly and Senate passed S.B. 1520 – sponsored by Senate president John Burton (D-San Francisco) – to ban California fois gras by 2012, and to prohibit the sale of the products.

Animal advocates have long argued that the production of pate de foie gras – involving the feeding of ducks and geese to swell their livers up to 10 times their normal size — amounts to undeniable animal cruelty. Gov. Schwarzenegger now must choose between politics and pate.

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