Foie Gras Ban

Chicago's Foie Gras Outlaws


Chicago's foie gras ban went into effect yesterday, and duck-hating restaurateurs responded with an anti-hunger strike:

The illicit substance could be spotted in places it was rarely seen when it was legal: buried in Chicago's famed deep-dish pizza, in soul food on the South Side, beside beef downtown.

In one of the more unlikely (and opulent) demonstrations of civil disobedience, a handful of restaurants here that never carry foie gras, the fattened livers of ducks and geese, featured it on the very day that Chicago became the first city in the nation to outlaw sale of the delicacy.

Hey, I've got nothing against foie gras fans. It's the illegal foie gras eating we really need to worry about.