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Senate OKs Ban on Force-Feeding of Birds

May 19, 2004|From Times Wire Reports

A bill that would ban the force-feeding of ducks, geese and other birds to produce the delicacy foie gras was approved by the state Senate on Tuesday.

A 21-14 vote sent the measure by Senate President Pro Tem John Burton (D-San Francisco) to the Assembly.

Foie gras producers could be fined up to $1,000 for each violation and up to $1,000 for each day a violation occurred.

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