31 October 2019

NYC Passes Ban on Foie Gras Putting Animal Welfare First

United Poultry Concerns is pleased to share this wonderful news with you!

October 30, 2019

A historic vote on animal rights legislation in New York City has led to the City Council banning foie gras from force-fed birds within city limits.

Jo-Anne McArthur / We Animals

On October 30, 2019, the New York City Council passed Intro 1378, banning foie gras from force-fed birds. The Health Committee unanimously voted yesterday to push the bill before the entire Council.

In January, NYC Council Member Carlina Rivera introduced Intro 1378 that would “prohibit the sale or offer for sale of foie gras made from force-fed birds, and in food service establishments would further prohibit the provision of such foie gras in any manner.”

Read the article:
NYC Passes Ban on Foie Gras Putting Animal Welfare First

Also see:
Foie Gras Is Not a Non-issue: Ducks and Geese Matter

More on Ducks and Geese:
Ducks & Geese


Ducks splashing in the pool
UPC sanctuary ducks left to right: Jewel, Jamaica, Daryl Duck, and Reginald. Photo taken February 19, 2018, the day we adopted them from a hoarding situation in Charlottesville, VA following their rescue by University of Virginia Animal Justice Advocates member, Belle Cifu.