Update: An earlier version of this story mistakenly attributed the lawsuit’s basis in California as ADLF’s desire for harsher penalties. The actual remarks, as printed in the correction after the jump, make no such claim.
Who knew that a delicious delicacy could turn into such drama? According to a copy of a lawsuit obtained by The New York Observer , Hudson Valley Fois Gras, the largest distributor of the duck liver delicacy in the nation, is being sued by the Animal Legal Defense Fund and a Brooklyn-based company, the Regal Vegan, for falsely advertising that their product is “humane.” (Foie gras is usually culled from a force-feeding procedure involving a gavage.) And even though the complaint was filed in California–despite both the co-plaintiff and the defendants residing in New York–it’s Manhattan eateries that might soon be feeling the pressure, with a looming threat of protests and other staged interventions at upscale locales that serve Hudson Valley’s products. Read More