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Foie gras ducks deserve their day in court

To the editor: I'm thankful for Bruce Friedrich's spot-on analysis of the federal court-ordered overturning of California's foie gras ban. ("Foie gras is a product of cruelty," Op-Ed, Jan. 27)

As foie gras gained notoriety for being one of the cruelest yet most expensive foods, it also began to be banned around the globe. To date, Israel, Argentina and many countries in Europe ban the practice of force-feeding ducks to produce foie gras, and we were wise to do it here in California.

The federal judge's reasoning likely won't hold up in a higher court, but to get there we first need California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris to appeal this poor decision. Hopefully, the ducks will have their day in court.

Kimberly Moffatt, Valley Village

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To the editor: Thank you for publishing Friedrich's informative op-ed article.

Our neighborhood paper in Pacific Palisades ran a story announcing, with glee, that foie gras was returning to our local French restaurant. It made me want to put my ocean-view house on the market and join the hipsters in the inner city.

Karen Dawn, Pacific Palisades

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