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Readers React: Who cares what people think about foie gras? It’s the force-fed animals that count

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A diner spreads foie gras onto bread at a restaurant in San Francisco in 2012.
(Eric Risberg / Assocated Press)

To the editor: I’m sick of hearing what chefs or anyone else feels about California’s foie gras ban.

There’s a reason the law was enacted, and it’s because it is what’s right, period. Continuing to cover and debate it just blurs the fact that we’ve made progress. This law recognizes that no matter what, a moment of pleasure eating a “delicacy” is not worth a lifetime of pain for another creature.

As a society we owe ourselves this victory. This is not just about foie gras, but the way we treat animals and the way we treat other people. We must look beyond “I” to have compassion for “we.”

Elisa Morse, Los Angeles

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