Monday, September 18, 2006

ABC7Chicago.com: Mayor Daley signs onto repeal of foie gras ban

ABC7Chicago.com: Mayor Daley signs onto repeal of foie gras ban:

"September 15, 2006 - After his successful veto of the 'big-box' minimum wage ordinance, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is ready to bring back the foie gras.
Daley calls last month's city council ban on serving the delicacy made of goose or duck liver in restaurants 'the funniest law they ever passed.' And he's signed onto a repeal proposal introduced by two aldermen.

Alderman Bernard Stone says the ban has made Chicago a laughingstock across the nation.

Alderman Burton Natarus voted in favor of the ban, but he says he had a change of heart after talking to more people in the restaurant industry and animal welfare activists.

Foie gras is made by force-feeding geese and ducks so their livers expand up to ten times their normal size. The city initially banned it because of concerns of animal cruelty."

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