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Animal Law Podcast #29: The Battle Against Foie Gras, Part Two

By Jasmin and Mariann — October 25, 2017

Welcome to the 29th episode of the Animal Law Podcast! Mariann is joined by Kelsey Eberly of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, who returns to the Animal Law Podcast to discuss the 9th Circuit’s recent decision in Association des Éleveurs de Canards et D’oies du Quebec v Becerra. The battle to ban the force-feeding of ducks and geese and the sale of its products has been long fought in California. In this eagerly awaited decision, the Court overturned a prior decision of the district court that had found that California’s landmark law regulating the production and sale of foie gras was preempted by federal law.

Kelsey Eberly is a staff attorney at ALDF and has been working on a wide variety of cases and matters involving foie gras and the cruel method of force-feeding used to produce it. She was among the attorneys who worked on the amicus brief filed by ALDF in this case.


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