Death Threats Over Foie Gras

Hermosa beach restaurant owner Sean Chaney is rejoicing despite death threats since returning to serving foie gras. His ability to again sell the dish comes as the result of a judge overturning a ban on serving the French fatty duck liver delicacy.

Chaney called the return to selling the dish an “incredible feeling,” and said, “It’s nice to be vindicated,” reported CBS San Francisco. Chaney had sued the state of California in 2012 over a law that effectively prevented him from selling the controversial dish.

Chaney says, per CBS San Francisco, that the FBI is looking into the several death threats that have been aimed at the restaurant owner. He says of the foie gras controversy, “I think it’s done with respect to animals and I think the farmers are doing the best job they can with today’s standards.”

PETA (People for the Ethical treatment of Animals) protested outside Chaney’s restaurant after the establishment began again selling the ingredient they call a “vile dish.”

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