California Attorney General Has Filed an Appeal on Foie Gras Ruling

The Attorney General’s Office has filed a notice of appeal with the 9th Circuit Court on the foie gras ruling.  “We’re very confident that the district court’s judgment will be upheld on appeal.  The decision was based on the simple fact that, in the field of meat and poultry, federal law is supreme.  California does not have the right to ban wholesome, USDA-approved poultry products, whether it’s foie gras or fried chicken.  We look forward to having our victory affirmed by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.”  As a matter of duty, the AG has to defend California laws, so this appeal is not surprising. As far as timeline,  it could take 60 days or 18+ months to get a date with the 9th Circuit, and also, the 9th circuit could deny their request.  If the 9th Circuit grants a hearing, it could take another 30 days to 90 days to issue an opinion.

Selling foie gras remains legal.

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