Restaurant Faces Lawsuit After Calling Fois Gras Humane

The Animal Protection and Rescue League says the restaurant’s false advertising misled consumers.

Share this

The Animal Protection and Rescue League has filed a class action lawsuit against a Southern California eatery in order to dispute the restaurant’s claims that its foie gras is ethically produced. Last week, Hot’s Kitchen in Hermosa Beach, CA sent out a press release announcing its partnership with the Coalition for Humane and Ethical Farming Standards, which will receive a $1 donation for every “humanely farmed” foie-gras burger sold at the restaurant. Foie gras, French for “fatty liver,” is produced by force-feeding ducks or geese until their livers become massively enlarged—a process APRL argues is inherently cruel. “By claiming the foie gras they sell is ‘humane’ as a publicity stunt, these defendants are deliberately misleading consumers into purchasing a cruel product,” says attorney Bryan Pease, APRL’s co-founder.

Please support independent vegan media and get the very best in news, recipes, travel, beauty, products, and more.
Subscribe now to the world’s #1 plant-based magazine!