Foie Gras Ban!

I haven’t paid much attention to this foie gras debate but now that the ban goes into effect today I find that I am completely against it. I’ve never had it and I’m not sure I would want it (duck liver, right?), but who is deciding the menu for Chicago’s diners? How did this come to pass? I saw Hot Doug himself (owner of Hot Doug’s on California) on Chicago Tonight last night make a good suggestion: every time the city wants to do something stupid like this they should instead fill up a pothole somewhere. That’s a loose paraphrase, but I’m with Mr. Hot Doug all the way.

5 Comments so far

  1. Dave! (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2006 @ 11:41 am

    It’s duck/goose liver, which has been created by force feeding the animal (so that the liver becomes fatty). It’s pretty cruel to the animals… but it’s also delicious.

    I agree with you, though. Aldermen should have bigger problems on their plate, so to speak… :)

  2. jack (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2006 @ 1:24 pm

    I’m sure this ban will be as successful as the smoking ban. After being the first major city to actually screw up a smoking ban I’m sure they will find a way to not enforce this either. Nice to see we can’t cause bodily harm to geese, but the guy next to you at the bar can give you cancer. politics at its best in chicago.

  3. Bill V (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2006 @ 3:35 pm

    No goose liver, no smoking, no cell phones while driving (yeah, that one is really being enforced!). It’s a great city, how far will the politicians and taxes go before we are all forced to leave!

  4. Danny Doom (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2006 @ 4:45 pm

    i see Daley called it the “silliest law” ever adopted in the city of Chicago. Funny. No one should bother with this one, just keep serving.,1,1851384.story?coll=chi-news-hed

  5. steven (unregistered) on August 22nd, 2006 @ 6:36 pm

    Somewhere along the line, this point was lost: If you’re gonna pass a ban, you’re gonna need some people to enforce it. Now does the Council really want to spend taxpayer’s dollars to enforce this thing? Personally, I’d rather they fight gangs, domestic violence and deterioration of the inner city. But that’s just me.

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