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Animal rights group calls for NY foie gras ban

A chef at Chanterelle restaurant, holds a dish with foie gras on potato risotto, December 1, 2006, in New York
David Waltuck, chef at Chanterelle restaurant, holds a dish with a piece of foie gras on potato risotto, December 1, 2006, in New York. Animal rights group, Mercy for Animals (MFA) called on the state of New York Wednesday to ban the practice of force-fee

An animal rights group called on the state of New York Wednesday to ban the practice of force-feeding ducks and geese to make foie gras.

Mercy For Animals (MFA) released hidden-camera footage of one New York foie gras farm at a press conference in Albany, demanding an end to the "cruel practice."

The group said it was supporting a bill against force-feeding brought by state senator Tony Avella, a Democrat.

The bill would effectively ban the production of foie gras, affecting two farms in New York State that practice force-feeding, including the biggest foie gras producer in the country, according to MFA.

The sale and production of foie gras has been banned in California since July 2012.

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