So I got curious and looked into it.... OMG!!! I am devastated! And ashamed of my ignorance!! I know people are cruel. BUT FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!!!!!EAT SOMETHING ELSE!!!>LIKE DUCK OR GOOSE OR CHICKEN!!!!!!!!DON'T TORTURE THEM FIRST!!!.........Sorry, had to get that out. BEFORE ANYBODY GETS MAD AT ME FOR POSTING THIS. I just needed to let it out. Since DH isn't here right now for me to yell at!! ...By the way, Congrats to California for banning it! Only wish they didn't have to wait until 2012! Edited to add what it is.... Foie gras birds are kept in tiny wire cages or packed into sheds. Pipes are repeatedly shoved down the birds' throats, and up to 2 kgs (almost 4lbs) of grain and fat are pumped into their stomachs two or three times every day. The pipes puncture many birds' throats, sometimes causing the animals to bleed to death. This cruel procedure causes the birds' livers to become diseased and swell to up to 10 times their normal size. It is literally diseased tissue that is served up with relish and at an awful cost - to the patrons too.