LOS ANGELES, December 8 – Amazon.com Inc. has agreed not to sell foie gras in California from birds who were force-fed and charged with fines and charges of $ 100,000 (RM416 .333) A lawsuit, a prosecutor said yesterday.
The lawsuit filed by prosecutors in Los Angeles, Monterey and Santa Clara districts accused the world's largest online retailer of violating a 2004 law banning the sale of fat duck and foie gras produced by forced feeding Poultry.
A judge approved Thursday's agreement between Amazon and the three prosecutors, Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in a statement.
Amazon declined to comment.
For days, foie gras ducks and geese are force-fed by pushing metal tubes down the throat to pump the grains and fat into the stomach. The prosecution said the trial was cruel and painful.
The prosecutor contacted Amazon a few years ago for their concerns and the company took a step to stop selling foie gras. While the parties were in negotiations, the foie gras industry filed a lawsuit against the Californian ban and was suspended by a US court in 2015.
A federal appeals court overturned this verdict in 2017 and said the state could enforce it. North American foie gras producers have now asked the US Supreme Court to accept their case. – Reuters