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LOS ANGELES, Dec 8 – Amazon.com Inc. has agreed not to sell foie gras in California from birds who have been forced to feed and pay US $ 100,000 (RM416333) in penalty and costs as part of a prosecution, a prosecutor said yesterday.
The prosecution of prosecutors in Los Angeles, Monterey and Santa Clara County accused the world’s largest online retailer of violating a 2004 law prohibiting the sale of fatty and goose liver if it was
A referee approved the settlement on Thursday between Amazon and the three prosecutors, said Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey in a statement.
Amazon rejected comment.
To produce foie gras, ducks and geese are power fed over a period of days by pushing metal pipes into the throat so that grain and grease can be pumped into their stomachs. Prosecutors said the process was cruel and painful.
Prosecutors contacted Amazon several years ago regarding their concern and the company took steps to stop foie gras sales. When the parties were in negotiations, the foie gras industry launched a trial against California’s ban and a US court blocked it in 2015.
A federal prosecutor’s tribunal turned this verdict in 2017 saying that the state was free to enforce it. North American foie gras producers have now asked the US Supreme Court to raise its case. – Reuters