This just in: The StopForceFeeding.com coalition will protest directly in front of Marche Moderne at the third floor of the South Coast Plaza tomorrow, Friday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m. The protesters want to make people aware of the cruel practice that involves force feeding ducks to make the buttery French appetizer known as foie gras.
Another restaurant in the mall, Hamamori, initially removed foie gras after being contacted by the coalition, then re-added it after being sent a packet of misleading materials from Hudson Valley Foie Gras, and then removed it again after the coalition refuted each of the points made by the producer. These points are detailed on the StopForceFeeding.com homepage.
Like any good journalist, I researched that safety code on California's official legislative information website, and found that the preceding statement doesn't necessarily mean its going to ban foie gras altogether in California. Instead, it's exerting legal pressure on farmers so they'll use more humane ways to acquire foie gras.
Will Marche Moderne give in to the offal pressures of the AgainstForceFeeding.com coalition? Stay tuned to find out!