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(US-ny) Foie Gra plant is target of lawsuit

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    Ferndale - The Humane Society of the United States is planning to take its fight against a local foie gras farm to federal court. The Humane Society yesterday
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 7, 2006
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      Ferndale - The Humane Society of the United States is planning to take
      its fight against a local foie gras farm to federal court.

      The Humane Society yesterday filed a notice of intent to sue Hudson
      Valley Foie Gras , which is located in Ferndale, claiming the farm has
      committed more than 900 violations of the federal Clean Water Act.

      No one from Hudson Valley Foie Gras returned a call for comment yesterday.

      The lawsuit, if filed, would be the next move in a strategic game to
      put the farm out of business.
      ...
      Most recently, the organization criticized the state for awarding the
      farm up to $420,000 to help cover some costs of expansion and to
      assure the retention of 150 jobs on the farm - one of only three foie
      gras producers in the country and the largest agricultural company in
      Sullivan County.
      ...
      "It's inexcusable for the state to be funding a facility that not only
      cruelly force-feeds animals, but also flouts federal and state
      environmental laws," said Jon Lovvorn, vice president for animal
      protection litigation for the Humane Society.

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      full story:
      http://www.recordonline.com/archive/2006/06/07/news-jghumane-06-07.html

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