Ducks Of The World, Unite!

Under cover of darkness, a band of environmental activists last week went straight for the gourmet table. They raided a foie gras farm near Stockton, Calif., and "rescued" four ducks whose livers were headed for posh restaurants. The operation was not a total success; one duck died during the raid. But the effort, the fourth attack against the foie gras business in California since July, represents the latest campaign by animal-rights activists. The expensive delicacy is produced in the U.S. only in California and in New York's Hudson Valley.

The technique is to force-feed ducks with cornmeal through a tube put...

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