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April 2, 2009

HSUS Statement on Removal of Foie Gras from Mayor Newsom's Restaurants

The Humane Society of the United States

Paul Shapiro, senior director of The Humane Society of the United States' factory farming campaign, released the following statement regarding all eight of Mayor Gavin Newsom's PlumpJack restaurants removing foie gras from their menus:

"The Humane Society of the United States commends the Board of Supervisors for passing its resolution opposing foie gras, and thanks Mayor Newsom for removing foie gras from PlumpJack's menus. Foie gras has no place on any menu, let alone one in the country's most humane city.

"We encourage other restaurants to follow PlumpJack's humane lead. Given the Board of Supervisor's resolution and the statewide ban on production and sale of foie gras taking effect in 2012, there's no better time than now."

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The Humane Society of the United States is the nation's largest animal protection organization — backed by 11 million Americans, or one of every 28. For more than a half-century, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education, and hands-on programs. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty — on the web at humanesociety.org.

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