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Chicago alderman hopes to force vote to repeal foie-gras ban

There are 13 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from May 14, 2008, titled Chicago alderman hopes to force vote to repeal foie-gras ban. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Aldermen opposed to Chicago's controversial restaurant ban on foie gras said they will try to force a vote Wednesday to repeal the measure, which gained the City Council widespread notoriety since its approval ...

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GLCC

Palos Heights, IL

#1 May 14, 2008
How do you repeal the stupidity?
Marilyn Glasgow

London, Canada

#2 May 14, 2008
My goodness, you people on city council and all of your supporters must be so proud. I guess it was pretty silly for anyone to show a speck of human kindness to an animal in this city. You haven't won anything, because you're just a bunch of losers. Shame on all of you. How long is Daley going to be the "dictator" in this city? What a piece of work.
bjean

Valparaiso, IN

#3 May 14, 2008
Thanks for Ald Joe Moore for trying to show some humanity to the animals we eat. As for being the laughingstock...who cares what others think? At one time, I am sure one would be considered a laughingstock if he 'allowed' his wife to express an opinion, or if one refused to own slaves...BEING RIGHT is much more important than BEING POPULAR!
Chicago-T

Wood Dale, IL

#4 May 14, 2008
who gives a crap. ever been to China town? or a mexican meat store? they are eating pig toes and bird brains...
oh my

Chicago, IL

#7 May 14, 2008
Did someone (Um, bjean) SERIOUSLY try to draw a parallel between choosing not to eat foie gras and choosing not to own slaves?!? WOW, let's please think before we so ignorantly type.
Georgette Chalker

Philadelphia, PA

#8 May 14, 2008
I think it is idiotic to think that the geese or ducks don't suffer!

It is morally wrong to force a tube down the neck of an innocent duck or goose, just because "fat Americans" want to feel special. Keep the ban on foie-gras!
Max

Schaumburg, IL

#9 May 14, 2008
If you are against restaurants serving foie gras, then don't order it.
City government has no business passing laws like this. I for one prefer making my own decisions regarding what to eat and what not to eat -- as well as what is animal cruelty and what is not.
Max

Schaumburg, IL

#10 May 14, 2008
Oh yeah...I forgot to add...

SUCK IT PETA!
Georgette Chalker

Philadelphia, PA

#11 May 14, 2008
waggy wrote:
woot!
The city has no right to say waht anyone can or can not eat!
SUCK IT PETA! woot!
Of course, any one that doesn't have a conscious might feel that way. Cities can impose any type of rule they want, based on the desires of the people. PETA is an outstanding organization, they protect the innocent animals WHO WERE NOT PUT ON THIS EARTH SOLELY FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION... FAT AND IGNORANT HUMAN CONSUMPTION AT THAT!
MisterP

Minneapolis, MN

#12 May 14, 2008
Hey City Council! What about the potholes?
bjean

Valparaiso, IN

#13 May 14, 2008
to 'oh my'...NO, i was not equating foie gras with slavery, I was attempting to knock down the argument 'we will be laughingstocks'. Being called names, should not factor into decision-making.

to 'Chicago-T'...re: eating pigs toes or birds' brains....Are these delicacies removed while the animals are alive?

As for PETA: go to the website & click on the video showing testing on our "Best in Show at Westminster" champion: the Beagle. If that don't get ya, you don't have a heart.
Gail Wittman

Coatesville, PA

#14 May 15, 2008
Aren't there enough things that come from animals, that people who do eat meat can choose from. Why on earth do they have to have things that not only go beyond the normal terror a farm animal goes through in the slaughter house, but also includes the daily torture of these animals while they are alive? These people who insist on eating foie-gras, should stick a funnel down their throats and pour a few gallons of corn down there three times a day and perhaps, just maybe, they might become empathic to the plight of these animals and find some other thing to put on their crackers.
Judy

Huntsville, AL

#15 May 15, 2008
Max wrote:
If you are against restaurants serving foie gras, then don't order it.
City government has no business passing laws like this. I for one prefer making my own decisions regarding what to eat and what not to eat -- as well as what is animal cruelty and what is not.
Well, Max.....you sound like the type of person who doesn't care what animal life suffers as long as you can get some disgusting livers on a plate. You don't seem like the type that would think anything is animal cruelty as long as you can stuff your face. Someone has to protect animal suffering....and it sure isn't going to be you.

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