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>> The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld California's ban on foie gras, the delicacy made from goose livers, and producers in France, its largests exporter, say its hurting their business badly. This is how foie gras looks in a restaurant, but the process in which it gets here, which you're about to see, is percieved by some people as cruelty to animals.
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Be forewarned, you may find the next images disturbing. It's made from the livers of ducks and geese which have been fattened by force feeding. California banned it in 2012 and the Supreme Court has refused to hear the producer's appeal.>>
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> I know that I'm proud of what I do.
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I do it as well as I can. I don't kill the ducks with my bare hands. I really look after them, because that's how I make a living. So if I don't look after them, I don't have any money at the end of the month, I can't pay my bills.
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So there's nothing in it for me if I mistreat the animals.>> In France, the product is a mainstay of festive dinner tables. The country holds a whopping 70% market share. Producer Fabian Chevalier says he'll now be looking to expand into other markets.>> If we can't develop our own products in the U.S., we'll go elsewhere.
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Today, Asian customers love our produce.