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California Attorney General Appeals Ruling That Stopped Foie Gras Ban

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(AP) - California is trying to keep foie gras off the menu.

The attorney general's office filed an appeal Wednesday of a ruling that blocked the state ban on selling fatty goose or duck liver produced out of state.

A federal judge ruled last month that the law doesn't trump federal poultry regulations.

A Hermosa Beach restaurant called Hot's Kitchen and foie gras producers in New York and Canada challenged the ban.

It remains illegal for California farmers to force-feed birds, which is how the delicacy is produced. Animal rights groups say the practice is inhumane.

A statement from the restaurant and producers say they're confident the ban will be upheld on appeal.