FERNDALE -- A national animal rights group has again taken aim at two
Sullivan County farms that produce most of the nation's foie gras.
The Animal Legal Defense Fund, a California-based organization, has filed a
lawsuit in state Supreme Court in Albany that revives a claim that the
duck-liver delicacy is a diseased and adulterated food product.
lawsuit names the state Department of Agriculture and Markets, Commissioner
Darrel J. Aubertine, Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Bella Poultry and La Belle
Farms. Hudson Valley Foie Gras is the nation's largest producer. Bella
Poultry and La Belle Farms are affiliated with each other.