The Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of a decision upholding California's ban on foie gras on Tuesday.
Restaurants and foie gras producers in California filed an appeal to challenge last year's ruling that resulted in a ban, according to a Reuters report.
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In Spain, two farm owners, Eduardo Sousa and Diego Labourdette, say they make ethical foie gras for Sousa & Labourdette.
When autumn comes round the geese begin to feed intensively, gorging day and night, in preparation for a migration journey. The animals are captured during the night by dazzling them with powerful lights and foie gras is harvested.