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(US/ca) Chef Sued Over False Advertising of Foie Gras

SAN DIEGO, April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The Animal Protection and Rescue League (APRL) has just filed a class action lawsuit against Hot's Kitchen and chef Sean Cheney in Hermosa Beach, after the defendants sent out a national press release advertising their foie gras burger as "humane" and a way to support "animal rights."

The suit, San Diego Superior Court case number 2012-95110, alleges the foie gras sold by the defendants is made by force feeding, which results in "extreme, unmitigated pain and suffering as well as crippling injuries to the ducks."

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not to their own facts," states Bryan Pease, attorney for APRL. "By claiming the foie gras they sell is 'humane' as a publicity stunt, these defendants are deliberately misleading consumers into purchasing a cruel product."

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