Brazil’s Largest City Bans Foie Gras in Restaurants

June 27, 2015

Foie is under fire in Sao Paulo.

City council members Brazil largest city, Sao Paulo, on Friday voted to ban restaurants from serving foie gras. The Associated Press reports council member Laercio Benko designed the new legislation and describes the French fatty liver delicacy as a “appetizer for the wealthy.” Foie gras, Benko continues, “does not benefit human health and to make it, the birds are submitted to a lot of suffering.”

Restaurants will have 45 days to adapt to the new regulations, according to the BBC. Following the grace period, eateries caught serving the product will face a fine of 5,000 Brazilian…