Bloomberg News reports on how the prohibition of the liver is creating an underground market similar to what happened when alcohol was banned by the 18th Amendment in the 1920s: "They paid $100 apiece for 'a 10-course tasting of quasi-legal goodness,' according to the online notice for the 'Duckeasy' event. Each received an email with the address only hours before the first sandwich of Wonder bread, grape jelly and foie gras mousse was served."
"I want to support the people who believe in foie and who will defy the rules," Jolanda Nuestro, 48, a homemaker, said according to Bloomberg.
A toast at the Duckeasy was offered: "To foie!"
Another guest then said: "To being force-fed foie!"
"I live in a state where I can buy marijuana down the street, but I can't buy foie gras," Sean Chaney, chef and owner at Hot's Kitchen, told Bloomberg. "There's something fundamentally wrong."
AP reported foie gras was banned in "a dozen countries including Israel, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.