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News, Restaurant, Santa Monica, Wilshire Boulevard

Foie Gras Protestors To Shake Things Up Outside Melisse Tonight In Santa Monica

Posted May. 14, 2012, 4:47 am

Mirror Staff

Santa Monica restaurant Melisse will take part in a “foie gras battle” against three other Los Angeles restaurants tonight, but members of the Animal Protection and Rescue League plan to shake things up by protesting outside the Wilshire Blvd. establishment.

Melisse will be serving up a six-course prix fix dinner featuring foie gras as part of the “battle” organized by the Coalition for Humane and Ethical Farming Standards (C.HE.F.S.)

Proceeds benefit C.H.E.F.S.' effort to replace a pending statewide ban on foie gras with alternative humane farming practices.

Protesters will arrive outside the restaurant at 1104 Wilshire Blvd. at 7:30 p.m. in an effort to counter a statewide ban on the delicacy set to take effect on July 1.

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May. 14, 2012, 4:17:51 pm

Victoria said...

I'm SO disappointed to have missed this protest! I'll now have to focus on making others aware of this horrific establishment's inexplicable dedication to animal cruelty via the Web and word of mouth. NEVER AGAIN shall I patronize this restaurant, and if YOU do, well then, you simply have no heart. Shame on you, Melisse. I have no doubt that your reputation will suffer due to your greed, arrogance, and indifference to the suffering of God's creatures.

May. 14, 2012, 2:45:05 pm

Mark said...

Really? Have these people ever tried fois gras? It is one of life's delicacies. Plus they are just stupid geese.

May. 14, 2012, 4:09:58 pm

Robert said...

You people have nothing better to do?! Josiah Citrin is a master chef of the higest order! We are lucky enough to have a 2 star Michelin restaurant here n Santa Monica and your going to protest? Great, now all the tourist from all over the world can see you protesting can now feel uncomfortable and decide not to dine. What a way to make Santa Monica shine. You people make me sick!!!! Get a life!!!!!!!

May. 15, 2012, 4:58:28 am

Jeremy said...

Anyone who is spending time protesting foie while companies like swift are in existence is an uniformed buffoon. Foie geese live lives of luxury in comparison to our FDA approved methods of pork and chicken husbandry. Go fight against something that's TRULY an inhumane method.

May. 14, 2012, 4:40:21 pm

Tommy said...

Anyone who protested is a stupid twat. Do something better with ur Time and stop encroaching on my freedom of choice. Really do something better with ur time. Victoria Plants are living things too right? F**k off

May. 14, 2012, 7:09:03 pm

brigit said...

I thought people were really starting to be more humane in this world, especially in santa monica, guess I was wrong based on the comments

May. 14, 2012, 7:10:43 pm

brigit said...

and please dont tell protesters to stop your freedom of choice because these living creatures had their freedom of choice taken away too

May. 14, 2012, 5:19:29 pm

Oliver said...

Why not waste your time better...go picket outside any supermarket serving cloned steroid chicken that never see daylight...and demand humane practices instead of messing with a cultural practice that dates back to the egyptians.

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