HB 2421 - DIGEST

Declares that a person may not force-feed a bird, or hire another person to force-feed a bird, for the purposes of enlarging the bird's liver beyond normal size.

Does not apply if the person force-feeds a bird for the purpose of improving the bird's health.

Provides that a person may not sell or offer to sell any foie gras or any product containing foie gras unless the foie gras or product containing foie gras originated from a state or other jurisdiction that prohibits the practice of force-feeding birds to produce foie gras.

Provides that any person who violates this act is subject to a civil penalty of one thousand dollars per violation for each day the violation continues. Moneys collected under this provision shall be deposited into the state general fund.