statewide foie gras ban, and includes chefs, home cooks and more. According to the OC Register, one Laguna Beach chef, Amar Santana of Broadway by Amar Santana, has been getting harassing calls since the info went public. "We are talking about ducks," Santana told the Reg. "They are raised to be eaten. It is illegal to sell it or whatever, but you are telling me it is OK to blast personal information like that online? That is more illegal than anything else."
North American Animal Liberation is one of two groups that published the list from an "anonymous" tipster who said they "took down" Hudson Valley's website and online store and uncovered the names and personal info of more than 1,200 customers who purchased products between June 2012 and April 2013. So they made it all public - just because. Ken Frank of Napa Valley's Le Toque weighed in: "The activists are a shame on our great nation where we should respect each other's right to choose what we eat, who we marry, what we read and what we say, without fear of intimidation or reprisal." The chef, who is against the California ban, was not named on the list.