It shouldn't really surprise anyone that California is the first state of the union banning foie gras. That's duck's liver to the uninitiated. Animal rights activists say force-feeding a duck to enlarge its liver isn't nice.
In my lifetime, I never thought Americans would have to buy liver, of all things, on the black market, or worse yet, contemplate loosing the freedom to buy it at a restaurant or store. Oy vey.