Donut shop giving away foie gras despite threats

Foie gras donuts at Psycho Donuts in Campbell.

June 7, 2013 7:37:42 PM PDT
The owner of a Campbell donut shop says he'll continue to give away free foie gras donuts despite getting threats. His decision is garnering national attention.

On Friday morning, more than 100 people lined up outside Psycho Donuts on Winchester Boulevard for a free "Foie Gras Bomb," a donut hole filled with duck liver.

Despite a state ban on the sale of the controversial delicacy, what Psycho Donuts did today isn't technically illegal.

California banned the sale of the delicacy nearly a year ago after the ABC7 News I-Team exposed how ducks are force fed to fatten their livers. However, the law does not say anything about giving it away for free.

The donut holes are stuffed and topped with foie gras mousse, then injected with balsamic vinaigrette from a glass syringe.

They're the brainchild of psycho donut's Ron Levi.

"Why not foie gras?" he asked. "I mean, foie gras is an amazing, delicious delectable food that is hard to get and people really appreciate it when you provide it for them."

Animal rights advocates say Psycho Donuts is circumventing both sides of the law by acquiring foie gras from out of state and by giving it away.