Doug Mataconis points out that California restaurants are evading the new foie gras ban and argues that:
This should be entirely familiar to anyone who understands the history of Prohibition or the War On Drugs. Any time you try to ban something that people desire, they’ll find ways around the law. In this case, you have restaurant owners who are finding ways to get around the law by offering the foie gras for free (although that’s hardly a sustainable strategy given its cost) or, in one case, arguing that the California law does not apply to them because they are located on Federal land on the grounds of the Presidio in San Francisco. And you have these “Duckeasys,” an obvious refernece to the Speakeasies that were common in pretty much every American city during the era when alcohol was illegal. I’m sure that if this ban stays in force, you’ll see other creative methods used by customers and restauranteurs to either get around or just outright ignore the law. In the end, of course, Californians can just travel to Nevada, Oregon, or one of the other states that borders California to get their foie gras fix. The ban will become largely meaningless.
Precisely. Not to mention that we can easily get around the ban by ordering foie gras from an out of state vendor and serving it at home.