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Chef Gets Death Threats Over Foie Doughnut Giveaway

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As predicted, the doughnut shop Psycho Donuts in Campbell and San Jose, CA has received harsh criticism and even death threats from animal rights activists for their plans to give away foie gras doughnuts today in celebration of National Donut Day. Chef Ron Levi told CBS San Francisco that he has been keeping the foie in "a secret location" for its protection.

In an effort to skirt California's foie gras ban, Psycho Donuts has followed in the footsteps of restaurant like Arc and Broadway by Amar Santana who attempted to offer foie to customers at no charge. Negative comments on the company's Facebook page have been flooding in, with people saying things like: "It is morally reprehensible and a desperate, pathetic attempt at free press for your stores." Below, some choice Facebook comments and the local news report which asks, "Doughnuts, violence, what is going on?" Have a look:

From the Psycho Donuts Campbell Facebook Page

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From the Psycho Donuts San Jose Facebook Page

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Video: South Bay Chef Gets Death Threats Over Foie Gras Donuts

· South Bay Chef Gets Death Threats Over Foie Gras Donuts [CBS San Francisco]
· All Foie Gras Coverage on Eater [-E-]

Psycho Donuts

2006 Winchester Blvd, Campbell, CA 95008

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