October 17, 2011 04:00 PM

These stories are worth a click:

After voting to ban the sale of foie gras eight years ago, California will officially institute the law in eight months. Fans of the French delicacy say that animal rights activists are misinformed about the way ducks and geese are force-fed. –New York Times

Even penguins go bad. A BBC film crew has caught an Adelie penguin stealing stones from a neighbor’s nest in Antarctica. –BBC News

About 200 animal activists in China stopped trucks filled with dogs and freed 1,000 of the animals, who were headed for slaughter. The groups paid $12,200 to free the dogs. –AP

A suburban Chicago home turned out to be the site of a marijuana operation, where police also found an a 5-ft. alligator named Snowflake in the tub. –AP

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