01/04/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Foie Gras Ban Alderman To Get Award

Although Chicago's ban on foie gras was rolled back last spring, the man who championed the initial ban campaign is being honored this weekend for his efforts to prevent cruelty to farm animals.

Alderman Joe Moore will receive the "Compassionate Leadership Award," from the animal rights group "Mercy For Animals" at its gala fundraiser Friday night at the Cultural Center.

"It's an honor to recognize compassionate individuals within our community who are working so diligently to protect farm animals from needless cruelty," said Nathan Runkle, MFA's Executive Director. "Chicagoans are opening their hearts to farm animals and recognizing that they deserve our kindness -- just as dogs and cats do."

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