By  Sierra Van Allen*

This Article analyzes the statutory language of the PACT Act, passed in 2019, and applies the law to force-feeding ducks and geese on foie gras farms. While the PACT Act contains an exception for “customary and normal” agricultural husbandry, this Article argues that the force-feeding performed on foie gras farms is neither customary nor normal. This Article then argues that without the application of this exception, force-feeding for foie gras inflicts serious bodily injury on ducks and geese that is prohibited under the PACT Act. Thus, the Department of Justice should enforce the PACT Act by creating a Deferred Prosecution Agreement, allowing foie gras farms time to remove force-feeding from their practices before they are criminally prosecuted.