Bravo to Philadelphia’s more level-headed chefs for not bowing to the demands of the misnamed “Hugs for Puppies” animal rights group (“A bargain for lovers of foie gras,” Sept. 26).

Giving a group of vegan extremists control over what the rest of us eat would set a horrible precedent. Today it’s foie gras. Tomorrow it will be the circus, leather shoes, or lifesaving medical research that uses lab rats.