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And now, to help you mark the time to the impending California foie gras ban, here's an actual countdown clock. Because the days move faster than you think, and because setting your kitchen egg timer or your iPhone is, well, problematic.

What do to in the intervening days, hours, minutes? Well, you could enjoy foie in all its many iterations at various local restaurants. You could protest the ban, which as you can see goes into effect July 1, 2012. You could camp out at the gates of Sonoma-Artisan Foie Gras, this state's only producer of foie gras, which is preparing to shut down on June 30 unless things change. You could sign this petition from the Artisan Farmers Alliance (AFA) to keep foie legal.

Or you could do something as simple as comment below. What do you think of the ban? Should it be enforced or lifted? (We promise to collect them all and send them to Wolfgang Puck, one of the few notable chefs to support the ban.) Your time starts now.

LA Weekly