From daily The Independent in Britain:
The country is responsible for 75 per cent of the global production
Producers of foie gras have said they will lose millions of euros as France introduces a three-month ban on production.
The measure, which has been prompted by a bird flu scare, means breeders in 18 départments in south west France will not be allowed to have any ducks or geese in their slaughterhouses until August.
Foie gras – or fattened duck or goose liver – is considered a delicacy by some but is denounced as cruel by animal rights campaigners due the practice of force-feeding.
Breeder Florence Lasserre told the France Info news channel that her gavage room – meaning the room where the birds are force fed – was currently empty.
She said: “Usually it’s full here, and it…
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