Keyword: Foie gras
The discovery in parts of France of a particularly virulent form of the H5N8 virus, thought to be spread by migrating birds, has led to the slaughter of farmed ducks and geese just as foie gras producers were gearing up for their busiest sales season.
Some MPs expressed disquiet at presence of the US actress and animal rights campaigner to back legislation outlawing foie gras production.
An opinion poll for a French animal rights group found almost half of those questioned support a ban on the force-feeding of geese and ducks.
Online retailer has banned sale of foie gras on its British website following animal rights campaign accusing producers of 'very un-British' cruelty.
A politician in southern France is urging the nation’s restaurants to stop serving California wines in response to the U.S. state’s ban on foie gras.