French favour end of force-fed foie gras

Almost one out of every two French people now favour banning the force-feeding of geese and ducks to produce the national delicacy, foie gras, a survey showed.

French favour end of force-fed foie gras
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A public opinion poll released Saturday by OpinionWay for animal rights group L214 showed 47 percent against force-feeding, three points more than last year, and 56 percent of women opposed to the practice.

Only 29 percent of the 1,032 people polled this month said they would refuse to buy foie gras in protest against the ill-treatment of animals, but this was 10 points higher than a poll in 2009.

In all, consumption of foie gras dropped three percent last year.

Its production is banned in Denmark, Finland and Germany.

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