France protests Amazon UK ban on foie gras
PARIS (AFP) - France on Monday criticised a decision by Amazon to ban the sale of foie gras on its British website, following an animal rights campaign accusing producers of the delicacy of "very un-British" cruelty.
Activists have for years campaigned against the sale of foie gras, saying the practice of force-feeding ducks or geese in order to make the French gourmet item is cruel and amounts to torture.
"I regret Amazon's decision," France's minister for agribusiness Guillaume Garot told AFP.
"I once again want to point out the efforts made by French producers over the years to maintain real product quality while respecting the animal's well-being," he said.