Praise from the animal rights world has been in full swing for the past 24 hours of Amazon.com UK’s decision to end the sale of foie gras on its website. Although the move has been supported by many, France has protested the decision against what they dub a “national” dish.
France on Monday voiced its criticism of the 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.
“I regret Amazon’s decision,” Guillaume Garot, France’s minister for agribusiness, 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.
The site Amazon.co.uk, which on Monday added “foie gras” to a list of prohibited animal products including “whale, dolphin and shark parts”, would not…
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