What's New ? - 2022

What's New ? - 2022

European Parliament rejects calls to ban foie gras production

21 February, 2022

A majority of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted against two amendments calling for the ban of assisted feeding for foie gras production. The adopted text states that “The fattening phase, which lasts between 10 and 12 days on average with two meals per day, respects the animal’s biological parameters”.
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) claims that “Foie gras production is based on farming procedures that respect animal welfare criteria”.
The production of foie gras and fur farming has been banned in the UK since 2000 but it is possible to import the goods. Estimates suggest that 200 tonnes of foie gras are imported from continental Europe each year.