India bans foie gras

India bans foie grasIndia has banned the import of foie gras, a government notice said, after animal rights activists complained that the method used to produce the duck liver delicacy was cruel. "Import policy of the item 'foie gras'… is revised from 'free' to 'prohibited'," the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) said in the notice on its website. An Indian government official could not immediately say Friday how much of the gourmet food the country imported. "Fancy restaurants across India are pushing sales of foie gras on their menus — that's why we were seeking the ban," Animal Equality India spokeswoman Amruta Ubale told AFP.

July 5, 2014 9:21 am

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