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To the Minister Responsible for Animal Welfare:
"I am adding my voice to Viva!’s call for a ban on the importation of foie-gras.
As you know, its production causes huge suffering to ducks and geese through forced-feeding.
It could not be produced in Britain. However, it is a terrible irony that nothing prevents it being imported. This makes a mockery of our sovereign welfare laws.
I understand that the government’s objection has previously been that a unilateral ban might not stand up in court. That may now not be the case after the World Trade Organisation upheld a ban on seal products in the EU because of public moral concerns.
In light of this please urgently investigate the possibility of banning the importation of foie-gras."