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>Subject: [AR-News] (IL) What's bad for the goose...must stop, committee rules
>Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2005 23:11:14 -0500
[from Jerusalem Post]
The Knesset Education Committee on Monday refused to extend a grace
period for force-feeding geese in the production of foie gras despite
a request from the Agriculture Ministry to let the current regulations
remain in effect until the end of March.
The Knesset Education Committee, which is responsible for
animal-rights laws, also called on the government and the Agriculture
Ministry to compensate foie gras producers by the end of March for any
Foie gras producers have until the end of January to continue
production, after which regulations for force-feeding geese to
increase the size of their livers, sold as the delicacy foie gras,
"The time has come to put and end to the drawn-out period of many
years during which the geese have suffered," declared Knesset
Education Committee chairwoman Meli Polishook-Bloch (Shinui).
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