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Bern (Switzerland) offers alternatives to initiatives aimed at ending imports of foie gras

Offal
Meat
Switzerland
Regulation & Compliances
Published Apr 20, 2024

Tridge summary

The Federal Council of the Swiss Confederation has decided against implementing bans on the import of foie gras and leather products from abused animals. Instead, it aims to address the concerns raised by the initiatives through alternative measures. These include introducing a mandatory declaration for products derived from force-fed poultry and developing a counterproposal to regulate the import of fur from abused animals, with plans to present it to the Swiss Parliament by summer 2025. Additionally, the Federal Council intends to improve labeling requirements for imported wines, animal products obtained without anesthesia, and plant-based foods, to better inform consumers about the origins and production methods of these products.
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The Federal Council of the Swiss Confederation recommended rejecting two popular initiatives aimed at banning the import of foie gras and leather products from abused animals. However, the Federal Council wishes to implement the objectives proposed by these initiatives. In this sense, Bern proposes the introduction of a mandatory declaration for products derived from force-feeding of poultry, in order to inform Swiss consumers, since Switzerland banned this production method "more than 40 years ago." . Regarding the fur initiative, an indirect counterproposal will be presented to the Swiss Parliament "before the summer of 2025." The objective is to inscribe in the federal animal protection law the prohibition of importing fur products from ...
Source: Agropopular
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