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King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands has banned foie gras at the royal residence.
Shortly after ascending to the throne following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, King Charles III banned foie gras from being served at any royal residences in the United Kingdom.
Now, the King of the Netherlands has seemingly followed suit, with a royal spokesperson telling animal rights group PETA: “We no longer make dishes that contain foie gras,”
They added: “We will also never order foie gras from external establishments.”
Mimi Bekhechi, Vice President UK, Europe & Australia, said: “PETA commends His Majesty for keeping tormented birds’ diseased livers away from the royal palace.
“Foie gras is an abhorrent product that has no place in modern society.”
Production of foie gras is banned in both the UK and the Netherlands, although it is legal to import the product and sell it.
Foie gras is made by force-feeding ducks and geese in order to fatten them. Their livers become diseased, and can swell to around 10 times their natural size.