More than 180 ducks have died following the action carried out by the Animal Resistance movement on Saturday on the premises of the last producer of foie gras in Flanders in Bekegem (Western Flanders), the establishment's owner stated.
On Saturday, forty or so protestors broke into Filip Callemeyn's firm in order to protest about the living conditions of ducks destined for foie gras production.
"Ducks are very sensitive to stress. The activists' noisy arrival with their cell phones was shocking. It was a threatening situation for the ducks that lasted a long time as well. 180 of them have since died," Callemeyn, according to whom Animal Resistance's action was primarily taken to guarantee publicity for the organisation, stated.
The Brussels Times