After the foie fighters at L214 released a video showing disturbing living conditions for the animals at foie producer Ernest Soulard, Michelin-bedazzled chef Joël Robuchon has decided to stop buying foie from the French supplier. According to France 3 (warning: in French), Robuchon has decided to terminate his relationship with the providers at all of his restaurants worldwide, "pending a demonstration that the animals are not mistreated as they are in the video." Robuchon follows in the footsteps of Gordon Ramsay, who earlier this week announced his decision to drop Ernest Soulard. For now, Ernest Soulard maintains that they meet quality standards, and that ducks roam the grounds free for 12 weeks before a 10-day feeding process begins.
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