Following protests from animal-welfare and environmental activists, a British company has suspended an investment project that would have funded China’s largest foie gras production facility. According to the nonprofit Compassion in World Farming, Creek Project Investments had contracted for 15 million geese for the farm, which would have been built on China’s largest freshwater lake—a fact that prompted concerns over the potential damage to the wetland habitat. In response to public pressure, Creek Project Investments has dropped the project, pending a thorough investigation into the impact of the operation. “The directors have called for the review to include input from animal-welfare and environmental experts to address any issues which may or may not exist,” the company said in a statement.
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