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© Gaizka Iroz, AFP file picture | All free range ducks and geese will be slaughtered in the affected areas between January 5 and January 20, the agriculture ministry said.
All free range ducks, as well as geese, will be slaughtered between Jan. 5 and approximately Jan. 20 in an area in southwestern France comprising parts of the Gers, Landes and Hautes-Pyrenees administrative departments, it said in a statement.
Some farms will be exempted, however, including those which confine birds and those that perform full production cycles, from ducklings to transformation into end-products.
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