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Gourmets blamed for causing ‘frogmageddon’

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The European passion for frogs’ legs is driving an international massacre of the reptiles which is endangering species and harming natural environments across south-east Asia. According to environmentalists, gourmets in Belgium, France and the Netherlands have consumed the legs of billions of frogs in last decade, threatening the survival of native populations and allowing mosquitoes and other insects to breed unchecked.

According to environmentalists, gourmets in Belgium, France and the Netherlands have consumed the legs of billions of frogs in last decade, threatening the survival of native populations and allowing mosquitoes and other insects to breed unchecked.

The “Frogmageddon” has prompted questions from the European Parliament about what the European Commission is doing about the problem, and about the cruel way in which the reptiles are parted from their limbs.

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