ANIMAL rights activists have been demonstrating outside Thornbury's
luxury Castle Hotel as part of a campaign targeting establishments
serving foie gras.
Around half a dozen placard-waving members of a Bristol-based group
picketed the hotel's outer entrance in protest against the French duck
or goose liver pate - production of which is claimed to involve
Sgt Craig Ogborne, of Thornbury police, said officers were present to
monitor the demonstration.
"A joint operation was put in place involving police and hotel
management to ensure that order was maintained and also that people
could exercise their right to make peaceful protest.
"There were no incidents and no arrests were made."