Victory: Royal Shakespeare Company Goes Foie Gras–Free! Animal Writes: PETA Foundation’s Blog
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Victory: Royal Shakespeare Company Goes Foie Gras–Free!

We have some great news to share! After being contacted by PETA and a number of their patrons, the Royal Shakespeare Company and its Rooftop Restaurant have agreed to end their sale of foie gras. They are the latest to join a growing list of British establishments that have dropped foie gras, including Selfridges and the BAFTAs. Prince Charles has even banned the vile product from his Royal residence.

Every year, millions of birds are born into a life of torture. Crammed into tiny cages or pens, these beautiful animals are force fed huge quantities of food several times a day. A pipe is rammed down their throats, and food is pumped into their stomach, causing their livers to swell to several times their normal size. The birds suffer from respiratory problems as their enlarged livers crush their lungs, and the feeding pipe causes damage to their sensitive oesophagi, causing excruciating pain.

Please help birds suffering for foie gras by speaking out against local businesses and restaurants that sell foie gras, and join our campaign to get British department store Fortnum & Mason to drop this inhumane product.

Please download the following two Microsoft Word documents, which give you helpful tips on how to approach restaurants, hotels and other establishments as well as a sample letter that you can adapt:

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  1. avatar jade kiran says:

    “Murderers … very often start out by killing and torturing animals as kids.” ~ Robert K. Ressler, Former FBI Serial Killer Profiler

    “If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men…” ~ St. Francis of Assisi, Roman Catholic friar, founder of the Franciscans order

    “The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them, that’s the essence of inhumanity.” ~ George Bernard Shaw, Irish Playwright and Essayist

    “The animal liberation movement is saying that where animals and humans have similar interests – we might take the interest in avoiding physical pain as an example, for it is an interest that humans clearly share with other animals – those interests are to be counted equally, with no automatic discount just because one of the beings is not human.” ~ Peter Singer, Australian Animal Activist

    “Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.” ~ Thomas Edison, American Inventor and Scientist

    “Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer, German Philosopher

  2. [...] of Film and Television Arts, the Brit Awards, Wimbledon, Lord’s Cricket Ground and the Royal Shakespeare Company have all pledged not to serve or sell foie gras, and Prince Charles refuses to allow it on Royal [...]

  3. […] been banned in more than a dozen countries, including the UK. The Brit Awards, Wimbledon, and the Royal Shakespeare Company have all recently pledged not to serve or sell foie gras, and Prince Charles refuses to allow it on […]

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