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Morrissey: Be a Thorn in the Side of Fortnum & Mason

On Morrissey’s birthday this Wednesday, he was the one giving a present – to geese, that is. The legendary rocker posted a stirring message on his website, slamming the torture of birds for the production of foie gras. When it comes to this cruel product, he won’t rest until he knows it’s over.Morrissey

The ex-Smiths singer, who is now as famous for his compassion for animals as he is for his thoughtful lyrics, congratulated Prince Charles for banishing foie gras from his functions but let rip at Fortnum & Mason for continuing to profit from a product that is made by violently force-feeding geese with metal pipes until their livers swell to up to 10 times their normal size. “Foie gras production is illegal in the UK, yet the ever-so-correct Fortnum and Mason have found suppliers in France who will keep their shelves stocked …”, he writes.

Morrissey is certainly not alone in abhorring foie gras. Sir Roger Moore, Chrissie Hynde, Pamela Anderson and Brigitte Bardot have all gotten on board with the campaign asking Fortnum & Mason to ditch the horrific substance.

Here’s the call to action he sent to his fans:

Morrissey's message

Thank you, Morrissey, for helping to spread the message about vile foie gras!

Join him in saying, “Viva Compassion!” Please keep reminding Fortnum & Mason on Twitter and Facebook that selling foie gras is unacceptable. And if you haven’t already, it takes just a few minutes to send a message to the company online – take action at this link: StopFortnumAndMasonFoieGrasCruelty.com.

Image: Charlie LLewellin / CC BY SA-2.0

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  1. avatar Beryl Furman says:

    USE ALL YOUR MIGHT, MORRISEY!

  2. avatar Mary A Leon says:

    THANK YOU for speaking out against Foie Gras!

    This torture of ducks and geese MUST STOP!

  3. avatar Paola Ballanti says:

    No cruelty for animals

  4. The torture of ducks and geese must stop. What those poor birds have to endure is shameful.

  5. avatar chander kumar soni says:

    thanks.

  6. No more animal torture!!! Please!!!

  7. avatar DonnaB says:

    Thank you Morrissey! Someone asked me what foie gras was. I said they take ducks or geese, horribly abuse them, especially an organ of their body, the liver. They then take that abused organ and eat it. She didn’t seem to think that was very appetizing.

  8. avatar Debz Jones says:

    END THE TORTURE NOW!!!!!!!!

  9. avatar karen says:

    Thank you Morrissey <3

  10. avatar Inez Heron says:

    Nothing condones the infliction of pain on a helpless creature.

  11. I will be emailing them today with my disgust!

  12. avatar SANDRA BLANCHARD says:

    I FULLY SUPPORT YOU , WE NEED TO STOP ALL KINDS OF CRUELTY TO EVERY ANIMAL ON OUR PLANET , THOSE IN CAPTIVITY, IN ZOOS AND CIRCUSES AND THE BEAUTIFUL WILD ANIMALS WHO ARE BEING KILLED FOR PROFIT AND GREED IN THE IVORY TRADE. LIKE THE ELEPHANT AND RHINOS.

  13. avatar Yap says:

    I hope the campaign to stop Amazon selling this torture so called “food” gets much publicity as this one.

  14. avatar Beryl Maher says:

    Spread the word to all your friends ask all not to buy it its the cruelest product born by mans greed. The agony these birds go through it to be ashamed of just for greedy pigs to eat it.

  15. avatar annamaria says:

    please stop the torture!!!!do it for your kids…..

  16. avatar Lee webster says:

    Well done everyone fighting for animal rights.

  17. avatar Karen Barry says:

    THIS MOST HEINOUS, SAVAGE, VICIOUS MURDER OF DUCKS AND GEESE, MUST STOP NOW.!!!! HOW DARE ANY SO CALLED HUMAN, DO THIS ?!!!! YOU BASTARDS THAT DO THIS INSANE, TORTURE TO THE GEESE AND DUCKS DESERVE TO DIE.!!!! AND THE FOOLS THAT EAT THE DUCKS LIVER, GOOD LUCK.!!! YOU DESERVE A DISEASED PIECE OF THIS SO CALLED DELICACY.!!!!

  18. avatar Kate Northway says:

    Well done Morrissey et al!. We will win this battle with high profile folk like you behind it.

  19. Horrific Cruelty stop this Barbaric acts now .

  20. Horrific cruelty on these birds stop this barbaric acts now.

  21. avatar Graham Lambden says:

    Trust France to still be carrying out this barbaric force feeding, they always have been a law unto themselves and unlike Britain have always disregarded EU laws whenever it suited them. They give the impression of a pityless unfeeling nation which the average Frenchy must surely find objectional. Yes I know Britain still practises many barbaric acts, but at least we are trying to stop them. I have little time for the French anyway.

  22. avatar jeanette king says:

    Man is the most cruel of all the species on this planet.
    It is not driven by need, but by GREED.
    Greed for money.

    This is yet another barbarity that we must stop.

  23. avatar Jo Peret says:

    Freaky and Mean, one day you will be disgraced. This is an evil practice for ignorant consumers.

  24. avatar Jo Peret says:

    I Googled F&M, their website has a section ‘contact us’, and an enquiry form to fill in. Quick and simple to make our views on this despicable trade heard! Also, commented on the horrific cruelty involved for duck down, and asked them to remove duck down products.

  25. avatar chris says:

    I love Morrissey! Hopefully animals will some day receive protection from all human cruelty.

  26. avatar valda purvis says:

    What kind of -human? would enjoy eating a product that was obtained from an animal suffering in agony ?-one that has no compassion for -or love of animals.

  27. avatar Roy Baker says:

    It is time that children were educated properly in schools, what kind of civilised society does not teach children to respect animals and the environment? Vegetarianism is the only way to go.

  28. its up to all of us to instil love and respect for all animals to our children , relatives and friends.
    I have friends and family who eat meat whilst I am vegan. It is difficult to deal with because one cannot tell them that they are uncaring or responsible for great cruelty but I try to do it quietly but many people , intelligent people too, are what I call Zombies. They appear to be alive but that is very questionable.

  29. avatar KAY SAMSON says:

    THIS IS VILE BARBARIC CRUELTY AND ANYONE WHO BUYS FOIE GRAS NEEDS TO STOP AND THINK WHAT THEY ARE EATING, AND SHOW SOME COMPASSION TOWARDS ANIMALS.

  30. avatar Laura P. says:

    WHY IS IT ALWAYS FOR MONEY? EVERYTHING THAT IS DONE TO ANIMALS IS EITHER FOR MONEY OR TROPHY—-IT IS SICKENING & MUST END!!!!!!!!!

    THESE ABUSERS WILL HAVE TO ANSWER TO GOD WHEN IT IS “THEIR” END!!!!!!

  31. Parabéns ao Morissey, por todo o trabalho em prol dos animais!!!!
    Que a espiritualidade divina o proteja hoje e sempre…..
    De pessoas conscientes e evoluídas assim é que o planeta está precisando.
    UM grande exemplo…. Bravo pelo seu ativismo, coapião e todo respeito pela causa animal, e defesa da fauna, da educação humanitária e ambiental.
    Toda luz e paz ,,, pra vc Morissey.

  32. Essa alimentação de crueldade dos seres sencientes da natureza não deve mais fazer parte de uma sociedade que se diga civilizada.

    Os franceses e quem ainda se alimentam dessa iguaria perversa do fígado inchados e torturados dos gansos , são selvagens , sem respeito a vida.

    Triste e vergonhoso os seres humanos ainda insistirem nessa alimentação criminosa sem ética, perversa. Onde está a civilização, o respeito pela vida????

    Temos tantas outras opções e podemos ter uma alimentação mais evoluída
    sem exploração e sofrimento de cadáveres dos animais-não humanos.

    Enquanto houver massacres e matança da fauna, a miséria e violência não sairá desse planeta.
    Triste e vergonhoso pra essa raça com vestes humanas , não respeitarem os seres sencientes da natureza…

    Chega de tanta violência e degradação da natureza…. È tempo de uma nova consciência planetária.

    Peço justiça, justiça divina!!!!! Que o mestre Jesus ,Oxalá a grande mãe Maria , todos os mestres, orixás… e avatares divinos…… ,façam valer as verdadeiras leis de respeito e amor a vida….

  33. avatar Jan Bowden says:

    Peta do a lot of good work, but have just heard that they euthanise animals
    extensively… perhaps this could be something that needs bringing attention to… after all they get enough of our money and that’s for the good of all animals!

    • avatar Anne says:

      Hi Jan,
      PETA UK does not run any animal shelters and does not euthanise animals. But if you’d like to read more about PETA US’s work to address animal homelessness, please check out this page: http://www.petasaves.com. Thanks!

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