Fortnum & Mason: Don’t Be a…
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Fortnum & Mason: Don’t Be a…

Katharina Fritsch’s 4.72-metre-high Hahn/Cock – aka “the big blue cock” – is probably the most eye-catching new landmark in London.

Meanwhile, Fortnum & Mason is still making a huge cock-up by ignoring the widespread call to stop selling foie gras, the diseased livers of abused birds. So we took some of our flock down to Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth to unfurl a cheeky banner:

PETA Fortnum Mason banner at Hahn/Cock

Fortnum & Mason’s stubborn insistence on selling a product which is illegal to produce in Britain is tantamount to giving the British public the bird. To create foie gras, pipes are shoved down geese’s throats and huge amounts of grain and fat are pumped into their stomachs several times a day. The birds’ livers become diseased as they swell to up to 10 times their normal size. The pipes often puncture their throats and can cause them to bleed to death. Those who survive are hung upside down and slaughtered.

Join us and send a message to Fortnum & Mason’s managing director, Ewan Venters, asking that Fortnums end its shameful support for the foie gras industry.
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  1. avatar maureen msrtin says:

    It is a disgrace in thus day and age u are still supporting this such cruelity by selling Foie Gras.

  2. thats simply disgusting :/

  3. avatar NIGEL & LYN LEWIS says:

    YOUR COMPANY IS IN THE WRONG!!THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR YOU TO SELL THIS FOIE GRAS WHICH IS NOT MADE IN BRITAIN DUE TO THE CRUELTY TO THE DUCKS AND GEESE.WE ARE EXTREMLY ASHAMED THAT SUCH A BRITISH COMPANY COULD REDUCE ITSELF TO THIS TOTALLY SHAMEFUL SUPPORT OF THIS DISGUSTING INDUSTRY!!WE WILL NOT SHOP AT YOUR STORE OR OUR FAMILIES & FRIENDS UNTIL YOU STOP SELLING THIS PRODUCT!!.THIS IS BLOOD MONEY ON YOUR HANDS WHY WONT YOU DO THE RIGHT THING NOW AND STOP THIS MARKET!!!!NIGEL & LYN LEWIS

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