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  • 30
  • Jan

Zac Goldsmith to Fortnum & Mason: Throw Out Foie Gras

Zac Goldsmith, MP, has joined the call for Fortnum & Mason to drop foie gras – a food whose production is so cruel that it is illegal to produce in the UK and which His Royal Highness Prince Charles has banned from menus at his Royal residences.

The Conservative politician, who is known for his concern for the environment, wrote to CEO Ewan Venters after seeing PETA’s investigation into the shocking treatment of geese on farms that the store gets foie gras from:

Traditional “la gavage” foie gras production is

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  • 20
  • Dec

Infographic: ‘The Hobbit’ – Unexpected Cruelty

Whistleblowers report that as many as 27 animals died preventable deaths during production of The Hobbit. Five horses, 12 chickens, a pony and several goats and sheep were reportedly maimed or killed.

Instead of coming clean and vowing to prevent similar tragedies by improving animal treatment on set or, better yet, not using animals in future films at all, Peter Jackson, his fellow producers and production giants Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema made statements that chose to avoid and deny some of the allegations.

Maybe they don’t understand how serious … Read more.


  • 19
  • Dec

‘Barbaric and Shameful’: Oliver Stone Speaks Out Against MOD Pig Mutilation

Stone speaks out against army cruelty to animalsOliver Stone is disgusted by the UK military's use of live pigs as targets in training drills – and he's not afraid to speak his mind.

"As a U.S. Army combat veteran, I was horrified to learn from my friends at PETA U.K. that the Ministry of Defence has been shipping British military personnel to Denmark to watch live pigs be shot and mutilated on firing ranges and kept alive for several agonizing hours before finally being killed in cruel trauma training exercises", the Oscar-winning director, screenwriter and producer wrote this weekRead more.


  • 14
  • Nov

Prince Charles, the Goose

PETA has long heralded Prince Charles‘ stand against serving cruelly produced foie gras at Royal functions. So when we recently rescued geese from torture and slaughter at a foie gras farm in France, what better tribute could there be than naming one of the birds after a true friend, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales? For the real prince’s 64th birthday, on 14 November, we’ve sent His Royal Highness a framed certificate for his mantle piece.

Prince Charles PETA GoosePrince Charles the goose was intended for foie gras, a product produced by force-feeding Read more.


  • 02
  • Nov

Award-Winning Actor James Cromwell Warns Against Violence

As Farmer Hoggett in the film Babe, he made his living from abusing animals, but in real life, actor James Cromwell is committed to helping animals. That’s why Cromwell has teamed up with PETA for a new video public service announcement that warns everyone to look out for people who hurt animals before they move on to hurting other humans.

“People who commit violent acts often start out by hurting animals”, explains Cromwell in the video. “If you know of someone who’s abusing or neglecting an animal, don’t ignore it or just … Read more.


  • 30
  • Oct

Halloween Can Be a Truly Frightful Time of Year for Cats

A variety of superstitions surround black cats. In some cultures, they are considered good luck, while others find them frightening.

But at Halloween, it is the cats who often have reason to fear. Each year, we receive reports of animals – especially black cats – who are abducted, injured and even killed by cruel people who use and abuse them for “pranks” or sacrifices. Last year, in the run-up to the holiday, four black cats went missing in one community alone.

It is safest to keep cats indoors all year round, but … Read more.


  • 29
  • Oct

Fortnum & Mason Is Unfit to Hold Royal Warrants

PETA has been campaigning hard recently asking Fortnum & Mason to join shops like Selfridges and Harvey Nichols by ending its support of the barbaric foie gras trade.

Despite a shocking undercover investigation of several farms represented by the Sarlat Perigord cooperative, from which Fortnum & Mason’s distributor sources foie gras, that revealed the horrific suffering of birds, Fortnum & Mason continues to sell the vile product.

As a store which trades on its English heritage, Fortnum & Mason should not be supporting a product so cruel that its production is illegal … Read more.


  • 23
  • Oct

Animal Welfare Groups Unite to Demand End to Fortnum & Mason’s Foie Gras Sales

In the latest development in PETA’s foie gras campaign, other leading animal protection groups have joined our call for Fortnum & Mason to end its sale of the vile product. In a letter sent to the store’s new managing director, Ewan Venters, the groups voiced the opposition of their millions of supporters to the barbaric force-feeding of ducks and geese and refuted the store’s preposterous claim that less than 1 per cent of the population are opposed to foie gras. In fact, a 2007 poll conducted by Ipsos MORI and commissioned … Read more.


  • 15
  • Oct

Thousands Turn to Twitter to Tell F&M to Toss Foie Gras


Everyone’s been talking about PETA’s new undercover video footage, narrated by Sir Roger Moore, which exposes cruelty to geese on foie gras farms supplying Fortnum & Mason’s distributor. With articles about the video in The Observer, Telegraph, Daily Mail, Express and the Independent, this cruelty is hard to ignore!

One place where people have been sharing their outrage is Twitter, with thousands tweeting the video and asking @FortnumandMason MD @EwanVenters to ditch cruel foie gras. The celebs have also been coming out in droves – with everyone from an Emmy Award … Read more.


  • 03
  • Oct

Victory: Intensive Chicken Factory Plans Blocked by Cornwall Council!

Having received more than 1,200 of your objections, Cornwall Council has refused to give permission for a proposed intensive broiler chicken farm to be built in Callington, which would have condemned tens of thousands of birds to a life of misery and suffering.

Every day in the UK, 2.5 million chickens are cruelly slaughtered for meat – that’s 30 deaths every second.

Most chickens killed for meat never see the light of day. Their six-week life is spent inside a foul-smelling windowless shed with 30,000 to 40,000 other chickens, each with only … Read more.