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  • 22
  • Jul

Cornwall’s Foodie Festival Has No Taste for Foie Gras

Cornwall’s Port Eliot Festival, which will be held this weekend and is known for fine food, music and literature, has reassured punters that cruelty to ducks and geese will not be on the menu.

Because of the festival’s emphasis on fresh, locally sourced and sustainable food, you’d hardly expect to find foie gras there, given the deeply unethical methods used in its production, which is so cruel that it’s been banned in the UK. To make the “fatty liver pâté”, vast amounts of corn are pumped into the stomachs Read more.


  • 11
  • Jul

GOOD NEWS: India Bans the Sale of Foie Gras!

India GeeseIndia has become the first country in the world to impose a complete ban on the production, import and sale of foie gras. The pressure has been mounting on India’s Ministry of Commerce from animal-protection organisations, including PETA India, and officials have now finally elected to impose the ban, which will see to it that no more of this vile product makes it into the country.

Ducks reared for foie gras spend their lives confined to tiny cages and subjected to barbaric force-feeding several times a day via a metal tube … Read more.


  • 05
  • Apr

This Giant Goose Is Representing Birds in Epic Trafalgar Square Pillow Fight (Photos)

Today was International Pillow Fight Day – a worldwide flashmob event planned in a spirit of harmless fun. It’s unfortunate, then, that many of the very pillows used in the festivities caused immeasurable harm to the ducks and geese who had the feathers yanked out of their skin to fill them.

PETA’s giant plucked “goose” sprang (or rather, waddled) into action to give revellers in Trafalgar Square a timely reminder about the dire consequences of the down industry for birds.

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Many birds used for down are live-plucked, meaning that workers painfully rip fistfuls of … Read more.


  • 11
  • Dec

Israel Set to Become First Country to Ban Foie Gras Sales!

CC DucksMazel tov! Israel is on track to introduce a law that would ban the sale of vile foie gras. It’s already illegal to produce the “fatty liver” pâté in Israel and many other places, including the UK, but until now, unscrupulous retailers have still been allowed to sell the inhumane product, profiting from the misery of ducks and geese. This groundbreaking new legislation will force them to change their ways, saving many animals from torment in the process.

The new bill has already passed its first hearing in Israel’s parliament, the … Read more.


  • 25
  • Nov

Further Foie Gras Progress!

Barely a week goes by in which we don’t learn of another business throwing out foie gras, the cruel foodstuff which is made by force-feeding ducks and geese until their livers become diseased.

Restaurants and businesses refuse to sell cruel foie gras

Compassionate PETA supporters are often behind these heartening successes against foie gras. There’s now such a stigma attached to this vile product that a single person speaking out against it can be enough to persuade companies that they’d be better off not selling it.

 

Here are some recent highlights:

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  • 08
  • Nov

Gordon Ramsay Shamed for Selling Vile Foie Gras From Tortured Birds – Again

Disturbing footage released last night reveals horrific cruelty to animals on foie gras farms that supply celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. In windowless sheds, row upon row of ducks are kept in tiny filthy cages with no space to move, covered in their own vomit, with painful broken wings and beaks, abscesses, eye injuries and bloody sores. Dying birds collapse panting from illness and exhaustion caused by the relentless ordeal of being force-fed grain through a tube several times a day. After weeks of this misery, the surviving birds are shoved into crates … Read more.


  • 03
  • Oct

Well Done, Amazon UK, for Dropping Foie Gras!

Ducks, geese and compassionate Brits are cheering with delight today at the news that online retail giant Amazon has just agreed to stop selling foie gras on its UK website!

The welcome move to remove more than 100 foie gras products from the grocery section of the website comes after 10,000 concerned people wrote to the company asking it to stop profiting from cruelty as part of a campaign spearheaded by the animal rights group Viva!.

Viva! also presented the company with video footage from an investigation in France that showed … Read more.


  • 13
  • Jun

Your Voice Counts! Hotel Ditches Foie Gras After E-Mail From PETA Supporter

As consumers, we have the power to change the world. We can vote with our wallets and make sure that our shopping habits reflect our compassionate principles. And we can also make our voices heard: most companies really care what you think and will often respond positively to feedback, as this fantastic story from PETA supporter Emma Thompson shows.

Emma was enjoying a relaxing spa day at Gloucestershire’s Wyck Hill House Hotel when she made a disturbing discovery – foie gras was on the restaurant menu. As someone who cares about … Read more.


  • 09
  • May

For Ducks’ Sake, Gordon – Please Stop Selling Foie Gras!

Celeb chef in PETA US investigationGordon Ramsay has always courted controversy, but it’s still a real shock to learn that he’s associated with the torture of thousands of ducks for the production of cruel foie gras.

A new PETA US investigation of Hudson Valley Foie Gras, which supplies the celeb chef’s Manhattan restaurant, reveals how birds are violently force-fed with appalling cruelty at the factory farm, which calls itself the “premier producers of foie gras” in the US.

Video footage shows farm workers shoving steel tubes down ducks’ throats and dumping huge amounts of grain into their … Read more.


  • 07
  • Jan

Camilla’s Niece Tells Fortnum & Mason That Foie Gras Has No Place on British Shelves

“Sfoie gras duck protesthocked and sickened” – that’s how Emma Parker Bowles felt after watching footage of what happens on the French foie gras farms that supply Fortnum & Mason.

PETA UK’s video, which shows how force-fed geese and ducks have thick metal tubes rammed down their throats three times a day, sometimes rupturing them, made Parker Bowles determined to speak out and urge Fortnum & Mason to stop selling this vile product. “There is no justification for this cruelty, nor is there anything ‘British’ about foie gras”, she says, echoing the sentiments … Read more.