PETA’s brilliant activists joined our “goose” outside the world famous Chelsea Flower Show today to let show attendees know about the horrific cruelty that Fortnum & Mason is supporting by continuing to sell foie gras. Whilst Fortnum & Mason hosts Chelsea’s Hospitality Village, geese are suffering and dying so that their diseased livers can be sold at the London store.
Foie gras is so cruel that its production is illegal in the UK and 16 other countries. To make the “torture in a tin”, young ducks and geese are crammed into tiny … Read more.
For featuring foie gras on BBC2′s Great British Menu and for promoting foie gras recipes on a number of its webpages, PETA has sent a letter to the BBC demanding that all foie gras promotions be removed from the license payer–funded service.
“Using TV license money to promote foie gras – a product so uniquely vile that its production is banned in Britain – is indefensible”, says PETA’s Mimi Bekhechi. “The BBC has a responsibility to the public and should remove all foie gras promotions from its webpages and programmes.”
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Charles Saatchi has been quoted as saying that he thinks his wife, celebrity cook Nigella Lawson, should be “coveted”. Well, that’s how we feel, too, after her representative confirmed that contrary to recent media stories, the “Domestic Goddess” won’t eat or use the cruel food product foie gras in her recipes.
Nigella is in excellent company. Sir Roger Moore, Kate Winslet, Ricky Gervais and even Prince Charles have all spoken out against the force-feeding of ducks and geese for this torture in a tin. Crammed into … Read more.
PETA’s “goose” led a patriotic protest outside Fortnum & Mason yesterday as the Queen, the Duchess of Cornwall, and the Duchess of Cambridge visited the store to open a new restaurant. As crowds lined the streets, PETA activists were out in force with Union Jack flags and banners held high, reading, “F&M: Foie Gras Is Un-British”, to highlight the fact that a store which trades on its British heritage should not be selling a product too cruel to produce here. The banners were clearly visible to Fortnum & Mason’s store executives as … Read more.
Christmas shoppers outside Fortnum & Mason’s Piccadilly store got a festive surprise today when Big Brother winner Chantelle Houghton, dressed in a seasonal red velvet robe, led a protest against the department store’s sale of foie gras. Our favourite socialite handed out free tins of deliciously decadent, cruelty-free faux gras to shoppers who signed PETA’s enormous Christmas card urging the department store to end its sale of a product so cruel that its production is illegal under UK law.
“I’m dreaming of a kind Christmas – one where foie gras is … Read more.
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In response to a complaint we filed, Fortnum & Mason has been warned by Westminster Trading Standards that if it does not amend its corporate social responsibility policy or make it clear that the policy does not cover foie gras, it could be in breach of the Consumer Protection From Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 and face legal action!
The company disingenuously states that “animal welfare is very important to us” and claims that all its meat is of the highest welfare standard, complying with the “Five Freedoms” framework. … Read more.
An army of PETA supporters wearing masks resembling 007 star Sir Roger Moore surrounded Fortnum & Mason with signs that read, “Boycott Fortnum & Mason”, in English, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish. Prompted by Moore, PETA’s primary advocate for ending sales of foie gras, the look-alikes encouraged would-be shoppers to skip Fortnum & Mason – which continues to sell foie gras, a product so cruel that its production is illegal in the UK – in favour of Harvey Nichols and Selfridges, both of which no longer put the … Read more.
Beloved by British troops for her outdoor concerts during World War II, Dame Vera Lynn now has a whole new flock of fans after penning a letter to Beverley Aspinall, managing director of Fortnum & Mason, asking her to stop the sale of the vile food product foie gras in the store. In the letter, Dame Vera – who has long expressed her affinity for birds in lyrics such as those in the songs “(There’ll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover” and “A … Read more.
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We’re dancing the funky chicken at PETA UK in celebration of some great news for ducks and geese! Following contact by PETA and members of the public, Ocado, an online grocer, has agreed to end the sale of foie gras. Ocado delivers food products from a variety of well-known brands, including Waitrose, Heinz and Hovis, as well as having their own range.
PETA’s foie gras exposé – which shows how ducks and geese suffer during foie gras production as metal pipes are rammed down their throats – … Read more.
Read Bill Oddie's letter to Beverley Aspinall in full here.
Beloved twitcher Bill Oddie has an ornithology lesson for Fortnum & Mason Managing Director Beverley Aspinall, (or Beverley ‘KnowsBuggerAll’ amirite?) who, in a meeting with PETA earlier this year, attempted to justify F&M’s continued sale of foie gras by equating its production – in which ducks and geese are force-fed via a feeding pipe rammed down their throats several times a day until their livers become diseased and enlarged – with cormorants who swallow whole fish in the wild! In a … Read more.