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  • 22
  • Sep

Bill Oddie Left Twitching Over Fortnum & Mason’s Cormorant Cock-Up

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.


  • 22
  • Jun

Don’t Pop Into Fortnum & Mason for Ricky Gervais’ 50th Birthday Gift

ricky_gervaisIf you’re wondering what to buy Ricky Gervais for his upcoming 50th birthday on 25 June, you’d better steer clear of anything from Fortnum & Mason! The comedian set aside his well-honed sense of humour to pen a deadly serious letter on PETA’s behalf to F&M head Beverley Aspinall calling the department store out for its sale of cruelly produced foie gras.

Gervais isn’t the only public figure to team up with PETA to speak out against Fortnum & Mason’s continued sale of foie gras. Other supporters of PETA’s campaign include campaign … Read more.


  • 17
  • Jun

Twiggy Asks Fortnum & Mason to Stop Foie Gras Sales

World-famous model and ’60s icon Twiggy has penned a letter to Fortnum & Mason Managing Director Beverley Aspinall urging her to end the store’s sale of horrifically cruel foie gras. Kindhearted Twiggy – who previously starred in an anti-fur PETA ad – joins a host of celebrities, including Sir Roger Moore, Steven Berkoff, the Duchess of Hamilton, Peter Egan, Jenny Seagrove and Carley Stenson as well as thousands of compassionate people across the country in calling on Fortnum & Mason to drop this “torture in a tin”.

As Twiggy … Read more.


  • 15
  • Jun

Owain Yeoman Thinks Fortnum & Mason are Mental for Selling Foie Gras

Surrounded by “crime scene” hazard tape and chalk body outlines of dead geese, Welsh-born star Owain Yeoman, who plays Special Agent Wayne Rigsby in the hit Channel 5 television programme The Mentalist, led a protest against Fortnum & Mason’s continued sale of foie gras. Brandishing a sign that read, “F&M: Investigate Compassion – Ban Foie Gras”, Yeoman called for Fortnum & Mason to follow the lead of Harvey Nichols and Selfridges, who have stopped selling the horrible product under pressure from PETA. Foie gras production is so cruel that … Read more.


  • 05
  • May

West End Stars to Fortnum & Mason: ‘Bring the Final Curtain Down’ on Foie Gras

Holding a large banner and signs that resembled a stage curtain and read, “Fortnum & Mason: Bring the Final Curtain Down on Foie Gras”, West End stage stars Jenny Seagrove, Peter Egan, and Carley Stenson joined PETA in a protest outside Fortnum & Mason in Piccadilly today. Their point? That while the production of foie gras – the enlarged livers of force-fed geese and ducks – is so cruel it’s banned in the UK, Fortnum & Mason callously refuses to follow the lead of iconic department stores Harvey Nichols and … Read more.


  • 10
  • Feb

Bond’s Nemesis Joins Forces to Fight Foie Gras

Wielding a menacing-looking pipe like the kind used for force-feeding birds, renowned actor, writer and director Steven Berkoff – who co-stars in The Tourist alongside Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie – posed for photographs outside Fortnum & Mason today in order to show the public the cruelty inherent in foie gras production. Berkoff, who played villain General Orlov opposite Sir Roger Moore in the 1983 film Octopussy, joins his Bond nemesis Moore in efforts to persuade Fortnum & Mason to follow the lead of Harvey Nichols and Selfridges and end … Read more.


  • 11
  • Jan

Duchess of Hamilton Cries Fowl Over Fortnum & Mason’s Foie Gras Sales

© iStockPhoto / PeterTakacs

The Duchess of Hamilton, a long-time PETA supporter, is backing our campaign to end the sale of foie gras at Fortnum & Mason.

When Lady Hamilton received a box of Fortnum & Mason Christmas crackers from a friend, she took the opportunity to return the crackers to Fortnum & Mason Managing Director Beverly Aspinall along with a letter, which read: “I do hope that you will open your eyes to the plight of the terrified ducks and geese who are forced to endure the horrors of force feeding … Read more.


  • 24
  • Dec

Sir Roger Moore Says, ‘Foie Gras Is Cruel, Not Yule’

First he persuaded Selfridges that foie gras was one of the most cruelly produced foods in the world and that they should remove it from their shelves. Then he convinced Harvey Nichols that the stuff was torture in a tin, and they agreed to pull it from their restaurants in the new year. So with that track record, when a letter from Sir Roger Moore arrived on the desk of the Fortnum & Mason Managing Director Beverley Aspinall, she can’t have thought that if she ignored it, Sir Roger might go away.… Read more.