10 Groups: a Single Message Against Cruel Fortnum’s Royal Warrants

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We’ve joined forces with other leading animal protection groups in the UK to send a strong message against abusing geese for foie gras.

Animal Aid, Animal Defenders International, Compassion in World Farming, Four Paws, Humane Society International/UK, OneKind, the RSPCA, Viva! and the World Society for the Protection of Animals have all backed PETA’s call for Fortnum & Mason to be stripped of its Royal Warrants because of the store’s continuing sale of unethical foie gras.

PETA demo against foie gras

Our joint letter to the Royal Warrant Holders Association pointsout that foie gras production – which is illegal in the UK – goes against the sustainability guidelines set out for companies who officially supply the Royal Family. Making foie gras involves force-feeding birds by shoving a metal pipe down their throats several times a day until they become mortally ill. We have video footage of how animals are treated on farms which supply Fortnum & Mason with foie gras, and it’s heartbreaking viewing. The scenes of cruelty clearly violate basic standards of animal welfare.

This is not the first time that groups have come together to oppose revolting foie gras and the fact that Fortnum & Mason is still profiting from its sale. There is consensus among compassionate people – including many politicians, celebrities and chefs – that torturing animals in this way is immoral and totally unnecessary.

More than 4,000 caring people have also already sent messages to the Royal Warrant Holders Association urging that it take away Fortnum & Mason’s warrants. Please join them:

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  • laura bigon commented on December 8, 2013 at 9:46 am


  • Gina Powell commented on December 8, 2013 at 9:51 am

    The sale of Foie Gras at Fortnum & Mason is a continued violation of basic standards of animal welfare. They are being allowed to continue their illegal business model which support the continued pain and suffering of thousands of ducks who are forced fed with a tube down their throats several times per day. We demand that this stops immediately. We call upon the Royal Warrant Holders Association to urge them to take away the Fortnum & Mason’s warrants while they continue to violate the basic standards of animal welfare by directing supporting and selling the product called FOIE GRAS. This blatant display of illegal activities needs to stop NOW.

  • Judy Phillips commented on January 14, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    DISGUSTING !!!!!!!!

  • TJ commented on April 4, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    The type of human that is responsible for the demand for this disgusting product will not be reading these comments and if they did they would not care. What is needed is a government that does not condone animal cruelty. Unfortunately we have a so called Prime-minister who condones cruel (so called) sport, such as fox hunting and horse racing and probably has Foie Gras on his menu. So what we need is A PUBLIC DEMAND FOR THIS AND OTHER CRUELTY TO STOP NOW. Thank you PETA for all you do to expose such atrocities.

  • rocco frangione commented on January 20, 2016 at 4:34 am

    to all the people that have foie gras on their menus, may you choke on yr next bite !! to the PM ; please stop condoning cruel blood sports, including the suffering of animals for foie gras consumption for heartless, disgusting people. thank you !!!!!!

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