A Taste of Cruelty – PETA Founder Force-Fed Outside Fortnum & Mason
Animal abusers beware – Ingrid E Newkirk is in town! On her flying visit to London this week, the PETA founder got straight down to business by paying a visit to Fortnum & Mason in Piccadilly. She wasn’t there to shop, however. Instead, the fearless lady was bound with ropes and “force-fed” by a man holding a tube and funnel, in order to graphically illustrate what happens to geese on foie gras farms.
Foie gras is universally condemned because of the suffering that its production causes birds, and it has been dropped by stores such as Selfridges and Harvey Nichols. Yet astoundingly, Fortnum & Mason is still selling it. It seems the retailer just doesn’t care that this product is cruel, wrong and distinctly un-British.
After today’s shocking demonstration, Fortnum & Mason’s bosses and their customers should be in no doubt about where this revolting product comes from. “PETA wants to give Fortnum & Mason patrons a true taste of the main ingredient in every bite of foie gras – animal abuse”, Ingrid explained, once the force-feeding tube was taken out of her mouth.
Eating a tortured animal’s diseased liver really isn’t appetising – but that’s exactly what foie gras is. Ducks and geese have pipes shoved down their throats and have huge amounts of grain pumped into their stomachs several times a day until they become ill and their livers swell to 10 times their normal size. Then they’re killed.
Given the huge opposition to the foul foodstuff, we’re certain that its days are numbered in Britain. But we still need your help to persuade Fortnum & Mason to throw out foie gras – please take action today.