Bond’s Nemesis Joins Forces to Fight Foie Gras

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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 its sales of foie gras.

“The methods by which foie gras is produced are absolutely villainous, so it’s little wonder the vast majority of the British public want foie gras sales banned”, says Berkoff. “It’s time Fortnum & Mason joined other upmarket retailers and stopped selling a product that causes birds agonising pain and death.”

The action came on the eve of a meeting between PETA representatives and Fortnum & Mason management about the department store’s continued sale of foie gras. Join Steven and Sir Roger in urging Fortnum & Mason to drop foie gras for good.


  • Viv Summers commented on February 10, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    I know Roger Moore has been brilliant at getting foie gras banned from several high profile places, but I don’t know whether he’s aware that it’s on the menu in a place that’s close to every actor’s heart: The Royal Shakespeare Theatre, in Stratford-on-Avon.

    Please get him to contact the Head of Catering there – Rob Fredrickson – and ask him to take it off the menu. I have e-mailed him, and he tells me he has no intention of doing so at the moment.

    I have tried to get e-mail addresses to contact actors that I know will be appalled by this, such as Judi Dench, Martin Shaw, and Jenny Seagrove, but I’m having difficulty with this. Can you help?

    Sorry – I’m not very familiar with tweeting, or facebook, so this is the only way I can think of to get this message through.

  • KT commented on February 12, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Even baddies can be goodies when it comes to animals!

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