Flock of PETA ‘Ducks’ Heads to Strasbourg Parliament With an Important Message
Five PETA supporters, representing Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK – delivered a petition today with more than 44,000 signatures calling on the European Parliament to ban serving foie gras at every EU Parliament building.
Kind people everywhere are opposed to force-feeding and sickening birds for foie gras, but Parliament buildings in Strasbourg and elsewhere refuse to stop serving this hideous dish.
No fewer than 44,349 supporters of PETA France, PETA Germany, PETA Netherlands and PETA UK joined with 36 MEPs in asking President Martin Schulz to ban foie gras because of the cruelty inherent in the industry.
During foie gras production, huge amounts of grain and fat are pumped into birds’ stomachs through pipes that are rammed down their throats several times a day. Their distended livers press against their lungs, making breathing difficult and causing them to pant constantly. This cruel procedure is illegal in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland and the UK, among other European countries.
Thank you to everyone who spoke out against this vile product and in behalf of tortured ducks and geese.
If you spot a restaurant, hotel or shop that still sells foie gras, please send the business a polite e-mail asking its owners to stop supporting cruelty. Do let us know when you’ve contacted a company – we’d love to hear how you get on!
And you can take action to help us get vile foie gras off British shelves: