Flock of PETA ‘Ducks’ Heads to Strasbourg Parliament With an Important Message

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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.

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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:

Comments

  • beth smith commented on July 22, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Please stop this vile act, shame on you

    • maria virginia sperati commented on July 24, 2015 at 6:30 pm

      Stop Foie Gras
      Stop Cruelty towards these gentle animals!!!!!!!!!

    • stefania carta commented on July 28, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      stop foie gras!

    • Genda Haynes commented on August 6, 2015 at 5:19 pm

      I hate cruelty animals that’s not reason.. I love animals that’s humane!

    • Isabel Paz commented on August 7, 2015 at 3:44 pm

      Stop Foie Gras, Stop Cruelty!!!
      Don’t forget down feather garment industry!!!!
      Please, stop live bird plucking and stop leaving them bleeding.
      Let’s DO something against animal suffering. I already started a great social project and I’m looking for partners.
      http://youtu.be/7CelSvfl3go
      Please, also watch this Peta.org video: http://www.peta.org/features/down-investigation/

    • Christine Benjafield commented on August 10, 2015 at 4:54 pm

      End this prolonged cruelty on a living creature!
      STOP FOIE GRAS NOW
      I will not buy any products from a company which sells this product, as they are encouraging this act of cruelty

  • Anna Alberghini commented on July 22, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    Stop Foie Gras
    Stop Cruelty towards these gentle animals!!!!!!!!!

  • Laurence Deloubes commented on July 22, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Bonjour, Pitié pour les canards, pour les oies, pour tous les animaux qui servent à nourrir ces humains si cruels envers eux, et qui sont si peu reconnaissants.

  • cat commented on July 22, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    If only it were a rule that all the people who do this and eat this had the same thing done to them for a week so they know what they are doing. A lack of intelligence and empathy is the human way, we all need to change.

  • Hope schachter commented on July 22, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Thank you for fighting on behalf of all of us that share your wish to end this cruelty.

  • eva plzakova commented on July 22, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    INHUMANE AND BESTIAL…

  • CARLO BERNASCONI commented on July 22, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    please stop this shame

  • eusebio manuel vestias pecurto commented on July 22, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Good job PETA ´m proud of you

    • elisa commented on July 22, 2015 at 10:39 pm

      Animal cruelty is not necessary in the world, humans are the problem and need to Stop this inhumane crruelty.

  • Jo Statham commented on July 22, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Well done, PETA! You are a shining light in this sometimes unbearably dark world. I have foie gras on my radar, and am complaining politely via email to any restaurant or store which serves or sells this ghastly product.

  • Cesar lopez commented on July 22, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    No more!!!

  • Mrs. Davis commented on July 22, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    I am not impressed with the ones who can change things for the better, animals are not here to be abused. It is high class to have this food? sounds nasty, it comes out the same as any other food. I look at the wealthy now, and im disgusted.

  • Danique Loretta Osborne commented on July 22, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Thank you PETA for caring and helping to protect these birds. Disgusting man at his worst.

  • Neena Saxena commented on July 22, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    Great job guys. So proud of the PETA Team.

  • renate w. commented on July 22, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Thank you Peta and Thank you to the over 44.000 loving people supporting you, me and the animals by giving them a voice!!! Merci, Thank you, danke, Tak, Gracias, Grazie,…..

    I so much agree with Carlos above: “Stop tis shame!”

  • Jackie Darmitz commented on July 22, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    In the 21st. century, there is no excuse for such cruelty!!!

  • Karen Wolf commented on July 22, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Stop torturing geese

  • Barb Edwards commented on July 22, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    My heart bleeds for them; my tears don’t stop. Watch the video and hear Sir Roger Moore; please do as he asks

    • renate w. commented on July 24, 2015 at 5:07 pm

      Yes, I am with you!

  • Heidi Boehm commented on July 22, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    All the cruelty to animals around the world, in the air, land or sea, needs to STOP…..What kind of people are we to believe animal abuse is O.K.??? We All need to get on-board and EXPOSE those that do violent and evil deeds….. and be advocates for animals that are SUFFERING in PAIN and AGONY from Birth to Death!!!!!

  • Barb Edwards commented on July 22, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Many years ago when I was young and knew none of this cruelty I have to admit I loved the taste of Foie Gras. However, when I learned about the torture these geese and ducks go through, my guts just wanted to shrivel up. How could I have eaten such pain? I didn’t know about any kind of factory farming until about 30-35 years ago. Now the pain of what happens to these innocent creatures, of all kinds, fills me with fear for the future.
    This food is made for the unfeeling, thoughtless people with no scruples, who eat what they want without care to others. Please listen; you can make a difference; you can learn to care about what pain you are eating and help create a better future world.

  • justain commented on July 22, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    this is amazing

  • Aschbacher Lucie commented on July 22, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    Stop aux foies gras !

  • Amy Glogowski commented on July 22, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Stop abuse, make people accountable for their actions!

  • Erin Dignum commented on July 22, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    It is time for all of us to STOP and look around at what is happening,how the food about to go into human mouths is at the cost of an innocent living feeling animal being treated badly,suffering and losing their life.
    It is WRONG.

    Erin

  • LINDA BOCE commented on July 22, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    This is so barbaric force the food down there throats there livers burst the have a short existence of knowing nothing but suffering.BORN TO SUFFER DIE EARLY.THIS IS REVOLTING AND NEEDS TO BE BANNED EVERYWHERE.IT IS THE UTMOST CRUELTY YOU WOULDNT LIKE IT THEY DONT AND I DONT/CRUEL SHORT EXISTENCE

  • Miles Newman commented on July 22, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    We don’t want to be governed by unkind minds.

  • angela oakley commented on July 22, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    My god watching that video where there are birds screaming yes screaming in fear because they know that they are going to have that pipe shoved down their throats not once but several times a day!!! They can hardly walk and then they are shoved head first into some contraption and have their throats slit and die bleeding a slow painful undignified death . It’s pitiful – it’s barbaric – it’s outrageous – it’s gut wrenching – it’s heartbreaking. What sort of human can work in such a place and subject these beautiful birds through such torture!!! I was in tears watching this and now those images will not leave me. How can this be allowed to continue – abuse at its very worse. Shameful – disgusting. Stop serving fois gras and save these poor birds from this holocaust!!!

  • Michelle Mansell commented on July 22, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    Please stop this torture. It is sø inhuman. Put your voice out there and show some mercy…..

  • Voni Morris commented on July 22, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    This remains barbaric & should be banned world wide.

  • Jennifer McGirr commented on July 22, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    I am frankly disgusted that only 44,000 people signed this, I’d like to force feed until they burst all the ones who saw it but didn’t sign it!

  • Patricia Pizarro commented on July 23, 2015 at 12:40 am

    STOP THIS CRUELTY NOW! BAN FOIS GRAS FOR GOOD!

  • rita harris commented on July 23, 2015 at 7:58 am

    this barbaric and cruel act against living creatures, just to entertain human tastebuds must be stopped.

  • Maria Ellinas commented on July 23, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    This has to be stopped.

  • Beatrice lelievre commented on July 23, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Please stop it its animal abuse

  • Carole Griffiths commented on July 23, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Take this cruelty ridden item off the menu, it has no place in civilised society.

  • Carole Griffiths commented on July 23, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Do not offer Foie Gras on the menu, it is produced by intense cruelty and should be banned worldwide.

  • Margaret Willison-Duff commented on July 23, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    This just makes me sick, imagine if we did this to humans what an outcry there would be! These animals have feelings I think it’s absolutely barbaric and should be stopped completely.

  • Marian Tebb commented on July 23, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    So clearly wrong, should be obsolete, the eu mps should visit one of these farms so they know what’s involved, farmers seem to get hardened to things but that lot would maybe have some humane feelings left

  • Julie jeaton commented on July 23, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    Stop this disgusting practice now. It’s despicable.

  • Tammie commented on July 24, 2015 at 1:14 am

    HORRIFIC ABUSE

  • Gerard o brien commented on July 24, 2015 at 5:51 am

    Pls stop this abuse against innocent ducks

  • Angelo Vullo commented on July 24, 2015 at 7:31 am

    What Europe are we building?
    European Community can’t proclaim laws for the respect of animals and at the same time allow cruel practice.
    All the animals deserve a decent life.

    Our humanity is being tested in such circumstances.
    Blessings,
    Angeli

  • JCinCT commented on July 24, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    It is only when you have no understanding or connection with the animals who share this planet with us, that this practice can continue to exist.

  • Aschbacher Lucie commented on July 24, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Tout faire pour la cause animale

  • Shirley Eglitis commented on July 25, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Please stop the cruel exploitation of ducks for Foie Gras!

  • Voets Florette commented on July 26, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Ban foie gras for good .It’s disgusting and painfull

  • Tina commented on July 27, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Quite simply – this has to stop. There is no need for such barbaric treatment of an animal just to supply some “posh food” to “posh people!” Anyone who eats this should be ashamed! Have a thought about the suffering.

  • Joyce commented on July 27, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    This should have been banned ages ago. These poor creatures can’t defend or speak up for themselves.

  • Pina commented on July 28, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    All I can say that this makes me sad and angry at the Same Time. There shouldn’t be any Animal suffering especially not to satisfy humans disgusting Food desires.

  • Donna commented on July 29, 2015 at 8:35 am

    This is ducking disgraceful – stop this now!!!!! Vile humans

  • tess hixs commented on July 30, 2015 at 12:02 am

    Nothing less than torture! End this barbaric practice. Now!

  • Madonna commented on July 30, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    I URGE YOU TO STOP THE SLAUGHTER OF FOIEGRAS!!! Its BARBARIC! Please stop!!!! Thank you

  • lynne davies commented on July 31, 2015 at 9:36 pm

    Anyone who eats this “torture in a tin” should hang their heads in shame. Thank you Peta for all you are doing to help these poor creatures.

    • karen Bowen-Carter commented on August 6, 2015 at 6:43 pm

      Totally agree!!

  • sandra chu commented on July 31, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    This is horrible. Who gave anyone the right to torture an innocent animal. This has to stop. What if we turned the tables. Hmm how would thar be. Please please this horrific torture and inhumane treatment must stop…

  • mona taji commented on August 2, 2015 at 12:35 am

    nnu hgcts iu

  • Roxana Razmpoush commented on August 2, 2015 at 1:39 am

    Human is in the earth to help what god created. You not only don’t have right to torture them but also even heart them.
    Stop it
    You are destroying our beautiful earth with your wild behave
    Just stop your dirty satisfactions of god creatures

  • sara smp commented on August 2, 2015 at 5:19 am

    Stop

  • sara soo commented on August 3, 2015 at 3:11 am

    Flock of PETA ‘Ducks’ Heads to Strasbourg Parliament With an Important Message

  • Jean-Sim commented on August 3, 2015 at 5:16 am

    No animal should be suffered in such cruel practice!

  • NINA CRANE commented on August 3, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    Anyone who thinks it’s acceptable to treat animals this way is an emotionally devoid psychopath!

  • Laia Kjellander commented on August 5, 2015 at 8:31 am

    If it’s not ok to produce, it’s not ok to consume either. Stop the hypocrisy and remove this from the menu.

  • Norma commented on August 6, 2015 at 10:31 am

    How sickening to do this to an animal, for what exactly? To cause such suffering is an appalling statement of Physcopathic farming.

  • Monica Amati commented on August 6, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    Such barbaric and unnecessary cruelty should no longer happen in this day and age… it is a disgrace that government allows this to happen… and any animal torture for the sake eating???

  • MARY LOUGHLIN commented on August 6, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    With so much variety available in terms of food consumption..this forced production is truly disgusting..Belongs to the ‘middle ages’.

  • karen Bowen-Carter commented on August 6, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    We should start shaming people we see eating this in restaurants, shame them the same way they are shaming the coward who murdered Cecil!!!

  • Roger Brenton commented on August 6, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    I find it hard to accept that people can mete out such cruelty to innocent animals. Production of foie gras should be criminalised everywhere.

  • GABRIELA VARGAS commented on August 6, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    NADIE NECESITA FOIE GRAS !!!! LA CRUELDAD INNECESARIA ES EXTREMA Y EL SUFRIMIENTO DE PATOS Y GANSOS DE VERDAD NO TIENE SENTIDO. NO PODEMOS SEGUIR VIVIENDO ENTRE TODOS ESTOS CRÍMENES Y SENTIRNOS BIEN EN LA VIDA DIARIA. TODA ESTA CRUELDAD Y ABUSO A TODOS NOS AFECTA DE ALGUNA FORMA, LAS COSAS TERRIBLES QUE PASAN NO PERMITEN SER FELIZ AL SER HUMANO, NO VAMOS A ESTAR BIEN NUNCA HASTA QUE EL CRIMEN SEA REPRIMIDO COMPLETAMENTE. LO QUE DE FORMA CONSCIENTE NO SABEMOS Y NO QUEREMOS SABER LO CAPTA EL INCONSCIENTE, ASÍ, NO NOS VA A SER POSIBLE SER VERDADERAMENTE LIBRES Y FELICES MIENTRAS PASEN COSAS TAN INJUSTAS EN EL MUNDO.

  • No Bull commented on August 6, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    If you think this practice is acceptable then may I suggest ramming food down your throat! See if you still find it so benign.

    • GABRIELA VARGAS commented on August 7, 2015 at 6:28 pm

      THIS PRACTICE IS NOT ACCEPTABLE!!! NO NEED FOIE GRASS, IT IS FULLY CRUEL!!!! DUCKS AND GEESE SUFFER SEVERELY, ALL THIS TORTURE MAKES NO SENSE; WE CAN NOT CONTINUE LIVING AMONG THIS CRIMES AND PRETEND TO BE CALM AND PEACE; NO!!! ALL THIS ABUSE ALTERS OUR MINDS AS INDIVIDUALS AND AS SOCIETIES. STOP THE CRIME!!!

  • anita commented on August 6, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Hopefully this will be banned from everywhere and this cruel sickening practice will cease to exist. I would never eat anywhere this is on the menu and would not want to associate with anyone who would.

  • Tania Chaves commented on August 7, 2015 at 12:15 am

    Foie gras is inescrupulous and anethical . Better you stop by hearing our voices or soon you will pay the price for cruelty and torture to innocet living beings to all society in a shameful way and with great financial loss.

  • Lynn J commented on August 7, 2015 at 4:59 am

    Please STOP this atrocity NOW!

  • Adriana Gauberg commented on August 7, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    this is terrible !!! stop it!!!

  • Ann Hallbom Leck commented on August 9, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Please stop this cruelty! It is horrible! Shame on you.

  • Christine Benjafield commented on August 10, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    It should be illegal to sell foie gras in this country, due to the torturous way it is produced. Shame on the government for not banning this product!

  • Heidi Boehm commented on August 12, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    All those that THINK that this is OK….GO TO HELL!!!

  • GABRIELA VARGAS commented on August 13, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    NUEVAMENTE NO FOIE GRAS!!!! NO PUEDEN SEGUIR CON ESTA TORTURA, NO TIENEN DERECHO A PERMITIR ESTE DESASTRE ATROZ. DENSE CUENTA QUE ATENTAN CONTRA LOS VALORES SOCIALES CON ESTAS TERRIBLES ACCIONES DE MUERTE Y CRUELDAD. VAMOS INCANSABLEMENTE A DAR INFORMACIÓN SOBRE ESTAS TERRIBLES ACCIONES A TODA LA GENTE.

    DE FORMA RADICAL Y DETERMINANTE DEJAREMOS MUCHOS DE CONSUMIR ESE HORRENDO PRODUCTO.

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