Fortnum & Mason Make Former Playboy Model ‘Cross’
Bodypainted to resemble St George’s Cross and holding a sign that read, “Fortnum & Mason: Stop Importing Cruelty. Drop Foie Gras”, five nearly naked PETA supporters – including former Playboy model Victoria Eisermann – unfurled themselves outside Fortnum & Mason in Piccadilly today just in time for St. George’s Day. The lovely ladies’ point? That while Fortnum & Mason attempts to appear patriotic with an “all things English” event, the store refuses to stop selling foie gras – the enlarged livers of force-fed ducks and geese – which is imported from France because it is illegal to produce in the UK.
“Nothing could be less patriotic in a country known for its compassion for animals than selling a product made from the diseased bodies of abused birds”, says our very own Abi Izzard. “High tea, cricket and warm pints? Yes. Foie gras? Absolutely not!”
Whether you’re English or not, foie gras will always be “torture in a tin”. Speak out against the cruelty by telling Fortnum & Mason to “give up the goose (livers)” today.