GOOD NEWS: India Bans the Sale of Foie Gras!

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India GeeseIndia has become the first country in the world to impose a complete ban on the production, import and sale of foie gras. The pressure has been mounting on India’s Ministry of Commerce from animal-protection organisations, including PETA India, and officials have now finally elected to impose the ban, which will see to it that no more of this vile product makes it into the country.

Ducks reared for foie gras spend their lives confined to tiny cages and subjected to barbaric force-feeding several times a day via a metal tube rammed violently down their throats in order to pump grain into their stomachs. Over time, their livers can swell to up to 10 times their normal size, causing yet more suffering for the birds before they are slaughtered. Premature deaths on foie gras farms are commonplace, and many birds never make it to the abattoir.

Despite the horrific cruelty of foie gras, India is currently the only country to have imposed a full ban on its production, import and sale. More than a dozen other countries, including the UK, have banned its production. This bold statement on India’s part should serve as an example to governments in the EU and beyond as we continue to push for an end to this unnecessary and barbaric foodstuff.

If you’re one of the two-thirds of Britons who are opposed to the import and sale of foie gras in the UK, please add your voice and speak out against foie gras by helping us urge the EU to wake up and crack down on foie gras production by adding your name to our letter to the European Commission.

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  • Carol Edwards commented on July 13, 2014 at 5:47 am

    Animal torture should be thing of the past, and certainly not for snob delicacies, take a leaf from Prince Charles’s book and have some morals.

    • Hugh Mason commented on August 7, 2014 at 4:11 pm

      But Charles and the rest of the royals are some of the biggest hypocrites and main offenders. Often hunting on their “estates” or big game murder in Africa. So I wouldn’t be so quick to hold Charles up as any paragon of virtue.
      On the other hand, if he or one of them openly vowed to never hunt and be a voice for animal rights, then fine I will be the first to praise any actions.
      But, sadly I’m not holding my breath.

  • Claire Buckingham commented on July 13, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    This practice is barbaric and torturous for the animals. They suffer horrendous pain, their throats bled and their livers expand to 10 times their normal size. They grow so big they cannot bear their weight and cannot stand. The suffering is totally unnecessary and cruel.

  • rasesh talati commented on August 7, 2014 at 11:15 am

    wow…proud of my country for taking this step. plz i pray that other countries do the same

  • La Marca Monique commented on August 7, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    I am also against production and eating of foie gras.

  • La Marca Monique commented on August 7, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    Stop the production and the eating of foie gras. Too cruel for animals

  • Val Kerry commented on August 7, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Great news India ! Come on UK & other countries Let us all follow ????

  • lina solima commented on August 8, 2014 at 1:31 am

    Good on India!!!! So sick of animal cruelty

  • Laurent la roze commented on August 8, 2014 at 7:22 am

    Stop now it s cruel

  • Lin commented on August 8, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Well done India. Come on UK, lets follow in their footsteps.

  • Virginia Greenwood-Warner commented on August 8, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Congratulations Peta and Minister of Commerce / India I have so much more respect for you – this was a mountain and you climbed all the way to the top. India is actually becoming more and more acountable by the day – good on you!!!

  • FABRE commented on August 8, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Il est temps que cette barbarie cesse , car le respect ou est-il ? ce n’est pas le price charles et sa camilla….enfin ouin il est temps que le royaume-uni évolu..

  • Jacky Howard commented on August 10, 2014 at 6:53 am

    Congratulations India one step in the right direction

  • christine walker commented on August 10, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    Britain should ban the importation of foie gras. Its production allows birds to suffer in absolute agony. It is inhumane and must be stopped.

  • gama leong commented on August 18, 2014 at 9:02 am

    Stop abuse

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