Leinster House, Home of Irish Parliament, is Foie Gras-Free!
The Irish Parliament building, Leinster House, is on the growing list of institutions around the world that refuse to serve foie gras – the fatty liver of force-fed ducks and geese. Officials confirmed the news to PETA, and this move follows in the compassionate footsteps of the UK’s House of Commons and House of Lords, both of which maintain firm policies against serving foie gras. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, the Brit Awards, Wimbledon, Lord’s Cricket Ground and the Royal Shakespeare Company have all also banned foie gras. Leinster House’s policy is in step with the rise of consumers who refuse to shop or eat anywhere that foie gras is served. PETA is calling on all businesses that still profit from the cruel abuse of birds to get with the times. During foie gras production, ducks and geese are force-fed several times a day for weeks until their livers become diseased and swell to up to 10 times their normal size. This process is so inhumane that it would be illegal in Ireland as well as in the UK. Unfortunately, however, it is still legal to import the finished product. We’re urging the EU to crack down on vile foie gras production across Europe. More than 200,000 people have signed our petition. Join the movement against foie gras and help to save birds from suffering by signing our letter to EU officials! Image: “Leinster House” by Leandro Neumann Ciuffo / CC BY 2.0