Members of Parliament Join PETA in Fortnum & Mason Foie Gras Protest

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What do Members of Parliament Kerry McCarthy, Martin Horwood, Chris Williamson and George Galloway have in common?

They are all disgusted by Fortnum & Mason’s support of the cruel and vile foie gras trade.

PETA MP Fortnum & Mason

Even though Fortnum & Mason claims to be “quintessentially English”, it sells foie gras – a product that’s illegal to make in the UK and that has been condemned not only by MPs but also by Royals and a number of British icons, including Sir Roger Moore and Dame Vera Lynn.

After seeing PETA’s video footage showing shocking cruelty to animals on the French goose farms that supply the Fortnum & Mason’s foie gras distributor, the MPs joined PETA in protest outside the shop. They brandished replicas of the metal pipes used to force-feed geese and held signs that read, “It’s Commons-Sense: Stop Foie Gras Sales”.

It’s long past time for Fortnum & Mason to follow the examples of Selfridges and Harvey Nichols and elect to take foie gras off its shelves for good.

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  • Loretta Mc Kenna commented on December 12, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Well done guys, its just a pity more MP’s don’t get on board. Thanks and keep up the good work!!

  • Jean Gilliard commented on December 12, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Thanks for standing up against this disgusting practice. How F.& M. can carry on selling this is beyond belief. Good luck to you four lovely people.

  • Jess MEREDITH commented on December 12, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    This is really good to see – We all need to contact our MPs to hopefully get more on board.

  • don hinton commented on December 12, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Good Job Mates. If I was there I would treat you all to a meal and drinks. God Bless all of you.

  • Rik commented on December 12, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    I have complained to The Inn at Grinshill in Shewsbury for serving Foie Gras but seems that many restaurants just don’t care about the cruelty. When I complained they didn’t even have the decency to get back to me!

  • Mae commented on December 12, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    I complained to the Inn at Grinshill in Shrewsbury too and they didn’t bother to get back. Probably too ashamed!

  • joan veldhuizen commented on December 12, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Heroes!

    • Wowzers commented on February 25, 2013 at 6:57 pm

      Let’s face it, any spineless coward can shun foie gras!

  • Avelina Pereira commented on December 13, 2012 at 9:57 am

    There always be people working for a better world.

  • Angela Hallwood commented on December 13, 2012 at 10:33 am

    My poem on this subject

    Pate de Torture

    Please!
    Stop!
    What did I do wrong?
    Where are my rivers?
    Where is the sun?

    You suspend me in bondage
    Feed me OVER and OVER again
    for YOUR human pleasure
    My life is shear PAIN

    I have no feathers
    My beak is caked in blood
    All this, for your special food?

    If there is reincarnation
    Please let there be
    You, choking on a funnel
    and this duck FREE!

  • Liisa Markkanen commented on December 14, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    So encouraging to know that these MPs are campaigning. I also hope that more will back this campaign.
    I hope everyone who goes to the restaurant sees this outside the shop first and thinks twice.
    Thank you Peta and to these MPs, you’re wonderful!

  • emil commented on January 11, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    rest of the mp’s should join in or find new jobs.

  • LINDA BADHAM commented on April 2, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    GOOD FOR THE MP’S WHO CAN BE BOTHERED TO DO THE RIGHT THING ABOUT THIS DISGUSTING CRUELTY. AT LEAST SOME OF THEM HAVE MORALS ! I HAVE WRITTEN TO FOTNUM & MASONS BEFORE , I RECEIVED A VERY POLITE REPLY SAYING THAT IN THE UK “FOI GRAS ” IS NOT CONSIDERED CRUEL . HELLO OO ANYBODY OR ANY ANIMAL THAT IS FORCED TO HAVE A TUBE STUCK DOWN THEIR THROAT FOR THE BENEFIT OF SOMEONES PALATE IS BLOODY CRUEL AND SICKENING TO SAY THE LEAST !! THERES PLENTY OF OTHER FOODS TO EAT THAT DONT INVOLVE CRUELTY !!! TAKE A LOOK AT THEWAY THE ANIMALS ARE SLAUGHTERED ASWELL. HUMANE IS NOT IN THE DICTIONARY WHEN IT COMES TO SLAUGHTER !!

  • valw53 commented on December 9, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Thought I’d be pleased when Hollande was elected, but then he goes and swears to support these savages. He just looks like someone’s been stuffing fat down his throat.

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