PETA Takes Advantage of Parody Law Change to Blast F&M

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Beginning today, the government has amended the number and scope of permitted acts in relation to works protected by copyright to include allowing limited copying on a fair-dealing basis for the purposes of parody, caricature and pastiche.

What does that mean for us? Well, PETA US has often used parody in its campaigns, from mocking SeaWorld to lampooning video games in order to call out those targets and help get people thinking about animal rights. PETA UK has been unable to include the creation of parody websites in its campaigns, until now.

So we’re excited to be taking advantage of the new rules in order to launch ForceFedAndMurdered.com, reflecting Fortnum & Mason’s shameful support of the foie gras industry! Fortnum and Mason Foie Gras Cruelty The luxury retailer’s image has already been tarnished by its sale of unethical foie gras, which is so cruel that its production is banned in Britain, and now, we’re hoping to use parody to bring further attention to Fortnum’s trade in the product. Please head over to ForceFedAndMurdered.com to learn about the campaign and be sure to write to the shop in order to ask it to ditch the vile product. Torture in a Hamper       “Stork Statue” image is a derivative of: Coat of Arms in Fortnum and Mason’s Cafe | tristan forward | CC BY-SA 2.0 Hamper ©iStock.com/stocknshares, feathers ©iStock.com/DrPAS

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  • Irene Rodgers commented on October 1, 2014 at 9:51 am

    This practise is so disgusting and cruel. There has been numerous petitions regarding this cruelty. There is no place for it, we can live very well without it.
    Please start listening to people that sign these petitions and stop this practise.

    Thank you in anticipation of you becoming cruelty free!!!!!!!

  • Sherry commented on October 1, 2014 at 11:35 am

    Stop this despicable act now!!! Please for the sake of these poor birds.

  • Pamela Preedy commented on October 14, 2014 at 11:32 am

    I hope that F & M lose their Royal Warrant and are publicly shamed and humiliated if they don’t stop selling this repulsive product. They have no excuse for stocking it – they know that this country has made it illegal to manufacture here because of its cruelty. Those in charge of buying it should be questioned and if they try to insist it’s not cruel, ask them to submit to having masses of food funnelled down their throats several times a day, see if they change their minds.

  • Richard Hofman commented on October 14, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    For the dirty money some people don’t stop support cruelty on animals but one day all the disgusting humans on this planet will pay for that a big cost…

  • Lisa commented on October 25, 2014 at 1:40 am

    STOP TORTURING THESE INNOCENT AND BEAUTIFUL SENSITIVE BIRDS, DUCKS AND GEESE, ONCE AND FOR ALL!!!!!!
    YOU ARE ONLY MAKING YOURSELVES LOOD TOTALLY STUPID FOR MAKING THESE MOST BLESSED DUCKS AND GEESE BE TORTURED MANY, MANY TIMES A DAY BEFORE YOU KILL THEM, THIS IS SICKENING AND MUST BE STOPPED NOW!!!

    NOONE BENEFITS , ESPECIALLY NOT THE BIRDS, THEY DESERVE A TON BETTER THAN WHAT YOU ARE DOING TO THEM…TORTURE, ABUSE AND KILL!!!!!!

    MAKE THIS SENSELESS TORTURE AND ABUSE STOP NOW!!!!!

  • Muriel Servaege commented on October 27, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Don’t force feed geese and ducks. It’s cruel and should be stopped.

  • Catherine commented on November 1, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Agreed – those who sell, and consume, foie gras should be heartily ashamed of themselves: the cruelty caused by its production is utterly unjustifiable.

  • Pilar blas zulueta commented on August 9, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    No almaltrato, debemos seguir siendo cada vez mas.

  • Vivienne commented on November 26, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    There is no excuse for such cruelty. If Fortnum and Mason was boycotted, they may stop selling it.

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