PHOTOS: Force-Feeding Outside Fortnum & Mason

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Could you eat 20 kg of corn in one day? That’s the human equivalent of what ducks and geese typically have rammed down their throats every single day on foie gras farms.

It can be hard to visualise exactly how much food this is, so we decided to stage a graphic demo that illustrates both the grotesque quantities of grain that birds are forced to swallow and the violent way in which force-feeding occurs.

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Today, a valiant PETA supporter volunteered to kneel outside Fortnum & Mason’s Piccadilly store and be “force-fed” through a tube to represent what animals on foie gras farms endure. They are fed and fed and fed until they become sick, with their livers swelling to up to 10 times their natural size. After the birds are killed, the diseased organs are turned into a vile fatty pâté and sold by stores such as Fortnum & Mason – although most other companies in the UK refuse to stock it.

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Uri Geller recently suggested that the company’s CEO, Ewan Venters, must have a psychological block preventing him from feeling compassion towards the geese who are tortured for foie gras. This event should help him grasp the horrific reality of what “gavage”, or force-feeding, means for the terrified animals.

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We need your help to get foie gras taken off Fortnum & Mason’s shelves. Please take a moment to send a message to Venters here: www.stopfortnumandmasonfoiegrascruelty.com  

Comments

  • Eilish Roberts commented on August 7, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Please think of the torture these poor animals go through to produce your ‘luxury’ item!

  • jessica commented on August 7, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    SE SUPONE QUE LOS HUMANOS TENGAN LAS CUALIDADES DE DIOS AMOROSO JUSTO , BUENO , MISERICORDIOSO, PERO CON ESTAS ACCIONES DE MALTRATAR A LOS ANIMALES QUE SON MAS DEBILES E INDEFENSOS, CABE DESTACAR QUE LAS CUALIDADES NO LAS TIENEN LA MAYORIA DE LOS SERES HUMANOS, SINI LOS MISMOS ANIMALITOS, LAS TRANSMITEN ELLOS SI SON BUENOS AMOROSOS, FIELES. POR ESO PIDO QUE DEJEN VIVIR EN PAZ A TODOS LOS ANIMALES DE ESTE MUNDO.

  • Julie Lightowler commented on August 7, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    It’s so inhumane it’s unbelievable …disgusting and sickening..

  • laura calderwood commented on August 7, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Poor Weeeee Sole…Is There No End?? 2 the cruelty we Human inflicted on Animals…. & were meant 2 be a caring Nation….In the U.K.

  • Maureen Martin commented on August 7, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    U should b shamed selling such a cruel product. STOP NOW!!

  • Becky Taylor commented on August 7, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    The people who profit from this cruelty should be the made to demonstrate the process involved and then asked if they still think it is fair to put endless animals through hell. And the people who buy the product should be made aware of exactly how it was made. Decent human beings would not buy it.

  • Jane Thomas commented on August 7, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    Disgusting to torture a defenceless animal, violent and shameful, STOP NOW

  • Paul commented on August 8, 2013 at 9:57 am

    What makes me sick is these people wasting all this food when there are millions starving all over the world. Fine the the little ducks, but please show more respect for food. You eat every day, you are so lucky, the people outside my window right now are lucky to a a small meal every two or three days. Feed the people, not the lucky protesters.

  • Eileen Mccaul commented on August 8, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Thank you to Peta and the protesters for standing up against this awful animal abuse. I am in total agreement with you all that foie gras should be not be sold in the UK

  • SONYA REMMEN commented on August 9, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Barbaric, horrific, cruel practice. How do the perpetrators justify this to themselves?? Sick bastards.

  • l webster commented on August 26, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    I think this is cold and unfeeling behaviour hopefully people will become enlightened in the future if you keep pushing it home im with you this is abuse awful abuse

  • rosie commented on September 3, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Such a truly barbaric method to produce an unhealthy product only for the rich and greedy , should have been banned years ago in any ” civilzed” society.

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