Victory: Harvey Nichols Ends Foie Gras Sales!

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Following meetings with PETA – and thanks, too, to a lovely letter from Sir Roger Moore – Harvey Nichols has agreed to remove foie gras from their restaurant menus come the New Year.

The first step came in 2007 when, after meeting with PETA, Harvey Nichols agreed to remove foie gras from their department store shelves.

Selfridge’s agreed not to sell foie gras late last year, following an appeal on PETA’s behalf by our 2009 Person of the Year, Sir Roger Moore. Now we have our eye on Fortnum and Mason, which continues to serve the livers of force-fed birds.

PETA is pushing forward in our campaign to end the misery of ducks and geese who suffer so greatly for this “torture in a tin”. Although we are achieving victories, there are still millions of birds crammed into tiny pens or cages, suffering the horror of being force-fed via a tube shoved down their gullets several times a day. To help us help them and other animals who are suffering, please make a donation today.

Together, we can win for animals! Thank you.



  • elaine dring commented on November 17, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    fantastic thank you harvey nichols

  • Tricia commented on November 17, 2010 at 5:04 pm


  • Ernie Scales commented on November 17, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Whilst it’s good news that another prominent retailer has seen sense, Amazon ( is selling Canard Val de Luce pork pate with foie gras and chestnuts. They also have several books available on foie gras and dog fighting! Guess who I won’t be buying from in a hurry.

  • KT commented on November 17, 2010 at 8:16 pm

    Thank you to Harvey Nichols, from me and the animals!

  • pj56 commented on November 17, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Many thanks Harvey Nichols! Nice to see people that care.

  • Alejandra Gonzalez commented on November 17, 2010 at 9:08 pm


    FOR THE ANIMALS!!!!! :)))

  • Kate Cassidy commented on November 17, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Thank you Harvey Nichols..I salute you!!!

  • liana commented on November 17, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Let’s pray that cociousness keeps winning.

  • Christina Hespe commented on November 18, 2010 at 1:42 am

    Re the dog fighting books on Amazon. Yes, it’s true – checked it out. Um, as dog fighting is now illegal in the UK, is it legal to sell books on how to do it? This must be seen as encouraging the breaking of the law. I would have thought not. Who should one complain to though?

  • JJEE commented on November 18, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Thak you, Harvey!!!! This is a big step, and all of the “animal people” in South Carolina salute you!

  • Ernie Scales commented on November 18, 2010 at 4:55 pm


    If you’ve an Amazon account you can complain direct – and the more they receive the greater the chance they’ll remove them from sale.

  • Nick commented on November 18, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Fantastic!!!! Watching that video made me sick about how the force feed the poor birds!

  • Nick commented on November 18, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    I’m going to complain to Amazon about the dog fighting books and foie gras !! Thats sick that they sell this stuff?

  • Norah André commented on November 21, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Thank you PETA and my special thanks to Sir Roger Moore for his humane support.

  • karen wilson commented on November 22, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    well done Harvey Nicks ! i support you!

  • jennifer commented on November 24, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    THANK YOU THANK YOU Sir Roger Moore for standing up for what you believe in and using your influence to create an awareness of this SICK practice. And thank you also to Harvey Nicks

  • KevinB commented on November 28, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Congrats to Harvey Nichols for stepping up to the plate. Ethics and compassion are so scare in commerce, well done.

  • makayla commented on November 28, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    It is really bad to kill animals they are so pretty and sweet

  • makayla commented on November 28, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    i have a pet bunny and i take really good care of it they should not put this game on here it is not funny to kill animals

  • Julia Guns commented on December 1, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Have checked Amazon and it is true, they sell foie gras… but have no button to complain about it… which they do on purpose of course, they want us to buy not to complain.
    Well Amazon as long as you sell these controversial things, I will never ever buy from you.

  • ulrike stahl commented on December 1, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Stop it!!!!!

  • Sophie commented on December 1, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    thank you harvey nicolas!!and most of all thank u peta for doing this!!

  • Marcia commented on December 1, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    So glad to hear another seller will stop foie gras! May they all stop and soon!

    Regarding Amazon’s selling books on dog fighting, etc., whose sale they regard as a matter of free speech–Amazon did drop a book on pedophilia (The Pedophile’s Guide to Love and Pleasure) after many complaints. I didn’t think freedom of speech allowed the pedaling of books that promoted illegal activities, such as dog fighting. Maybe we need a lot more pressure on Amazon to get rid of books that promote unlawful cruelty to animals, especially as there is now a precedent of Amazon’s removing a book.

  • Bill Hobson commented on December 1, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Thank you Peta and all involved In the prevention of torturing animals.I will never buy from amazon again.and will help Peta in anyway that I can,there doing excelant work.God bless them.Bill Hobson.

  • Dannii commented on December 1, 2010 at 8:07 pm


  • Martine Vaffier commented on December 1, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Since I have been vegeterian for almost 30 years, I don’t eat foie gras, but I wish nobody eats it, knowing that poor geese are just tortured to give this product, which is a disease! How disgusting! How cruel! Man is the worst of all animals. The more I love animals, the more I hate mankind.

  • Celia commented on December 1, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Thanks for the information about Amazon selling foie gras. I am thinking seriously about cancelling my account with them. It is disgraceful!

  • chander kumar soni commented on December 2, 2010 at 5:06 pm


  • Josette Spiteri commented on December 2, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Thanks goes to everyone for showing such compassion and love to animals.Well done Sir ROGER.

  • Netty commented on December 3, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Good news! Christmas shopping at Harvey Nichols!

  • Ken commented on December 4, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Before we all get too excited at what seems like a victory for animal welfare check out Harvey Nic’s website and you will see that their London restaurant’s Platinum Xmas menu still includes foie gras in both their starter and main course selections. Is this just another example of a company cynically attempting to get positive publicity by pretending to make changes whilst actually doing nothing ? Roger needs to politely suggest that they need to make good on their promise !

  • Ken commented on December 4, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Apologies for previous posting … I’ve re-read the PETA statement and spotted the comment that Harvey Nic’s are bringing in their foie gras restaurant ban in the New Year.

  • Duncan M Steedman commented on December 7, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Sir Roger Moore…BRILLIANT! Always preferred you to Sean ( and I’m Scottish)

  • NA commented on December 9, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Foie Gras is on the menu at Manchester Harvey Nichols restaurant this Christmas, so much for banning it!

  • Sophy commented on December 9, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    Re Manchester, Harvey Nichols have pledged to remove foie gras in the New Year…

  • AnimalLiberation commented on December 19, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Well done to Harvey Nicks, although this is long awaited. And as for Amazon….I have already complained about their policy on selling fur, to which they do not care. So I have deleted my account and boycotted the site. I hope others will do the same.

  • Lesley Anderson commented on December 29, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Well done to Harvey Nicks, hope their pledge to remove fois gras in the New Year happens…..Its an disgraceful put it midly…but thanks to PETA and Roger Moore for your compassion to animals….I support you!

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