Here’s Why We Disrupted the International Business Awards’ Red Carpet Today

Posted by 1 month ago | Permalink | Comments (54)

Protesters turned up at the 2016 International Business Awards in Rome with “dead geese” to object to the recognition of a company that produces vile foie gras.

foie-gras-demo-rome

Foie gras production – in which tubes are shoved down the throats of ducks and geese, who are force-fed until their livers explode – is so cruel that it’s actually illegal in Italy and many other countries, including Germany, Poland, and the UK.

So it’s outrageous that US-based foie gras producer D’Artagnan has been given the Bronze Stevie Award for Company of the Year – Food & Beverage. Cruellest Company of the Year would be a more fitting accolade!

rome-foie-gras-demo-shot-3

To make this point, two compassionate PETA supporters paid a surprise visit to the red carpet outside the awards with a huge “trophy” and props that reminded passers-by of the victims of the foie gras industry. Their goal was both to raise awareness of the reality of foie gras, encouraging the public to avoid this unethical product, and to embarrass the awards organisation for endorsing this cruelty.

Take Action Against Foie Gras

We can reduce the number of animals suffering on foie gras farms by reducing demand for this “torture in a tin”. Progress is already being made, as dozens of high-profile institutions, from Wimbledon to the House of Lords, are responding to pressure and refusing to serve the vile pâté.

Help speed this process along: if you ever see foie gras on sale in a shop or on a restaurant menu, please write to the company and urge it to put in place a foie gras–free policy.

Tags:

Comments

  • Gillian Stevens commented on October 21, 2016 at 7:33 pm

    There are so many other things we can eat, why the cruelty of this terrible torture, any normal person would be sickened..

  • Pauline Rapley commented on October 21, 2016 at 7:36 pm

    Why be so cruel.?

  • Aisha Qadri commented on October 21, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Sick! Stop this now

  • Geraldine Quinn commented on October 21, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Horrendous unnecessary cruelty of these beautiful birds how can people b so cruel..please stop

  • Cheryl Jones commented on October 21, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Absolutely disgusting I would like to shove a tube down there throat and feed them till they exploded

    • Jean Wykes commented on October 27, 2016 at 2:26 pm

      Well said. So would I.

    • Jennifer Gannon commented on October 27, 2016 at 4:37 pm

      I couldn’t agree with you more!

  • Joanne howard commented on October 21, 2016 at 8:10 pm

    Barbarbic! !absolutely no need

  • Chelsea commented on October 21, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    I am disgusted with these people and they are a poor excuse for human beings

  • Paul Strutt commented on October 21, 2016 at 9:11 pm

    Foie Gras is cruel and inhumane! These are the innocents that have no voice. Please please think about how much needless suffering you are causing. One day you will have to answer for it.

  • Suzanne Jeffreys commented on October 21, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    This is a barbaric practice

  • Sandy Disdale commented on October 21, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    I can not believe this is allowed to happen? It is cruel beyond belief!
    Please stop this horrendous cruelty! NOW

  • Wilma MacDonald commented on October 21, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    What a cruel race us humans are!

  • Karen Geary commented on October 21, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    Discusting!!!

  • Barb Rosa commented on October 21, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    against ‘all’ abuse & cruel, use faux fur, leave ‘our’ pets alone

  • Patricia commented on October 21, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    This is so cruel to do to this poor animals that is abuse and we have to stop!!
    That is no the way to treat this beautiful animal is time to be kind and and respect.

  • sharron knight commented on October 21, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    i know of a resturant in Scunthoroe north east loncolnshire called forest pines that had foi gras on the menu it needs stopping this is sick and cruel

  • Kathleen Miao commented on October 22, 2016 at 12:06 am

    I have watched in horror this video about how this vile pate is produced, and also the dire quality of life suffered beforehand, it is both an abhorrent and barbaric practice and must be abolished.

  • Priscilla C Miller commented on October 22, 2016 at 1:09 am

    There is none cruler than the human animal .

  • Angela Hewitt commented on October 22, 2016 at 1:26 am

    Horrific and disgustingly cruel in this day and age. It’s like a hollocost. God love these poor innocent birds. More needs to be done across the world to stop it today! Not tomorrow. As well as many other animal cruelty like fox hunting, badger baiting, dog fighting, fur farming etc no place in modern society but it’s the toffy nosed rich that control and shouldn’t get away with it

  • Alex commented on October 22, 2016 at 2:17 am

    Stop this cruelty as you could be these innocent animals.

  • Eirene Marriott commented on October 22, 2016 at 2:35 am

    What a vile wicked way to misstreat another living being in the name of food . Stop this evil cruelty please

  • Eirene Marriott commented on October 22, 2016 at 2:38 am

    Please stop the unnecesery suffering of geece and ducks for the sake of food

  • Christa Fernau commented on October 22, 2016 at 4:46 am

    Stop the cruelty now! Stop supporting this insane industry. It’s criminal!

  • Márcia De Vecchi commented on October 22, 2016 at 4:54 am

    …Look… I just can NOT watch these terrible vídeos, any more! I share everything of the INCREDIBLY CRUEL REALITY, that come into me – but I doN’T watch them! And I think to myself: what kind of beings ARE these “human” ones that MAKE UNDEFENDED – and sweet and friendly! – ANIMALS SUFFER SO MUCH?!! Where these beings came from?!! ‘WHAT’ ARE THEY?!! They DEFINITLY are NOT my similar ones!!! (And THE HELLS ARE ANXIOUS WAITING FOR THEM!)
    GOD SAVE THE ANIMALS! AMÉM.

  • Manel Dias commented on October 22, 2016 at 5:12 am

    Enacting a Permanent BAN on Foie Gras has never being more urgent and necessary.
    We live in a modern era and such brutal & vicious way force feeding animals are PURE BARBARIANS.
    This is a gruesome, Violent way to abuse, totally Innocent, Vulnerable & helpless Animals on earth.
    These Turkeys don’t deserve to be tormented as such. Please STOP this lunacy ASAP.

  • Pen commented on October 22, 2016 at 7:27 am

    Appalling . Cruel . No words to describe what we feel . Come on France . Do the right thing .

  • Tim commented on October 22, 2016 at 8:15 am

    If the same ingenuity that goes into these abhorrent practices was diverted into promoting higher welfare for farm animals then we would see a massive reduction in this systemised cruelty.
    We could also put a stop to the routine use of antibiotics in animals which would ultimately benefit all of mankind.

  • Anne Godfrey commented on October 22, 2016 at 8:31 am

    This is so cruel it has to stop

  • Sally wilkins commented on October 22, 2016 at 8:34 am

    What human can possibly think this is right would you do this to another human no would be your answer. This is so disturbing there are no words that can discribe my revolt of the cruelty these animals go through for a unnecessary food shame on you this should of been band years ago.

  • Ellen commented on October 22, 2016 at 8:46 am

    This is horrendous what kind of oxygen thieves buy this are they totally brain dead or just too stupid to realize how mph an animal suffers so they can stuff themselves unbelievable

  • David Ridley commented on October 22, 2016 at 9:06 am

    Just another example of our inhumanity towards animals. Will we ever learn?
    We need a revolution against those who perpetrate and allow such cruelty.

  • Lucy deslandes commented on October 22, 2016 at 9:13 am

    It’s so cruel. Please stop this barbaric treatment. I’m so fed up with big industry’s treating animals to a life of misery. Money, money, money. Greed. Just so posh rich people can eat off crackers!

  • Karen Waine commented on October 22, 2016 at 9:24 am

    The way those ducks are kept and tortured is absolutely appalling – how can the farmers, butchers or whatever these scum are sleep at night. I bet most consumers wouldn’t have a clue what these poor birds go through.

  • Michelle commented on October 22, 2016 at 9:41 am

    This is barbaric this needs to stop I can’t say much more cos I’d be arrested !!!! There is no need at all this wouldn’t happen to a human so I don’t see any different why people think it’s OK for animals soo soo wrong these places need burning down along with others, disgusted that award has been given for torture, this should happen to them in charge and workers see how there like it geese etc should be outside in a farm yard looked after properly with all the other animals not in a cage and these things happening along with God knows what else, so twisted sort it out

  • Hilary Stacey commented on October 22, 2016 at 9:54 am

    How can anyone do this barbaric

  • Hilary Stacey commented on October 22, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Barbaric human behaviour gets worse

  • Kay Abramczyk commented on October 22, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Eat something else, there’s plenty of beautiful food without causing grevious bodily harm to another creature. Wise up, move forward, get with progress, stop being cruel.

  • Anita Bradley commented on October 22, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Just one word.BARBARIC.

  • Rebecca Campbell commented on October 22, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    This barbaric, inhumane torture must stop!

  • Rebecca Campbell commented on October 22, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    This torture must stop. It’s so barbaric and inhumane!

  • T Warburton commented on October 22, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Please stop this vile cruel torture you must have no soul if you condone this.

  • Alex Gravelle commented on October 22, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Absolutely bloody discraceful! I can’t believe this barbarism is still allowed to happen. Shame on them!!

  • Jean Foster commented on October 22, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    It should be banned. It is not good for human consumption as it’s fattening, and it’s one of the most inhumane practices I can think of.

  • Audrey Hill commented on October 22, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Please stop production of foie gras. We can live without it!

  • tracy rawlings commented on October 22, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    vile ,poor birds minds must be in bits,ban this cruel ,vile ,sick act now

  • Maureen Martin commented on October 22, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    This is horrendous .

  • Peter Gargiulo commented on October 23, 2016 at 12:12 am

    This is such a cruel and inhumane practice. The torture of these poor innocent animals must stop !!!

  • Gail hansen commented on October 23, 2016 at 12:16 am

    I don’t understand how cruelty like this is allowed to go on. The people that do this wicked thing just care about making money, they provide a service for the upper classes who don’t give a Damon about how the poor bird suffers. It makes me cry to think of the suffering involved.

  • Kathy Pickles commented on October 23, 2016 at 2:45 am

    We live in a cruel messed up world if this is what humans do to animals! Absolutely disgusting practice and needs to stop NOW!!!

  • Polly commented on October 23, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    THANK -YOU
    For doing this i feel there to much smugness over these disgraceful acts of barbaric filth.
    From SUB – HUMANS I expect if I asked one of them if i could try it out on them to see how if feels , or possibly get his colleagues to hold him DOWN ……

    He would go straight to the POLICE!

    Well we should report all things not so bright and beautiful to the police on a massive scale … Just keep on going in to report , report , report

    Then hopefully one day just one day the world would wake up …and realise that it really does mean.

    ALLL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL . X

  • Linda Langan commented on October 26, 2016 at 3:27 am

    Thank you Pamala Sue Anderson for speaking up for geese. They are torchered from the inside out. It is beyond painful and gruesome. I do not find the liver from the goose a delicacy, and buying anything down, is out of the question. There are so many types of coats that are thin, light and very warm. Please stop destroying these beautiful geese.

  • Barb commented on October 27, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    These days it is beyond reason for anybody not to know the huge amount cruelty that geese go through to make Foie Gras. People who are not moved by their pain are selfish, vain people that care only for themselves.
    It is time for change and for them to understand that animals evolved to hide pain. However, they do feel it as strongly as you or I do. You do undeerstand love and fear like you or I – so please people do NOT eat Foie Gras.

  • Sharon Morris commented on October 27, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    How revolting!. Guilt & shame go hand in hand… & he’s clearly got neither

Post a Comment

 

By submitting this form, you will be indicating your consent to receiving e-mail marketing messages from us unless you have indicated an objection to receiving such messages by unticking the box above. You're also acknowledging that you've read and you agree to our privacy policy.