Advantage Ducks and Geese – Foie Gras Is Out at Wimbledon

Posted by on June 23, 2011 | Permalink

For those tennis fans among you, we’ve got some ace news to share! After being contacted by PETA, the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) has confirmed that foie gras is out this year and will not be appearing on official event menus.

Birds used for foie gras know only pain and suffering from birth until death. Confined for their entire existence to tiny, filthy cages and pens, these natural water birds are lucky if they so much as glimpse a large body of water, let alone have the chance to swim and bathe in it. Instead, they are force-fed huge amounts of food every day in order to make their liver swell to several times its normal size, causing them a myriad of injuries and agony.

Whilst we tip our hats to the AELTC for keeping Wimbledon about the tennis and not the torture of birds, we definitely don’t have any love for Fortnum & Mason, which continues to profit off sales of the vile product. You can help by contacting Managing Director Beverley Aspinall and urging her to make the compassionate choice to drop foie gras!