Fortnum & Mason: Giving Two Fingers to British Animal Welfare Laws
Black Sabbath bassist Terence “Geezer” Butler called on his fans to boycott Fortnum & Mason since it shamefully clings to sales of foie gras – a product so vile that it is illegal to produce in the UK and is banned from Royal menus. The rock-‘n’-roll legend has also written to Fortnum’s chief executive, Ewan Venters, urging him to remove the controversial product from the store’s shelves. “I’ve been a musician for most of my life, and I’m not afraid to make some noise, especially when it comes to issues of cruelty to animals”, says Butler. “I’ll therefore be urging my family, friends and fans to stay away from Fortnum’s … until you stop selling that vile foie gras.” Butler also asks Fortnum’s boss, “[D]o you really want to give two fingers to British animal welfare laws by being one of the only remaining retailers to sell this ‘torture in a tin’?”
Geezer’s scathing criticism comes after PETA showed him undercover video footage, narrated by acting legend Sir Roger Moore, which exposes terrible abuse on foie gras farms supplying Fortnum & Mason – including at the abattoir, where birds had knives plunged into their throats without prior pre-stunning, in apparent contravention of both UK and French law.
Please help by sending a message to Fortnum & Mason and boycotting the shop.