PETA Drives Home ‘Get Stuffed’ Message: Ban Foie Gras Imports Now

Posted by on February 25, 2022 | Permalink

Amid the news that plans to ban the sale and import of foie gras and fur in the UK may be dropped from the Animals Abroad Bill following objections led by cabinet minister Jacob Rees-Mogg, PETA drove home an important message: “Get stuffed”, Jacob Rees-Mogg, and abandon this outrageous idea of a U-turn.

Our ad van circled Westminster, visiting the Houses of Parliament, the Cabinet Office, and Downing Street to urge the government to ban these products of intense and prolonged cruelty.

Rather than listening to an out-of-touch minister, the government must heed the will of the public and bring forward a ban on fur and foie gras imports immediately.


Why PETA Is Speaking Out

The government promised to ban the sale and import of these vile products as part of the forthcoming Animals Abroad Bill, but it was recently reported that a minority of cabinet ministers – led by Jacob Rees-Mogg – want to abandon these plans.

Foie gras and fur are derived from abuse so disturbing that it’s illegal to produce them in the UK. Yet our borders are still open to both – a contradiction that flies in the face of public opinion and gives companies the green light to import and sell these appalling products.

The government must honour its commitment to have and promote the highest standards of animal welfare and close our borders to cruelty.

The Disturbing Foie Gras Industry

To produce foie gras, ducks and geese are force-fed several times a day until their livers become diseased and swell to around 10 times their natural size.

Can you imagine being forced to eat 20 kilograms of pasta each day? Because that’s the human equivalent of the nearly 2 kilograms of food that’s typically forced down these birds’ throats every single day.

PETA exposés have revealed that the long metal feeding pipes leave some birds so badly injured that they have holes in their necks, broken beaks, and inflammation of the oesophagus.

The Despicable Fur Industry

Before their fur is imported and sold, foxes, rabbits, minks, and other animals spend their entire lives confined to filthy cages.

Many animals on fur farms go mad from confinement and mutilate themselves as a result, chewing on their own legs or tails. At the end of their short lives, they are poisoned, gassed, electrocuted, drowned, or even skinned alive.

Jo-Anne McArthur / #MakeFurHistory

What You Can Do

Call for these bans to be introduced to spare millions of animals on fur and foie gras farms unspeakable suffering and slaughter. Send your MP a message urging them to tell the government to keep the foie gras and fur import bans in the Animals Abroad Bill: