MP Joins Call Against Fortnum & Mason Foie Gras Cruelty

Posted by on November 29, 2012 | Permalink

MP Caroline Lucas has joined PETA’s campaign against foie gras. In a letter to Lord Chamberlain, she has called for Fortnum & Mason to be stripped of its Royal Warrants for continuing to sell foie gras – a product so vile that it is illegal to produce in the UK and is banned from Royal menus.

In speaking out against Fortnum & Mason’s sale of this vile product, Caroline joins an increasing number of celebrities, including Sir Roger Moore, Bill Oddie, Chantelle Houghton, Dame Vera Lynn, Ricky Gervais and Twiggy.

Lucas, the Green Party representative for Brighton, wrote the letter following the release of video footage which shows grotesque cruelty to animals on farms from which Fortnum & Mason’s distributor sources foie gras. The video footage from PETA’s recent investigation reveals terrified geese who pant constantly because their distended livers press against their lungs. At the abattoir, the birds kick and struggle to lift their heads after a knife has been plunged into their throats. They had not been stunned first – in violation of French and British slaughter regulations.

See Caroline’s letter here.