Pamela Anderson Calls on Gordon Ramsay to Ditch Foie Gras
Pamela Anderson has written a powerful letter to Gordon Ramsay urging him to do away with foie gras during World Vegan Month.
The animal rights icon is calling on the TV chef to remove foie gras from the menu of his flagship establishment, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, and replace it with vegan faux gras for November – World Vegan Month.
“[F]oie gras is nothing more than a diseased liver produced in a real-life Hell’s Kitchen,” she writes in the letter. “Given your exceptional talent, I have no doubt that you can create dishes to impress that don’t involve this cruelty.”
To produce foie gras, ducks and geese are force-fed several times a day until their livers become diseased and swell to up to 10 times their normal size. PETA has released a number of exposés of foie gras farms that reveal sick, dying, and dead birds, some of whom had holes in their necks from being impaled by the feeding pipes.
Foie gras production is so inhumane that it’s illegal in the UK and more than a dozen other countries.
Notable chefs such as Alexis Gauthier of Gauthier Soho have created decadent faux gras recipes using 100 per cent vegan ingredients, including mushrooms and walnuts.
Pamela is part of a long list of celebrities – including Kate Winslet, Ricky Gervais, Dame Vera Lynn, Anna Chancellor, Ralph Fiennes, and the late Sir Roger Moore – who have supported PETA’s anti–foie gras campaign.
To read the full letter, please click here.