Siouxsie Sioux Slams Fortnum & Mason’s Vile Foie Gras
The “first lady of punk” wants Fortnum & Mason to “get with the times”.
Siouxsie Sioux is the latest person to join the fast-growing list of notables who are letting Fortnum & Mason’s Ewan Venters have it over the shop’s continued sales of vile foie gras. She has written a letter to Venters explaining the horrors of foie gras production, which is banned in the UK, and how it has no place in a store that prides itself on its British tradition.
Best known as the vocalist for the punk band Siouxsie and the Banshees, Sioux explained that “[m]usic, fashion and taste evolve. Other iconic British shops such has Selfridges and Harvey Nichols have listened to their customers and now realise that selling foie gras is a faux pas. So please Mr Venters, get with the times and take this vile product off your shelves”.
Embattled Fortnum & Mason CEO Ewan Venters is getting it from all sides these days over his refusal to remove cruelly obtained foie gras from the store’s shelves. Undercover video footage reveals the cruelty of foie gras production, including how the force-fed geese have knives plunged into their throats during slaughter without prior stunning, in violation of the law. Veterinarians and avian experts, animal-protection groups, dozens of celebrities, personalities and politicians and tens of thousands of compassionate people have contacted the company. Will you join them?