Top Scottish Restaurants Reject Foie Gras

Posted by on June 30, 2014 | Permalink

Geese Lake StockThe Scots are earning quite the reputation for their compassion towards animals, with another award-winning Scottish eatery pledging to banish foie gras from its menu for good.

Appalled after hearing from us about the scale of the cruelty involved in foie gras production, Gordon’s Restaurant in Inverkeilor, Angus, said NO MORE.

Birds reared for foie gras endure the daily trauma of being force-fed via a metal tube which is rammed down their throats several times a day until their livers swell to up to 10 times their normal size, making it hard for them even to breathe. Investigations on foie gras farms have repeatedly uncovered sickening cruelty and suffering. It is already illegal to produce foie gras in the UK, as it contravenes basic principles of animal welfare, but opinion polls have revealed that two-thirds of the British public also support a total ban on its sale.

Gordon’s decision to dump foie gras puts the restaurant in good company. It is one of four Scottish frontrunners for the Good Food Guide Restaurant of the Year Award 2015 that have all rejected foie gras.

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