Dutch Royal House Confirms It Won’t Serve Foie Gras

The Hague – After King Charles III implemented a policy against serving foie gras at Buckingham Palace and all other UK royal residences, PETA called on the Dutch royal household to follow suit. The response? King Willem-Alexander’s residence is also proudly free from the cruelly produced substance.

“We no longer make dishes that contain foie gras,” read the response to PETA from a Marshal of the Court. “We will also never order foie gras from external establishments.”

“PETA commends His Majesty for keeping tormented birds’ diseased livers away from the royal palace,” says PETA Vice President for UK, Europe and Australia Mimi Bekhechi. “Foie gras is an abhorrent product that has no place in modern society.”

Foie gras production is so barbaric that it is illegal in more than a dozen countries, including the UK and the Netherlands. The vile foodstuff has also been banned from official events in cities like Strasbourg, France. To make 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 natural size. PETA exposés have revealed that the long metal feeding pipes leave some birds so badly injured that they have holes in their necks and broken beaks

PETA – whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat” – opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk or follow the group on FacebookTwitterTikTok, or Instagram.


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