‘Get Stuffed’! Rees-Mogg Draws PETA Ire Over Foie Gras

‘Get Stuffed’! Rees-Mogg Draws PETA Ire Over Foie Gras

London – Even though the vast majority of British people reject foie gras and support a ban on its importation, reports indicate that the government may drop the proposed ban from the Animals Abroad Bill following objections led by cabinet minister Jacob Rees-Mogg. So today, PETA blasted the politician by rolling an unmissable mobile billboard through the streets of Westminster and past the Cabinet Office.

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“Foie gras production is disgustingly abusive, and the promised legislation is welcomed by everyone in this country except the inherently selfish,” says PETA Senior Campaigns Manager Kate Werner. “Rather than pandering to the whims of an out-of-touch minister, the government must honour its commitment to animals and to the public and bring forward a ban on foie gras imports immediately.”

Foie gras production is so barbaric that it is illegal in the UK – and most British establishments, including the Houses of Parliament, won’t serve it. To produce foie gras, ducks and geese are force-fed several times a day until their livers become diseased and swell to around 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. Thousands of Brits have already teamed up with PETA and written to their MPs to urge them to uphold the ban.

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 FacebookTwitter, or Instagram.


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