Nottingham Pub Removes Foie Gras From Menu
For Immediate Release:
13 March 2017
Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]
NOTTINGHAM PUB REMOVES FOIE GRAS FROM MENU
The Ruddington Arms Makes Ethical Decision Following Local Complaints
Ruddington, Nottingham – After hearing from local activists that there’s no humane way to produce foie gras – because birds are force-fed several times a day through pipes that are rammed down their throats – The Ruddington Arms confirmed to PETA that it has decided to remove the cruelly made dish from the menu on ethical grounds.
“The Ruddington Arm’s decision to stop selling foie gras reflects the wishes of the vast majority of the public, who want to see an end to the sale of this inhumane product in the UK”, says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “PETA hopes any restaurants in Nottingham still profiting from the abuse of geese and ducks will follow the pub’s compassionate example by going foie gras–free.”
To produce foie gras, ducks and geese are force-fed several times a day until their livers become diseased and swell to as much as 10 times their normal size. Investigations at foie gras farms have documented sick, dead, and dying birds – some with holes in their necks from pipe injuries. Foie gras production is so inhumane that it’s illegal in the UK and more than a dozen other countries.
High-profile people who support PETA’s anti–foie gras campaign include Ralph Fiennes, Ricky Gervais, Dame Vera Lynn, Kate Winslet, and Sir Roger Moore, who narrated PETA’s video exposé of foie gras production.
For more information on the cruelty behind foie gras, please visit PETA.org.uk.