Photos: Woman ‘Force-Fed’ in PETA Foie Gras Protest

 

Photos: Woman ‘Force-Fed’ in PETA Foie Gras Protest

London – To mark St George’s Day, today, a PETA supporter in a red-and-white English flag–style dress sat at a dinner table, next to which a sign read “Foie Gras: Barbaric, Not British”, and was “force-fed” her dinner through a tube – the same way foie gras producers pump grain into the stomachs of terrified geese and ducks to enlarge their livers, a process that’s so un-British it’s illegal in the UK.

After Fortnum & Mason stopped selling foie gras following a decade-long PETA campaign, the UK government announced that it will ban the import and sale of the vile product in a post-Brexit move – and PETA is calling on George Eustace MP to state exactly when and how the ban will be enacted.

“Nothing could be less patriotic in a country known for its compassion for animals than selling a product made from the diseased bodies of abused birds,” says PETA Senior Campaigns Manager Kate Werner. “High tea, cricket, and warm pints? Yes. Foie gras? Absolutely not!”

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

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