RSPCA calls for foie gras ban

30 May 2007 by
RSPCA calls for foie gras ban

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) is calling for a ban on foie gras after a poll found nearly two-thirds of people in Britain (63%) want the food banned because of the cruelty involved in its production.

The move comes as celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is to feature a documentary on a foie gras farm in France on his Channel 4 TV show the F-Word.

Chloe Alexander, campaigner for the RSPCA said foie gras means cruelty.

"It is produced from the livers of geese or ducks which have been restrained and force-fed unnatural amounts of food to make their livers grotesquely fatty and enlarged," she said.

"The RSPCA is appealing to consumers not to buy it. We are also going to write to chefs, such as Gordon Ramsay, and ask them to sign our pledge not to sell it in their restaurants."

Raymond Blanc recently came under fire from animal rights activists who slammed the Michelin-starred chef for serving foie gras at his Birmingham restaurant Brasserie Blanc.

Police have been called in to advise Blanc after he received sinister e-mails and letters from the activists demanding he remove the delicacy from his menu.

By Kerstin Kühn

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