Today we have launched the second phase of our campaign calling on the UK Government to ban the importation of foie gras made by force-feeding.
The force-feeding of animals is currently illegal on animal welfare grounds in the UK; despite this, imports of products involving force-feeding are permitted.
Will you help us urge the Government to ban this cruel ‘delicacy’ by signing our renewed petition? Our ask is now more urgent than ever, and with a new Government in place since we began our campaign in 2017, we have made the decision to launch a petition specifically directed at influential policy-makers – George Eustice and Lord Zac Goldsmith – who are currently in the position to be able to put in place a ban.
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Treasured comedian, TV personality and animal lover, Alan Carr, is the latest celebrity to support our campaign, which was featured in The Mirror today.
Animal Equality has visited several foie gras farms over the years, exposing harrowing scenes of severe animal suffering. Terrified ducks and geese desperately struggle during ‘gavage’, where a metal tube is brutally forced down their throats to fatten their livers up. The birds endure severe physical pain and mental anguish throughout their short lives.
A ban would spare 250,000 birds every year from a lifetime of suffering for this so-called ‘speciality’ dish, but we need your help to make this a reality.
With the Brexit transition period coming to an end on 31st December 2020, the Government has a short and ideal window of time to put in place measures to enact a ban. We are urging Environment Secretary, George Eustice, and Minister, Lord Goldsmith, to take action and commit to a ban, effective 1st January 2021.