Day: December 17, 2022

Belgium: Stop The Cruelty, Buy FAUX Gras For The Holidays.

Faux Gras for the holidays!

Dear animal lover,

Foie gras will be more expensive this year following an epidemic of bird flu in the duck population.  As if these poor animals did not already suffer enough from the cruel treatment of force-feeding!

GAIA fights body and soul to put an end to this practice in Belgium. In addition to our lobbying actions with politicians and raising awareness among the general public via our video below, we have been offering an alternative with our Faux Gras that respects both gourmets and animals. It is now available in 2 certified organic versions :

  • Faux Gras and its delicate taste (1)
  • Faux Gras with cranberries with leaked flavors (2)

Enough to start your holiday meals in an original way and with a clear conscience and this, at the modest prices of 3.69 € (1) and 3.89 € (2) the box of 125g. You can order them for home delivery via the button below.  

You will also find our Faux gras at Delhaize, Colruyt, Aldi, Lidl, Carrefour, Match and Cora.

By buying our Faux Gras, you contribute to our fight to end force-feeding in Belgium. Help our duck friends and make the holidays no longer a nightmare time for them.

Many thanks for your support,

Michel Vandenbosch
President de GAIA

P.S.: Also take advantage of our Webshop to find many ideas for end-of-year gifts and thus financially help our fight for the defense of animals.  

England: Reed Bunting and Robin Photos From Pauline – 17/12/22. A VERY Cold Week For These Little Survivors.

Animal buddy Pauline sent me these beautiful phots that she has taken this morning.

Check out all of Pauline’s past photos by visiting

The UK has been blasted (well blasted !) for well over a week now by Arctic winters coming down from the high North; a real shock for many after very high Spummer temperatures. In the UK we are used to cold and snow, but this last week has been a real blast.

Finally today (17/12) we are starting to see slow changes for the better as the weather is starting to arrive instead from the Atlantic; tomorrow should see it a bit warmer and the snow starting to clear more.

It always amazes me how these tiny little birds can survive endless night temperatures of -11 or more, as it has been.

My breakfast buddy Robin and hundreds of other birds here in the garden have been keeping me real busy (and I mean real busy) over the last week getting food out to them all to help them survive these very cold days and nights. Buddy Robin is fine and is first in the queue each morning for something to eat. Pauline’s Robin pictures show that we have had a lot of snow, but with regular feeding I hope that I have helped them get through a very hard period. It makes me feel better.

Regards Mark and Pauline.