Make Britain foie-gras free – sign the petition! | Viva!

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Isn’t it mad that foie-gras production is so cruel that it is essentially banned in Britain, yet nothing controls its importation or sale in this country? That’s why we believe that the Government should ban imports. If you agree please sign the petition and support Viva!’s campaign to make Britain foie-gras free … 

You can’t do better than have the entire front page of the Daily Mirror supporting you – and that’s what we achieved with our brilliant campaign to outlaw foie-gras in Britain. Through massive media coverage we are getting closer to a ban on the importation of this obscene product but we really do need your help to make it happen.

Successive governments have feebly quoted global trade rules as the reason why they can’t stop this disgusting product from being imported – so cruel that in this country it would land any producer in court. It is an abuse of democracy and an indication of weak leadership that producing foie-gras in Britain is illegal yet anyone who chooses to can import and market it. Why do we even bother to have animal welfare laws if they can be so wilfully ignored?

The World Trade Organisation has already reiterated its support for a ban on importing seal products into the EU because of ethical concerns. So, morality can be a valid objection to the world order and foie-gras could and should be treated similarly – and we are determined to see it happen.

A ban cannot come soon enough. Last year we worked with French colleagues to expose the horrendous conditions on farms belonging to French foie-gras producer, Ernest Soulard. We are used to exposing cruelty but what we discovered shocked us deeply.

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Demand justice for baby ducklings thrown into a mincer at a foie gras factory – The Petition Site

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Demand justice for baby ducklings thrown into a mincer at a foie gras factory

A video captured by an animal rights group at a foie gras factory in France shows workers throwing live ducklings into an industrial mincer.

According to a report by Newsweek, the clip illustrates the fate of as many as 40 million female ducks a year. Only male ducks are kept as they gain weight faster than their female counterparts.

The male ducks are used to make foie gras, a controversial foodstuff that draws heavy criticism for the cruel way that it is made.

The process of obtaining foie gras is so cruel it has been banned in Britain though imports from France are not restricted.

The remaining female ducklings are used to make anything from cat food to fertilisers.

The captured video shows workers sorting through thousands barely day old fluffy ducklings, throwing female birds into a large metal cylinder.

The ducklings appear to be dropped onto a second conveyor belt which allegedly takes them to their gruesome death.

The birds can be heard squeaking throughout their ordeal – this cruelty needs to be thoroughly investigated and stopped.

Please sign and share the petition to demand justice for millions of baby ducklings thrown into a mincer.

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Petition against the production and Importation of Foie Gras in ALL of Europe

Petition against the production and Importation of Foie Gras in ALL of Europe

Petition against the production and Importation of Foie Gras in ALL of Europe

Foie gras, French for “fatty liver,” is made from the grotesquely enlarged livers of male ducks and geese. The “delicacy” known as foie gras is one of the most sickening examples of cruelty promoted as “luxury.” Continue reading

Tell Amazon to stop selling foie-gras (via Viva)

Tell Amazon to dump foie-gras!

Shockingly, one of the world’s largest online retailers is selling a product in Britain that no British supermarket will touch.

Foie-gras is produced by force-feeding ducks and geese so much food that their livers expand by up to ten times its natural size. Amazon do not allow the sale of whale or dolphin meat, so why do they allow third-party sellers to offer foie-gras? Especially, as its production would be illegal in Britain because of animal cruelty. Continue reading