Tell the BBC to Stop Promoting Cruelly Produced Foie Gras
Despite recent welcome news that MasterChef has banned foie gras, other BBC programmes such as the Great British Menu still use the vile product and pages on the BBC website shamefully promote it.
Foie gras is produced by intentionally inflicting illness on ducks and geese. It is made from the diseased livers of birds who have been force-fed by having pipes shoved down their throats several times a day. Deprived of everything that is natural and important to them, these animals are crammed into tiny pens or individual cages fouled with faeces and blood and often develop skeletal disorders and respiratory problems.
There is no such thing as humane foie gras. In fact, most retailers and restaurants refuse to sell foie gras, and its production is illegal in the UK. By continuing to feature foie gras on its programmes, the BBC is giving harmful publicity to this unethical "torture in a tin".
Please contact Tony Hall, the director general of the BBC, and ask him to remove any recipes featuring foie gras from the BBC's webpages immediately and to stop promoting foie gras on all BBC programmes.
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