Ask the European Parliament to Stop Serving Foie Gras
Cruelty isn't culture. This barbarically made product has no place on the menu of our democratic institutions.
A panel at the European Parliament has made the outrageous decision to reject a proposal put forward by 36 MEPs calling for foie gras to be banished from Parliament menus.
Foie gras, French for "fatty liver", is made by force-feeding ducks and geese through a rubber tube or metal pipe until their livers become diseased and swell to up to 10 times their normal size. As you can imagine, this process causes the birds immense suffering.
The European Union's own scientific committee has condemned force-feeding as inhumane, so the fact that this vile product is still served at the Parliament is pure hypocrisy. Foie gras production is actually illegal in numerous EU countries, including the UK, and the product is quite rightly banned from the House of Commons, the House of Lords and many other British institutions.
Please add your name to our open letter calling on the European Parliament to do the right thing for animals by banning foie gras!
Add Your Name
"Dear President Schulz,
We are writing in support of the 36 MEPs who have asked you
to ban foie gras from being served in European Parliament restaurants because
of the cruelty inherent in the industry.
The scientific consensus on foie gras production is clear –
it is inhumane. The European
Union's own Scientific Committee on Animal Health and Animal Welfare has
condemned force-feeding as detrimental to the welfare of birds. Countries all
over Europe, including the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy,
Luxembourg, Norway, Poland and the UK, have banned foie gras production.
Please take a stand against cruelty by banning foie gras from
the European Parliament."