Urge Tesco to Stop Selling Foie Gras!
Because of the extreme cruelty of foie gras – the diseased and "fatty liver" of force-fed ducks and geese – almost no UK supermarket chain will carry this "torture in a tin". Although Tesco is one of the many chains that does not carry foie gras in the UK, it unapologetically sells the product in Hungary, despite this recent investigation into the cruel Hungarian foie gras industry.
Ducks and geese raised for foie gras are force-fed until their livers become painfully diseased and enlarged and, in some cases, their organs rupture. This abuse would be illegal if dogs or cats were the victims. Foie gras production is so cruel that it has been condemned by the Pope, and it is prohibited in 15 countries, including the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Israel, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.
Even though PETA US has privately urged Tesco to live up to its animal welfare statements (which have recently been drawn into question in many regards) by ceasing sales of foie gras worldwide, the company refuses to remove this cruel product from its shelves. Now we need your help.
This issue is especially urgent because, as Tesco continues to expand worldwide – including with the creation of its new U.S. chain, Fresh & Easy – getting foie gras off its shelves for good is imperative.
What You Can Do
Please contact Philip Clarke, CEO of Tesco, and urge him to stop selling foie gras worldwide.
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