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West End Stars protests Fortnum & Mason selling Foie Gras
West End stars Jenny Seagrove & Peter Egan, along with Carley Stenson, who is currently appearing in Legally Blonde at the Savoy Theatre, joined PETA to protest the sale of foie gras by Fortnum & Mason in Piccadilly, today.
Foie gras production is a shockingly cruel process and has rightly been banned in the UK", says longtime PETA supporter Jenny Seagrove. "I was therefore appalled to find that Fortnum & Mason, a store that trades on its British Heritage, is refusing to stop selling it. I shall make a point of boycotting Fortnum & Mason as a West End eaterie and encourage my colleagues to do the same."
A press statement says, "In foie gras production, up to 2 kilograms of grain and fat are pumped through pipes into the stomachs of caged or penned young ducks and geese each day. In human terms, that would be the equivalent of being forced to eat up to 20 kilograms of pasta. Investigations of foie gras farms have documented sick, dead and dying birds, some with holes in their necks from pipe injuries."
Other stage actors who have lent their support to PETA's campaign include Ruthie Henshall, Danielle Lineker and Steven Berkoff. Famous supporters also include Roger Moore, who also participated in the campaign.