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Formula 1 Heiress: Friend to Fowl

Written by PETA | March 1, 2010

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Tamara Ecclestone


Tamara Ecclestone, daughter of Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone, has the ideal formula for success: compassion, intelligence, and beauty. Tamara—who bared it all to reveal the naked truth behind foie gras for PETA U.K. last year—recently bought one of her father’s favorite pubs. Her first order of business as restaurateur? Banning foie gras from the menu.

And the kindness doesn’t stop there. Ecclestone has fired off letters to all Formula 1 team sponsors, urging them to ditch foie gras. Virgin Racing, Toro Rosso, Red Bull Racing, Allianz SE, and Michael Schumacher’s team, Mercedes GP, all gave her assurance in record time that they wouldn’t serve the cruel dish at their events. “I’m absolutely thrilled to be an ambassador for [PETA U.K.’s] campaign to stop the sale of foie gras – something I call ‘torture in a tin’ because of how ducks and geese are force-fed to produce it,” says Tamara.

Written by Logan Scherer

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  • 4mula1 says:

    i know many f1 drivers have personal trainers i allways thought they were vegetarian vegan? if so. how on earth would the knowledge not go beyond the drivers?… i CANT believe the teams never talk to there drivers about food. also milk is for baby cows get soymilk ….. lol i STILL cant believe it. if ANYBODY knew of the benefits of a vegan diet i though it would the f1 people.

  • Alicia Armstrong says:

    Good on her

  • Kelly says:

    Great job!!

  • Rissa says:

    Foie gras sounds disgusting. I’m nauseated now thinking about it.

  • RNC says:

    How someone could even come up with a dish like foiegras blows my mind … Being an F1 fan I am glad to hear this is off the menu

  • Andre Inglis says:

    Another victory for the animals!! D

  • Stephanie says:

    Thank you Tamara! The treatment of animals and the callousness of people have ripped out my heart but when someone does something so compassionate and respectful it heals just a little. I appreciate what you’ve done but the ducks and geese will appreciate it even more.