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Harvey Nichols Ends Foie Gras Sales

Written by PETA | October 1, 2007

I’m excited to let everyone know that following negotiations with PETA Europe representatives, UK-based luxury department store Harvey Nichols has ended foie gras sales at all of its stores. For you non-British readers out there, Harvey Nichols is a super posh chain of stores, kind of like Barney’s or Bergdorf Goodman in the US, so this is a very big deal.

This happened a few weeks ago, but I never gave PETA Europe props for it. Better late than never I guess. Anyway, PETA Europe isn’t resting on its laurels after this victory. They’re already targeting another big UK chain, Selfridge’s, and you can help by clicking here.

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  • Kimberly says:

    Mars Mars It rhymes with Sars He bit the $hit He paid the price He could of had some spice and rice Mars Mars It rhymes with Sars They offered him beans but he had to have meat at any means He ate and ate and met his fate Mars Mars It rhymes with sars He grew cold and clammy God had just delivered A real cool whammy He barfed and barfed He made his bed Pestilence they said when they found him dead Mars Mars It rhymes with sars He croaked they joked this all too fun God cooked his goose and now he’s done

  • Kimberly says:

    Dominion for dummies Dominion to love to charish to righteously care for to tend to with loving care to enjoy. to delight in to honor and respect. PROVERBS 1210 “The RIGHTEOUS MAN regards the life of his beast but even the tender mercies of the WICKED are cruel” Your no King Solomen Mars and it sounds to me like you have about as much insight and revealation into mysteries of God as you do the mysteries of the food that you eat. When you stand before the judgment seat of God your going to have bigger problems then cholesteral. Choke on it Mars and go hang yourself.

  • Mars says:

    “Why? Because of mispoken words ” Nope. Moses was forbidden because of disobedience to God in actions concerning striking a rock to get water.

  • Mars says:

    “MARS is the type of person that gets kicked off many many boards” Funny I’ve yet to be kicked off any board.If many is 0 then I guess your right. “I would watch out for Old Spiderwoman or you may lose those tiny little balls and you might find them down your throat.” Like I posted she can always try and she can bring you as back up.FYI saying you will harm someone is assault and posting it here makes it a felony.

  • Mars says:

    Ecclesiastes 323 2A time to be born and a time to die a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted 3A time to kill and a time to heal a time to break down and a time to build up 31921 19For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts even one thing befalleth them as the one dieth so dieth the other yea they have all one breath so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast for all is vanity. 20All go unto one place all are of the dust and all turn to dust again. 21Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth? The Apple It was not an apple but was a fruit unknown specie. Sin came into the world by eating that fruit and not by eating meat. There where two trees in the Garden mentioned with one being forbidden. The Tree of Knowledge and the Tree of Eternal Life.Satan in the form of an animal so much for innocencecame near the Tree.The animal was cursed by God to crawl on it’s belly. Genesis 126 26And God said Let us make man in our image after our likeness and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the air and over the cattle and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. Genesis 128 28And God blessed them and God said unto them Be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the air and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. Genesis 29 9And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food the tree of life also in the midst of the garden and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Genesis 322 22And the LORD God said Behold the man is become as one of us to know good and evil and now lest he put forth his hand and take also of the tree of life and eat and live for ever Genesis 321 21Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins and clothed them. Let us not forget that the first vegan murdered his own brother thereby committing the first murder. Genesis 48 8And Cain talked with Abel his brother and it came to pass when they were in the field that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and slew him.

  • Kimberly says:

    Yesterday I was distressed that my post did not appear as quickly as I would have liked to rebut and rebuke the mockers. I went to bed thinking they weren’t going to post it it was too deep they didn’t get it maybe they thought it was prejudical and I thought to myself Oh dear what now. The Christian Community for the most part doesn’t except me because I don’t eat meat and don’t sit quiet about it either and now Peta won’t post my posts because I’m a Christian a believer in Christ as the Messiah I experienced a moment of extraoridinary lonliness. I began to pray and immediatly God quickened my heart I had posted the first post anonymously unintentional and the second had to be approved when I posted it was after 400 in Virginia Beach and that they had posted the post of that mocker Mars who wouldn’t know manna if it fell on his head. Joy began to return to my heart and I believe God gave me some revealations that I would like to share with you all Moses for all his efforts and all his usefullness to God was not permitted to enter into the Promise Land. Why? Because of mispoken words seriously mispoken words regarding I believe this very subject. Which in the text of the Bible that was translated from tablets that were written aprox. 7000 years ago was basically a “mistranslation”. It wasn’t only his misspoken words it was words that were wrongfully written as well. In all likelyhood there was only one word to describe saying writing declaring they were the same word. Like marriage and making love were the same word. This is very important in the world of faith in a higher power. Thats why Amsterdam requires Muslims who by the way are smart enough not to eat pork to take an oath a written declaration that they are not opposed to the freedoms and liberties that are enjoyed there. It will seriously screw up your faith if you take an oath to do one thing and do another. I believe the only thing the Lord said to Moses was under “NO CIRCUMSTANCES ARE YOU TO EAT THE BLOOD OF ANIMALS” afterall under no circumstances is pretty clear don’t you think? It was probably because of all the time Moses spent in the house of Pharoah he was exposed to animal and human sacrifices to pagen gods. From that demonic spirits came to him in moments of weakness andor pride and got him to write the wrong things. Therefore I now believe it is the book of LEVITICUS that alienated Moses from God and deprived him of the right to enter into the Promise Land. Afterall God did offer Manna from Heaven. Thanks Peta for delaying that post.

  • rojo says:

    kimberly “I am very sure that no animal ever went near that tree.” apart from the snake. How sure?

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    Mars… The cholesterol levels of vegans living in Western countries has been measured in 17 studies since 1980. The average cholesterol level of vegans was 160 compared to 202 mgdl for nonvegetarians.

  • Mars says:

    So what about the cop? One of 300 million is hardly a majority yet the truth remains that he can eat meat and get the same results.They don’t like to admit it but vegans have high cholesterol as well.

  • Judith, Freedom Fighter says:

    Old spiderwoman YOU RULE!!!!! MARS is the type of person that gets kicked off many many boards. He has no friends and he is looked upon as a “freak”. I would watch out for Old Spiderwoman or you may lose those tiny little balls and you might find them down your throat. We will let you stay for alittle while because we want to be here when you finally FLIP out and be the entertainment for us. Then we shall party on!!!!!

  • Kimberly says:

    Re LEVITICUS As stated in the earlier post God grieved and sorrowful told them how to divy it up. God knew the error that they had fallen into knew what they were going to do. The Israelites instinctly knew as priests unto God that there was going to be a Blood Sacrifice Jesus Christ The Lamb of God. The only sacrificed ever required for the salvation of mankind. The only Holy Sacrifice. But they got it wrong they were mistaken because of the lies and the confusion that the Satan had placed in their hearts. God did need the spilt blood of animals on the Alter. Afterall God created animals and led them to Adam to give them names what a blessed day that was And God saw that it was Good! God loves animals and people equally but God has placed in us special responcibilities to Love and recognize the Goodness of God. ECCLESIASTEES 319 For that which befall the sons of men befalls beasts even in the end one thing befalls them both. As one dies so dies the other. Yes they all have one breath and spirit so that MAN HAS NO PREEMINENCE OVER A BEAST. The Apple When Jesus healed a blind man he told him to go and rub mud on his eyes and that he would be healed. A parable that doesn’t make alot of sense to the natural mind. But it meant alot to that man and something very specific to mankind. Ashes to ashes and dust to dust. They still weren’t getting it. Open your eyes and see the true knowledge of the God of Love and Mercy. As anyone on this blog will tell you apart from a few selfconfident fools we do not need to spill the blood of animals to survive. In the same sense God could have said to the inhabitants of the Garden of Eden listen I provided this beautiful paradise for you and all the rivers for you to swim in or all the mountains for you to climb but of this river do not swim or of this mountain do not climb. But NO God said of this tree of the knowledge of Good and evil DO NOT EAT Do you think God just pulled that one out of hat. NO because what we eat is very important. God knew of the atrocities the abysmal diabolical cruelty to come from Satan the Devil that evil genius. And it is the Devils delight that people are gobbling it up on every street corner every gas station every shopping mall wallmart kmart target ect.ect.ect.ect. And were exporting too. Make know mistake this is the table of Satan what the Devil has to offer and anyone who partakes of this “MEAL OF MISERY” will drink the WRATH OF THE ALMIGHTY. But as for me I will fast for my life. It is my wish to dine at the Table of Christ and have the meat the world knows not of as Jesus famously said. Mars Jake I’m not trying to be cute here although it is tempting to bust balls and smash heads too for the crimes committed against these innocent creatures. I am very sure that no animal ever went near that tree.

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    “Cholesterol levels in humans are just as much genetic as what food a person eats.” So Mars the corollary to your statement is that the food you eat is just as much responsible for your cholesterol levels as your genetics. Remember the blog about the cop who went vegan and experienced a dramatic drop in his levels.

  • Michele says:

    It does not matter what behaviours or activities may have been condoned hundreds or thousands of years ago. That is no reason to continue justifying a particular behaviouractivity. The demand for foie gras is decreasing because as more people realize how horrific the process is for the animals eating foie gras is becoming much less socially acceptable. Aside from the animal cruelty issues I really cannot understand why people would actually want to eat the fatty diseased livers of these unfortunate animals… It’s just gross!

  • Mars says:

    Leviticus 7 4And the two kidneys and the fat that is on them which is by the flanks and the caul that is above the liver with the kidneys it shall he take away 5And the priest shall burn them upon the altar for an offering made by fire unto the LORD it is a trespass offering. 6Every male among the priests shall eat thereof it shall be eaten in the holy place it is most holy. 7As the sin offering is so is the trespass offering there is one law for them the priest that maketh atonement therewith shall have it. 8And the priest that offereth any man’s burnt offering even the priest shall have to himself the skin of the burnt offering which he hath offered. 9And all the meat offering that is baken in the oven and all that is dressed in the fryingpan and in the pan shall be the priest’s that offereth it.

  • Mars says:

    ” because someone ate the wrong thing.” Yep a plant. Ariel with all your self proclaimed medical knowledge then you know cholesterol levels in humans are just as much genetic as what food a person eats.Not every vegan has low cholesterol nor does everyone that eats meat have high cholesterol.

  • rojo says:

    Anon an apple was the downfall wasn’t it. If only they’d eaten the snake.

  • Anonymous says:

    Right on old spiderwoman. Thats right Factory Farming is the DEVILS PLAYGROUND. According to GENISIS 12930 the first chapter of the first book of the Bible it was God’s intention that we be Vegans. Every green plant every tree with fruit and all vegitation was given to us both people and animals for food. What we eat take into our temples our vessels is of immeasurable importance in the text of the Bible. It is a theme that runs throughout from start to finish. It is no accident that the downfall of mankind the loss of the Garden of Eden that beautiful utopia happened because someone ate the wrong thing. Then came the curse. Up to that point they could not concieve of eating an animal it was beyond the capabilities of their imaginations. After the Fall God knew the intention of Satan the Devil that evil genius so God layed down the law. LEVITICUS chapter 7 And the Lord said to Moses You shall eat no kind of fat of ox or of sheep or goat. The fat of the beast that dies of itself natural causes and the fat of the one torn with beasts slain by another beast can be put to any other use but under NO CIRCUMSTANCES are you to eat of it. For whoever eats the fat of the beast from which men offer an offering made by fire to the Lord shall be cut off from his people. Moreover you shall eat no blood of any kind whether of bird or beast in any of your dwellings. It goes on to say that basically their going to do it anyway and God tells them how to divy it up apparently that is very important to God But God then tells them that it is a sin offering a trespass offering. Satan and his lies from hell convinced them that they wanted to eat the beasts so I guess they figured they would offer it up to God and it would be OK. Big Mis Stake. So here we are today 2007 and the Devil is throwing a party and it’s called FACTORY FARMING. So Mars Jake if you would like to defy the Army of the Living God your welcome to try but when Jesus arrives on his Chariotts horses. Seeeeeee Ya wouldn’t wanta be ya. Have a Nice Day!

  • Michele says:

    Ariel maybe we should tell the “anti’s” out there how we actually get a commission for every human we “convert” to vegetarianism… Yep that’s right the man on the moon pays us every time someone stops eating meat. And by the way the moon really is made of green vegan cheese! LMAO

  • Ariel says:

    I am sure it is very obvious to all the intelligent people on this blog site particularly ar’s activists that the “planet” person has a severe reading comprehension disability which is evidently conveyed by an array of juvenile uneducated misinterpreted and nonapplicable responses.

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    Jake That was a facetious response to your query “And are you going to stop animals from eating other animals?”. You’re referring to phantom pain. But whether plants can feel pain or not you missed the point of my post. Meateaters are responsible for killing far more plants than vegetarians. “2 Even if they can perceive pain plants are actually killed in far greater numbers by meateaters since the animals they eat generally consume vast amounts of plant food. And meateaters eat plants as well as meat. About the only thing in a traditional hamburger that is not plantbased is the meat patty itself.”

  • Ariel says:

    Ok I’ll fess up. I really do base all my information on fantasy which I learned at Disney’s fantasy theme park. Mickey Mouse taught me almost everything I know. He is so smart and even explained to me about phanthom sensations after amputations. I debated with Dumbo the elephant but he was still firm saying that no matter how much animal fats people eat their cholesterol levels are guaranteed to stay low. And he said all those medical diagnoses are just mumbo jumbo. Donald Duck taught me that foie gras is diseased livers.

  • Mars says:

    “What are you talking about these geeseducks are raised especially for foie gras they are force fed so they get liver disease which increases the size of their livers to be used for foie gras.” Sure they raise and feed the entire bird to harvest an organ they get about .25c for and throw away the rest that they could get $15. for. Yea that makes sense.They do that with cows and pigs too!LOL.The liver grows back so they could easily harvest half the liver every month without killing the bird if they wanted but the bird is killed for meat and it’s heartlivergizzard are byproducts. “wouldn’t force feed them 3 times there own wait pr day! ” Go to your local park with all the breadcorn feed that you can afford and see if you have to force feed the ducks and geese to get rid of it all. ” Eating meat from “reliable sources” does not change the fact that people would be exempt from arterio and cardiac diagnoses because of that choice of meat.” Not really but so what? Something will kill you what difference does it make what it is?Longevity is not an indicator of a life well lived. “if not i cram them personally into your throat!” I’d love to have you make the attempt. Remember I’m the horriblemurdering killer and your the meek vegan. Good luck. “Plantsvegetablesfruits do not have a central nervous system or a brain which the central nervous system sends messages to the brain for people and animals to be aware of feeling pain and other physical sensations.” That’s how WE feel or associate pain. It does not apply to plants. I can just as easily argue the same things in regards to animals. “Plantsvegetablesfruits are a composite of living cells that thrive on water sunlight and nutrients from the soil but they are not feeling beings that are capable of having emotions as do the animals ie fear visibly responding to pain torture gentle touches etc. ” They bleed and they do visibly react to being “gently touched”. Ever heard of a “touch me not”?How about poison ivy?

  • Jake B says:

    you guys are losers. haven’t you heard of people when they lose a leg or arm? they still feel something. scientists did a kind of xray and cut off part of a leaf. they still could see the part that was cut off. go ahead and say your stupid stuff about the plants talking to me. I base my information on science. you base your information on fantasy. and guess what? my doctor says my cholesterol rocks! finally Mike how did you stop ALL animals from eating animals? the dog is still enjoying chicken and beef. the cat is enjoying Alaska King Salmon and so am I as well as my neighbors. Great on the smoker with alder wood!

  • Ariel says:

    Only adding to Mike’s very wellexplained comments to an anti from which I learned. 1. Eating meat from “reliable sources” does not change the fact that people would be exempt from arterio and cardiac diagnoses because of that choice of meat. 2. Plantsvegetablesfruits do not have a central nervous system or a brain which the central nervous system sends messages to the brain for people and animals to be aware of feeling pain and other physical sensations. 3. Plantsvegetablesfruits are a composite of living cells that thrive on water sunlight and nutrients from the soil but they are not feeling beings that are capable of having emotions as do the animals ie fear visibly responding to pain torture gentle touches etc. 4. The purpose of the liver including that which is ultimately used for foie gras is to cleanse toxins from the body. By purposely forcing the ducks’ livers to become enlarged that greatly decreases their livers’ function and highly increases the not the potential but factual introduction of more diseases into the liver before consumption. Those diseases from foie gras are being studied to show that there is a much greater possibility for humans to develop such diagnoses as Alzheimer’s.

  • Michele says:

    Anyone who thinks that the practice of raising geeseducks for foie gras is acceptable should have to spend just ONE HOUR going through what these animals have to endure day after day. If any of you foie gras supporters would care to have a tube rammed down your throat by someone else not by yourself to be force fed several times per day I would be glad to hear your feedback. If you think it feels fine then I guess I would be prepared to rethink my feelings about the issue. Of course you would have to provide video evidence of this activity…

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    Jake I’ve already posted this elsewhere but I think it answers your question. Re The killing of plants… Plants… 1 Have no evolutionary reason to perceive pain since they cannot locomote away from it. 2 Even if they can perceive pain plants are actually killed in far greater numbers by meateaters since the animals they eat generally consume vast amounts of plant food. And meateaters eat plants as well as meat. About the only thing in a traditional hamburger that is not plantbased is the meat patty itself. 3 Are not always harmed in the process of harvesting e.g. many fruits. 4 Often are about to die anyway at the end of a growing season which is when they are usually harvested e.g. prior to the onset of winter and a killing frost. And yes as of yesterday I’ve stopped all animals from eating other animals.

  • Ana says:

    Jake B So YOUR plants get stessed do they also talk to you? Quick get your meds. We are doing that alreadyanimals stop eating other animalsit’s called veganism. There are lots of veganvegetarians that have decided to be compassionate and stop eating animals. Now the animals called cannibals well that’s another issue. Perhaps you can be the one to change their minds. FYI plants are not sentient.

  • kelly says:

    Jake B when you get your early heart attack Doc Cochran will treat you with high doses of selfdelusion. Good luck.

  • Jake B says:

    I read about more diseases associated with organs. That’s why I eat meat from reliable sources. Not going to be a vegan. Besides plants are alive they get stressed and it’s now been proven that they will compete against a different plant but not against their own kind. So why are you vegans killing plants? And are you going to stop animals from eating other animals?

  • kate says:

    PETA europe is awesome!!! those poor ducks don’t deserve to have their livers enlarged in the most horrific way possible..why would people want to eat that crap anyway?!! thanks again PETA you guys are the best!

  • Kimber says:

    Mars You must be a PETA Lurker. I see you stirring the pot at every turn. Don’t you have anything better to do? I am starting to think that you are on PETA’s bankroll as a conversation starter.

  • SB says:

    Mars What are you talking about these geeseducks are raised especially for foie gras they are force fed so they get liver disease which increases the size of their livers to be used for foie gras. This is not a biproduct that is just wasted. These aren’t just wondering around the fields paddling in ponds having a good life until they are killed they are tortured and live a miserable existence for the short time they are on this earth.

  • Carla says:

    Weight! Wrong again I must be tired!

  • Carla says:

    Yes you’re right Mars. Hate to admit it but you are wrong about something their livers would never get like that if those people wouldn’t force feed them 3 times there own wait pr day! And yes I learnt that from Peta!! Smile!

  • Michelle says:

    Hey MARS who is paying you to attack PETA? You seem to have a negative comment towards animals on every single topic. If you hate animals so much why don’t you go onto the “petakillsanimals” site and share your comments there. Or maybe because you are hired by the very company that promotes those lies which in turn is paid for by the corporate giants i.e. fast food and meat industry chemical companies cosmetics and the list goes on.

  • Old Spiderwoman says:

    Mars what do you mean with ‘we use geese???? are you one of these hideous animal torturers who make these animals go through all this horror? If yes i wish you that very soon your balls shall be cut off and roasted for the devils breakfeast!!! if not i cram them personally into your throat! because now i’m really angry!!!

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    Someone calls a diseased liver a delicacy and gullible people actually buy into it.

  • Pam Locke says:

    Way to go Peta Europe and more power to you in getting other large Chain stores to drop sales of Foie Gras. Ducks and Geese are intelligent friendly interactive little creatures. None of who deserve the horrendous practice of force feeding. The whole industry of Foie Gras is cruel vial and just wrongvery wrongand nobody is going to tell me otherwise.

  • Jaclyn says:

    Mars LOVES posting on Peta’s blogs.

  • Mars says:

    Ducks? Must be the poor mans version. We use geese.I guess now they will just throw the livers away instead of using them. So much waste.

  • Carla says:

    Right on!! Go Peta Europe!! Keep pressuring them all!! Hopefully soon everyone will find out the horrors of foie gras and the sick proceedures that go into making the enlarged livers of those poor ducks.

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