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Prince Charles Bans Foie Gras

Written by PETA | February 26, 2008 Commons

The Daily Mail just reported that Prince Charles has banned foie gras from royal menus and “instructed chefs at all of his royal residences to stop serving the dish.” The announcement came after an activist in Bristol wrote to the prince about the cruelty involved in producing the stuff when she noticed that it was being sold in the royally appointed shop House of Cheese. Here’s how Prince Charles’ Deputy Master of the Household (i.e., the guy who writes back to you when you send a letter to the Royal Palace) responded:

“The Prince of Wales has asked me to write and thank you for your letter about animal welfare issues surrounding the production of foie gras and your experience in Tetbury. I just wanted to reassure you that The Prince of Wales has a policy that his chefs should not buy foie gras. His Royal Highness was not aware that the House of Cheese sells foie gras and this will be addressed when their warrant is reviewed.”

That’s about as big a boost to Britain’s growing movement to permanently ban the sale of foie gras as you could hope for: If the few remaining establishments that are still selling the stuff won’t take it from outraged consumers, they might want to think twice about ignoring a frickin’ royal mandate. PETA’s president sent a letter to the Prince today, thanking him for taking this compassionate stand, and we’re hoping that this positive example from overseas will influence cities like Chicago to stand by their decisions to ban this cruel delicacy forever. Thank you, Prince Charles.

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  • Dontarrious says:

    You keep it up now, uendrtsnad? Really good to know.

  • Abigail Peck says:

    Maybe Prince Charles should use his power in stopping bears being killed for the Queen’s Guards caps? But still his stand on Foie Gras has lifted my day. Print off the PETA petition if you have not done so already we need all the signitures we can get to stop the poaching and skinning of bears! Blessings x

  • Kris Shulfer says:

    I know they have some hunting practices you all do not like but you have to remember it is a different world there and The Prince doing this is HUGE!!! Baby steps and God Bless!!

  • George Sterpka says:

    Here is a man that can make a difference. You people that complain about his hunting habits should be patient. He took his first step. Let’s hope he cleans up his act further and then has a long life as king.

  • Mary McAlinden says:

    This is a start! Great Job.

  • lynda downie says:

    I’m proud of Prince Charles for making this move on behalf of the ducks and I hope his clout will have a powerful impact. But as other posters reminded me bears and foxes could benefit from his support too.

  • erica says:

    since when do places of cheese sell duck strange he should stop hunting and use faux fur for the hats. even better make the house of cheese vegan P

  • Judith, Freedom Fighter for Animals says:

    Ashes Yes I know. This family is famous for their love of blood sports. How very sick. Also Prince Philip is the President of Englands Wildlife fund. Many British people are very upset by this. And who in the world can blame them. Peace!

  • Richard says:

    To hell with Prince Charles He is still a hunter and a waste of space!

  • Maureen says:

    He is a very mixed up man. He taught his sons to become blood thirsty hunters. He said he would leave the UK if hunting with dogs was banned. You either feel true compassion for the suffering of animals or you do not. Maybe the Prince has two hearts.

  • Darky says:

    Good start…..but there’s other animal’s out there that need saving so I hope he isn’t gonna sit back and wait for another letter. I wish people would do something anyway its like royalty and goverments etc WAIT for letters and complaits before DOING anything…Useless really! So write write write….Oh and GO VEGAN!!!

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    Hi Carla We can only hope the Prince is entering a new age of enlightenmenthopefully there are more good things to come. I hate to say it Michele but my grandfather was a Grenadier Guard in London and wore one of those cruddy bear hatsblimey! Go faux!

  • Ashes says:

    Judith it’s not just his son who hunts. Who do you think William learned it from? Charles is a frequent hunter and William is often with his father when he’s out hunting. I don’t know if Charles has hunted in Africa or not but he is known to hunt regularly in England.

  • Kathleen Wissenz says:

    That’s great news! Prince Charles has set a great example.

  • Carla says:

    Humm I have to wonder. This is a guy who allows dogs to rip fox apart in an apparant amusment called “Sport” Nevertheless Foie Gras SUCKS!! And if he still has heart enough to ban it then good on him!!

  • Michele says:

    This is a step forward for sure but now he has to work on the bear hats worn by their Guards.

  • little big woman says:

    that’s the real attitude of a future king my compliments!

  • Judith, Freedom Fighter for Animals says:

    How sweet for the Prince. But when in the world is this person going to speak to Prince William about loving his HUNTS in Africa? I remember when Wills emailed the wonderful “Pink” to come and sing at his birthday. Pink’s letter was priceless. She told him that as soon as he stopped hunting baby Gazelles standing all of 13 inches high with a bow and arrow she may give that a “little” thought but he should not hold out too much hope. You go girl…..