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Sir Roger Moore Named PETA U.K.’s Person of the Year

Written by PETA | November 18, 2009
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Sir Roger Moore

“I am deeply touched and thrilled to be awarded the PETA U.K. person of the year. When I first saw their video footage on foie gras production three years ago, I felt compelled to do something to help put a stop to this cruel delicacy. I have since become a passionate campaigner against foie gras, and am most humbled that my passion has helped make a positive difference in the lives of these animals.”
—Sir Roger Moore

On the heels of its recent Selfridges victory, PETA U.K. has named Sir Roger Moore 2009’s Person of the Year.

The celebrated actor’s tireless and successful efforts against foie gras began three years ago when Moore narrated a video about its production that has attracted more than 300,000 viewers. Since then, Moore has written to every member of the House of Commons asking them to help end foie gras sales in the U.K. and penned many pieces for national publications in his unending attempt to spread the word against the deadly force-feeding of ducks and geese.

For his inspiring accomplishments, Moore will be honored with a plaque and a copy of PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk’s One Can Make a Difference.

Written by Logan Scherer

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  • Manoj Wehalla says:

    Thank you Sir for making a difference for animals.

  • Captain Wipey says:

    It’s never been in question Roger Moore is was and always will be the consummate English gent and perfect for 007 James Bond.. Well done Roger totally deserved well chosen PETA

  • bondfan says:

    Bob Barker and Roger Moore what a combo both vigorous and kind and handsome as the Dickens. Our side has the best people on it!

  • Brien Comerford says:

    Roger Moore was chosen over Leona Lewis Paul McCartney Jeff Beck and Stella McCartney?

  • Rebecca says:

    Roger Moore you are a true gentleman. I knew what fois gras was and would never eat it but until now had never seen a video of it. I didn’t realise that so few countries had banned it. It is completely barbaric and must go against every animal right known to man. Why would any one want to eat a diseased organ of an animal who has existed in such a horrific way. They have not lived and these poor creatures probably wake up every morning wishing that it is their last. I just don’t understand cruelty for profit. The world is a very sick place. I have been trying to educate my family and friends on the poultry and pig farming industries and many have listened however many people when faced with the facts choose to eat factory farmed animals. I just don’t understand. I think it’s easier for people when they ignore it. Thank you PETA and Roger Moore for this video and my sincere congratulations go to Roger Moore for his tireless efforts which until today I didn’t know about. Thank you.

  • gul says:

    Congratulations 007! Love from ANIMA MUNDI Association for protection of Animal rights and environment Skopje Macedonia We would be happy to have a SIR like you are here too. Long live you!

  • Gus Araya says:

    He is my favorite 007 now! Way to go Sir Roger! my late mother in law was sitting next to him in flight from the UK to New Zeland in the 80’s she talked to him all the way and he was always terribly charming and polite. A gentleman through and through an example and inspiration to us allD

  • Gus Araya says:

    He is my favorite 007 now! Way to go Sir Roger! my late mother in law was sitting next to him in flight from the UK to New Zeland in the 80’s she talked to him all the way and he was always terrible charming and polite. A gentleman through and through an example and inspiration to us allD

  • Shari says:

    007 is saving the animals! Thank you so much for helping those poor little ducks being choked to death with food. I will always love you 007!

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