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Victory! Selfridges Says ‘No’ to Foie Gras

Written by PETA | November 16, 2009 / CC

Two years ago, PETA UK began urging Selfridges to drop foie gras from its shelves so that it would stop contributing to the fatal force-feeding of ducks and geese. PETA UK and its supporters dauntlessly demonstrated, sent more than 5,000 e-mails to Selfridges, and placed thousands of phone calls to the retailer. We are thrilled to announce that all this hard work has paid off: Selfridges has pledged to stop selling foie gras forever.

The splendid news comes from Sir Roger Moore, PETA UK’s committed celebrity spokesperson, who received the call directly from Selfridges. Moore’s unwavering dedication, along with the inspiring passion of PETA UK’s campaigners, attracted endless attention on television, in newspapers, and around the Internet—wherever you turned, PETA UK was there, spreading the message to give up foie gras.

This towering triumph is proof that every e-mail, phone call, and letter matters. Please help spread the success by writing to managers of local restaurants that still sell the vile food. Alert them to the gross cruelty behind foie gras, and ask them to remove it from their menus.

Written by Logan Scherer

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  • lisaB says:

    I am so happy to learn of htis great victory!.. at last!! I’m on verge of bursting into tears of relief for so many birds who will be spared from this terrible torment for the sake of this so called delicacy.. or at the very least another outlet for this terrible product closes down.. and Thankyou Sir RMoore.. and all people who took part in the demosemails to Selfridges… for the birds’ sakes.. it was all worth it in the end..

  • Lauren Holt says:

    YES!! WELL DONE TO SIR RICHARD MOORE AND EVERYONE!! This is the first breakthrough I have been involved in since I joined! I handed out these leaflets in class!!

  • Chuck Piorkowski says:

    It’s good to see that places stop selling this. It needs to be made illeagal.

  • carmen says:

    Nice I quit eating foi years ago! it sucks..they cause this poor ducks horrible pain and…foi is not even a healthy food…’s very bad! Great work!

  • Mina says:

    At Last! Now let’s pressure Harrods?

  • Bluebell says:

    This is fantastic news! Well done PETA!

  • Jill says:

    Now how do we go about banning it at restaurants in our own towns? I live in Santa barbara California and a restaurant called Cafe Luck sells it and they ignore all my emails and phone calls. Wanna help me? Call Cafe Luck and leave a message at 805.962.5393 This is the same guy who owns the lucky jeans brand and several restaurants here in town. Thank you for calling! There are others Bouchen is another… Suggestions?

  • Brien Comerford says:

    Now it’s high time to ban all fleshfoods.