He can bend spoons with his mind. He can restart a stopped watch. But can our friend, the magician, psychic, and mentalist Uri Geller convince Fortnum & Mason (F&M) CEO Ewan Venters to stop selling foie gras? Now that would be mesmerizingly good.
Uri has written to Venters on PETA UK’s behalf offering to use his powers of hypnotic suggestion to help the F&M chief rediscover his compassion and, presto-change-o, stop supporting the force-feeding of geese that’s too cruel for the UK. (Foie gras production is illegal in the U.K., which is why F&M buys the foie gras it sells from France.) Writes Uri:
I understand that Fortnum and Mason are one of the last remaining retailers to still sell foie gras. … There seems to be only one possible explanation: there could be some psychological block stopping you from doing the right thing. Luckily, I may have just the remedy. Meet with me, any time and any place, and through hypnotic suggestion I will help you tap into your mind, to put yourself in the place of the birds and know that it is indefensible to sell the product of their extreme suffering. … I am confident I can help you come to realize you’ll want nothing to do with this vile foie gras.
Let’s hope Mr. Venters is getting veeeeery sleepy. After which, he awakes refreshed and forgetful about why he ever wanted to make a few pounds off the grotesquely bloated livers of tortured geese.
What You Can Do
Send Ewan Venters your own (polite) suggestions (hypnotic or otherwise) about how to kick a bad habit and ditch foie gras for good.