Costumed ‘Goose’ to Thank Prince Charles for Foie Gras Ban

PETA Supporter to Drop by White House in Time for Historic Meeting

For Immediate Release:
March 18, 2015

Sophia Charchuk 202-483-7382

Washington – PETA’s costumed “goose” will extend a personal thank-you to Prince Charles just ahead of the prince’s historic White House meeting with President Barack Obama on Thursday. The “goose”—bearing a sign proclaiming, “Charlie Is My Darlin’ for Banning Foie Gras From Royal Menus”—will greet D.C. passersby outside the White House.

Where:           The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

When:             Thursday, March 19, 9 a.m.

“Prince Charles’ compassionate stance against a product so vile that its production is banned in the U.K. is commendable,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA is asking D.C. residents to take the same no-holds-barred position and leave foie gras off their plates.”

As documented by PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—foie gras is produced by force-feeding ducks and geese huge amounts of grain through a metal tube that’s shoved down their throats several times a day until their livers swell to as much as 10 times their normal size. The pipes sometimes puncture the birds’ throats, and many of the animals suffer from ruptured internal organs, fungal and bacterial infections, and liver failure.

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