#Animal Rights
To stop selfrdges selling Foie Gras
United Kingdom

Selfridges, the largest department store on Oxford Street, prides itself on its imaginative displays and aesthetic contrasts, but its decision to continue selling foie gras not only lacks imagination but is extraordinarily cruel.

Following a meeting with PETA, Harvey Nichols stated that it will no longer sell foie gras in its stores once it sells out its existing stock. Makro has made the same commitment. Waitrose, Sainsbury's and all other major supermarket chains refuse to carry the cruel product. Despite this, and despite several meetings between PETA and Selfridges executives, the retailer has refused to stop selling this delicacy of despair.

Ducks and geese raised for foie gras are force-fed until their livers become painfully diseased and enlarged and, in some cases, their organs rupture - abuse that would be illegal if dogs or cats were the victims. Foie gras production is so cruel that it is prohibited in 15 countries including the UK, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Israel, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. In the US, the sale of foie gras was banned in the city of Chicago last year, and the state of California has passed a law banning the sale and production of foie gras by 2012. Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck recently announced that he will no longer serve foie gras in any of his restaurants.

Giles Coren, the Times food writer, said of foie gras: "It's a lazy way for a half-competent chef to make his food seem flash." Consumers across the globe have demanded the removal of foie gras from stores and restaurants.

Please sign this petition and stop this. I have asked if I could send them this petition and they accepted so I will be sending this to peta when I have enough signatures. Please help.

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