U.K.’s Fortnum & Mason Continues to Sell ‘Torture in a Tin’

Posted on by Ashley Fruno

foie grasWith stores located in the U.K. and Japan, retailer Fortnum & Mason prides itself on luxury, class, and a royal standard—but the conditions for geese and ducks raised on foie gras farms that supply to the retailer are squalid and horrific. Foie gras is illegal to produce in the U.K., along with a host of other countries, but selling it is not—and Fortnum & Mason continues to profit from this “torture in a tin.” That’s why world-famous magician Uri Geller—who has helped tens of thousands of people quit smoking and other vices—has penned a letter to Fortnum & Mason CEO Ewan Venters. Geller makes an offer to perform hypnotherapy free of charge to help uncover the reason why Venters insists on supporting his company’s sale of foie gras.

Geller also writes about how ludicrous it is to continue to sell vile foie gras despite the international condemnation from animal rights groups and citizens and the overwhelming video evidence showing barbaric conditions on foie gras farms. Geller concludes that “[t]here 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.”

On foie gras farms, birds have pipes shoved down their throats and huge amounts of grain and fat pumped into their stomachs several times a day. The result is diseased livers that swell to up to 10 times their normal size. Pipes often puncture the birds’ throats and cause them to bleed to death. Despite letters from tens of thousands of people and undercover video footage showing graphic evidence of abuse on foie gras farms from which Fortnum & Mason’s own distributer obtains foie gras, the retailer refuses to stop selling this despicable product.

How You Can Help

Join compassionate people from the U.K. and all over the world in telling Venters that it’s shameful that Fortnum & Mason continues to sell foie gras. Follow this link to send your message and stand up for animals!

Posted by Edwina Baier