Is foie gras disappearing?

March 27, 2008, 6:35 pm
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Foie gras has been removed from yet another menu, as Prince Charles as expressed his dislike at the inhumane aspects of creating the delicacy.

The Prince has requested the food be taken off royal menus following recent consumer feeling that it is unethical to eat the pate-like product.

It is possible that Prince Charles may also remove the royal approval from one of his favourite shops, the Cheese House in Tetbury, after learning it has been selling foie gras.

Justin Kerswell, the campaigns director of pressure group Viva!, described why the product is out of favour with the UK public.

“There is nothing humane about mechanically inducing disease in a bird by forcing a pipe down its throat and making him consume such an abnormal quantity of food that his liver expands many times its normal size,” he remarked.

Royal agreement over the matter is “invaluable”, Mr Kerswell noted.
Fortnum and Mason is one retailer that has also recently removed the delicacy from its shelves.

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