End Cruel Factory Farming and Force-Feeding of Ducks and Geese for Popular Culinary Dish

Target: Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Goal: Include a ban on foie gras and other cruel factory farming practices as part of Britain’s proposed new animal welfare laws.

Foie gras is a popular delicacy that is the result of unseen horror and brutality. To produce the dish made from fattened goose or duck liver, live birds must be force-fed unnatural amounts of grain several times a day. This extreme example of cruel factory farming must be brought to an end as part of the United Kingdom’s new proposed animal welfare laws.

The birds that are raised for foie gras are subjected to a miserable, short existence consisting of confinement, fear and violent force-feeding. Many birds end up choking on their own vomit as grain is poured down pipes or as funnels are shoved down their throats. Those that survive often end up suffering from a variety of health-related issues, including lesions on their feet and fungal infections, before their eventual slaughter.

The inhumane practice of raising birds for foie gras, as well as other cruel factory farming processes, must be brought to an end. Sign this petition to demand that the United Kingdom enact a ban on foie gras as part of its proposed animal welfare laws.


Dear Secretary Gove,

There are few farming practices that are more cruel or horrific than that of raising ducks and geese for foie gras. In order to produce the fatty livers that are the trademark of this dish, these birds are force-fed multiple times a day, sometimes to the point of choking on their own vomit. There is no excuse for this extremely abusive practice to continue in the United Kingdom or anywhere else.

With the sweeping new animal welfare laws currently being proposed, there is a unique opportunity to ban this practice and other cruel factory farming procedures. That is why we, the undersigned, urge you to support a complete ban on foie gras throughout the U.K. as a first step toward the end of inhumane factory farming.


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  1. Linda Hilty-Tuttle says:

    This is SO DISGUSTING and this extreme example of CRUEL FACTORY FARMING must be brought to an END as part of the United Kingdom’s new proposed animal welfare laws! STOP SKINNING, MURDERING, AND FORCE FEEDING innocent animals for human pleasure!



  3. Disgusting abuse of animals that should be illegal! How do these industries defy animal welfare laws. They’re getting away with abusing animals
    In the name of “farming?” When will laws force this brutality to stop!!!

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