Following the lead of other groups, Animal Rights Cambridge is calling for their local council to pass a motion against foie gras on council premises. The local paper IS running a poll with the question: Should foie gras be banned?
Please vote ‘Yes‘ to the Foie Gras ban:
Every year in France, 30 million ducks are forced into cages so small they can’t even stretch their wings. Trapped and helpless, a metal tube is thrust down their throats and vast quantities of food are forcibly pumped into their stomachs so that their livers swell painfully to up to 10 times their natural size. There is no escape and no respite.
The suffering of these birds is so extreme it would be illegal in this country. However, free trade laws mean that every year we import tonnes of these diseased livers, marketed as an expensive delicacy. Britain is a driving force behind this cruel industry.
To see the reality of foie-gras production watch this video from Viva!