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Foie Gras still served in EU Parliament

News Section Icon Published 22/05/2015

Many MEPs have been fighting to get foie gras removed from the European Parliament’s restaurants.

A letter signed by 36 MEPs was sent to Martin Schulz, the EU Parliament president. The letter called for a ban on the sale of foie gras in all Parliament restaurants and catering outlets in Brussels, Strasbourg and Luxembourg.

UK Green MEP, Keith Taylor, led the enquiry. Unfortunately, a committee of five MEPs decided to continue to allow foie gras to be served.

Our, Director of Campaigns, Dil Peeling, for Compassion in World Farming said “We are deeply disappointed that the EU Parliament refused to ban the sale of foie gras in their own establishments. We’ll continue to fight for an EU wide ban on the production and sale of foie gras".

“This cruel practice has to stop.”

Why is foie gras cruel?

Foie gras or ‘fatty liver’, is produced by cruelly force feeding ducks and geese so that their livers become enlarged.

Around one million birds die during this cruel feeding process every single year. Many countries have banned the force feeding of animals for foie gras. Annually more than 19,000 tonnes of foie gras is produced in France alone.

We will continue to work to get foie gras banned across Europe. 


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