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#1 Old 03-20-2007, 02:57 PM
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York City councillor, Paul Blanchard (who recently tried to get the inhumane 'delicacy' of foie gras banned in the City of York), now has a petition and website to demand a UK ban on the sale of foie gras.

Please sign the petition to ban foie gras as soon as possible at:

For more information, visit the website at:

Foie gras is the liver of force-fed ducks and geese. To produce it, at 12 weeks old the birds are restrained and grain is forced down the throat through a pipe, a process that often results in physical injury. A massive quantity of food is forced into the birds, so that their livers are swollen to 6-10 times normal size; which makes movement and breathing difficult, as well as causing other health problems. EU research shows that force feeding leads to severe liver damage, great pain, and high mortality rates.The force-feeding of geese is already explicitly outlawed in many countries. UK law is inconsistent: existing animal cruelty laws prohibit production in the UK; but as the sale is still permitted, birds still suffer to satisfy UK demand, albeit in other countries, as the foie gras is imported.
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#2 Old 03-20-2007, 03:53 PM
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Signed it. Foie gras is disgusting and inhumane.
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#4 Old 03-21-2007, 08:25 AM
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Signed. Damn, that's horrid.
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#5 Old 03-21-2007, 08:47 AM
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I signed but waiting for the confirmation email
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#6 Old 03-26-2007, 05:16 AM
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I'm been a bit cheeky here and posting so that the message gets put back near the top again.

I am helping loads with the campaign to make my home city a foie gras free place to live and hope to help get it banned nationnaly too.

SO please please please can everybody sign the petition and help me help get foie gras banned.

Thank you.
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#7 Old 03-26-2007, 09:32 AM
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Yep true. In French it means "fat liver" which gives a pretty clear idea of what it takes to "make" some. I've signed dozens of petitions against it, it's just barbaric. And I'll sign these !
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#8 Old 04-02-2007, 03:07 PM
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Not that it was really needed to be mentioned, but there is now an EDM for MPs to sign regarding the abolishment of foie gras in the UK.
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#9 Old 04-02-2007, 03:51 PM
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I've signed, and posted the site on another forum. I hope something happens with this.
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#10 Old 04-03-2007, 07:28 AM
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Signed it
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I signed. I don't know how much these petitions ever help though It's worth a try.
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#12 Old 04-10-2007, 10:54 AM
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After their 9th article regarding foie gras and local coucillor Paul Blanchard's petition to the Prime Minister and York MP, Hugh Bayley's EDM (Early Day Motion), calling upon MP's to support the ban of the sale of the dish in the UK, the York Press pose the question..

Ban Foie Gras?
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#13 Old 04-14-2007, 06:55 AM
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I'm not in the UK.
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#14 Old 04-14-2007, 02:01 PM
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I don't know whether I'm a British citizen or just a subject, but I do hold a British passport, so I reckon that will do.
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#15 Old 04-20-2007, 04:44 PM
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I've signed.

Another atrocity to add to the industry.
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