The brutal procedure by which foie gras is produced is, frankly, too disgusting for me to want to outline on my blog, so I’ll spare you the bullet points and youtube video; but suffice it to say it’s viciously disgusting and – apologies to friends of mine who have eaten it – one of those useful signifiers you learn about someone. (oh, you stamp on spiders? oh, you pull the wings off butterflies? oh, you believe in hitting children? oh, you eat foie gras?).
If you can stomach it, watch the videos here and tell me it ain’t so – utterly vile.
Click here to petition the prime minister to ban foie gras; it’s already been outlawed in Poland, Denmark, Germany, Norway and Israel, and it’s time we did the same. (hat tip to Andrew Brown for directing me to this)
While you’re at it, you might want to petition the prime minister to stand up for the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty at the same time, by not signing up to renewing Trident. Alternatively, just check this list of MPs who have signed the early day motion asking for more time to debate the matter. If your MP’s name is not on it, make sure you vote for someone else in the next election.