Celebrities join the fight
Jenny Seagrove, actress
"Ducks and geese have been torn from the wild, and forced into cages so small they canít even move their wings. There is no escape for these little prisoners, forced to endure the pain and the terror of force feeding. And for what? An unspeakably cruel dish masquerading as a delicacy."
Martin Shaw, actor and Viva! patron
"The production of foie-gras is one of the cruellest and most degrading forms of animal torture. We should affirm our humanity by banning its use."
Viva! patron Heather Mills
"Itís comes from tortured ducks and geese, itís a product of disease and it costs a fortune but some people still drool and dribble over foie-gras. Itís obtained by imprisoning birds in cages so tiny they canít move, by forcing a pipe down their throats and force feeding them until their livers swell to ten times their natural size. There is always someone whoís ready to excuse barbarity and cruelty and thatís what those who eat it and those who sell it are doing. But there is no excuse and thatís why everyone should back Viva!ís campaign to make Britain foie-gras free. It certainly has my support."
Roger Moore, actor
"Foie-gras is barbarism masquerading as a delicacy; obtained by imprisoning birds in cages so tiny they canít move, by forcing a pipe down their throats and force feeding them until their livers swell to ten times their natural size. Congratulations to Viva! for fighting this awful cruelty."
Josef Brown, actor
"The production of foie-gras is one of the most inhumane practices we currently exploit non-human animals for. The consumption of it is barbaric or at the very least, the height of ignorance. The contradiction that the UK makes it illegal to produce Foie-gras but legal to import and consume it is a mockery."