Viva! has been featured in the Mirror’s new investigation into a foie-gras producer in France. The report features disturbing images of caged birds, ducks force-fed so much grain that it sprays from their mouths when they can’t take any more, piles of dead birds and ducks with bloody injuries and some so weak they cannot lift their heads off the floor of their cages.
SUCCESS!: May 2014 - York Food Festival - although they state that they will not take a position on the issue - have confirmed that foie-gras will not feature in any events they put on themselves and it will not feature in any festival listings of third party events. York City Council have also reiterated its commitment to ensuring that areas under its ownership and management will remain resolutely foie-gras free. Thank you to everyone who wrote!
ANIMAL CHARITY VIVA! – who recently celebrated persuading internet giant Amazon to delist products containing foie-gras in the UK – is calling on celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay to dump the controversial food stuff after scenes of suffering were recorded on multiple French farms belonging to one of his approved suppliers.
ANIMAL CHARITY VIVA! and one of its patrons are calling on online marketplace eBay to follow Amazon UK by prohibiting the sale of foie-gras on its British marketplace* **.
ANIMAL CHARITY VIVA! has today congratulated Amazon for ending the sale of controversial foie-gras in their British online marketplace.
The retail giant – the world’s largest online marketplace – has now officially prohibited its sale after pressure by the campaigning group who, earlier this year, presented the company with evidence of the abject suffering caused by its production and a petition signed by over 10,000 Amazon customers and Viva! supporters.
CAMPAIGNING animal group Viva! has expressed its relief that California is now on the verge of implementing a ban on the sale of foie-gras – over seven years after then Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger originally agreed it.
Viva! and Exeter's Friends for Animals protest against the use of foie-gras outside a local eatery with Viva!'s new giant duck
Since 1999, Viva! has run a highly successful campaign to highlight the suffering of factory farmed ducks in the UK. Viva! investigators have visited almost all the major producers in Britain, exposing how these essentially wild birds are crammed into industrial sheds in their thousands and are denied all that is natural to them. Almost all duck meat comes from factory-farmed birds. Aquatic animals - they are meant to eat, swim, dive, clean and play in water - and yet they never see it, except in their drinkers.