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.
ANIMAL CHARITY VIVA! has written to celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal to congratulate him on the ethical decision to remove foie-gras from all his menus – both in the UK and Australia. This comes after years of campaigning by Viva! to educate chefs and the public about the way foie-gras is produced.
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.