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Please contact the London Olympic Committee and ask that they remove foie gras from the menu

July 4, 2012

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Please contact the London Olympic Committee appealing to them that Foie Gras does NOT belong on the Great “British” menu for the London Olympics. You may use the sample letter below, but please modify so they receive a variety of statements.

Foie Gras is extremely vicious and NOT British! The production of Foie Gras is banned in the UK, but due to free-trade laws it can be imported. Funding and supporting the Foie Gras industry is NOT British and hypocritical.

You will receive a canned response, but please still protest by sending an email, thank you.


Automatic webform can be used HERE

I used “general enquiry” for subject.


To Whom It Concerns,

I am very disappointed to see that foie-gras has been featured extensively in the series The Great British Menu for the London Olympics.

Foie-gras is the grossly enlarged liver of a duck or goose and is essentially a disease, marketed as a delicacy. Birds raised for this ‘gourmet’ cruelty are force-fed enormous quantities of food through a long metal pipe, three times a day. This process of deliberate and painful overfeeding continues for up to a month by which time the birds’ livers have swelled to ten times their normal size. Every year, around a million ducks die during this period of force-feeding.

Foie-gras is not produced in Britain, as the Government has made it clear that its production would contravene existing animal welfare regulations, but sadly it is still perfectly legal to import it.

I am asking you to follow in Californias latest boycott and ban of Foie Gras; please stop promoting it as being British and take it off the Olympic menu.

Thank you for taking the time to read this urgent appeal.


stop this cruelty before it is
too late.
foie gross does not belong
on anyone’s plate!!!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

18 Comments leave one →
  1. July 4, 2012 1:19 pm

    I sent my letter thanks so much for the link it made things go much quicker and easier! Please write your quick letter today!


    • July 4, 2012 5:57 pm

      Thank you as always, Florence!


      • July 6, 2012 1:03 pm

        No worries Stacey its the least i can do and its my pleasure to do it ; )
        Anything for the animals! Ill be sending another letter today thanks for all you do for animals Stacey!


  2. Allan Yorkowitz permalink
    July 4, 2012 2:59 pm

    With so many restaurants across the globe eliminating this disgusting “food”. why would the Olympic Committee offer this up in the possibility of offending nations who have long banned this – as food?


  3. July 4, 2012 5:35 pm

    I think “Great British Menu” is a TV show (which has indeed been criticised for featuring Foie Gras); from where comes the idea that there’s a single “Olympic Menu”, or that it features Foie Gras?


  4. July 4, 2012 6:00 pm

    Hi, Ian. This alert initiated on Facebook:

    From the background comments on the topic: I am very disappointed to see that foie-gras has been featured extensively in the series The Great British Menu for the London Olympics.

    We also did publish an alert not too long ago targeting the BBC, and we’ve been receiving canned responses from the Olympic Committee regarding the foie gras:

    “Thanks for your question regarding the availability of foods on the Olympic menu.

    We have been working with the catering companies supplying food services to every Olympic and Paralympic venue to refine menus that offer a range of foods suited to a variety of tastes and needs. Part of this planning is the inclusion of products suited to those with food intolerances. The food menus will be made available to the public prior to the event beginning, the method is still being worked through.

    All items proposed for service during the Games undergo a stringent process of quality analysis and we have installed requirements for our catering partners to utilise reputable products, for example Red Tractor certified.

    Please stay tuned to the website and London 2012 news for more information relating to the above.

    Kind regards,


    Does that help at all? Thanks for your comments.


  5. linda badham permalink
    July 5, 2012 2:58 am



  6. July 5, 2012 4:36 am

    stop this cruelty before it is
    too late.
    foie gross does not belong
    on anyone’s plate!!!


  7. July 5, 2012 2:55 pm

    This barbaric cruelty should be banned everywhere – well done California for bannin sale of this evil sick so called “food”..


  8. July 6, 2012 1:08 pm

    i also shared on fb and care2 hopefully that will get alot more people sending letters!


    • July 7, 2012 11:44 am

      Wonderful! Thank you so much, Florence!


      • July 8, 2012 1:18 pm

        Anytime Stacey! Its the least i can do! Thank you for writing such great articles to bring attention to the suffering and mistreatment of all animals! You keep on writing and i’ll keep on sharing! Your the BEST Stacey. Keep up the GREAT work!


        • July 8, 2012 7:05 pm

          Thank you so very much, that means so much to me! You keep up the exceptional work, too. xox


  9. July 15, 2012 11:13 am

    Reblogged this on STOP ANIMAL ABUSE.


  10. July 16, 2012 6:22 am

    Not proud to be british 😦

    Will send a mail and reblog about it – heard about it courtesy of precious jules above.


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