Does Gordon Ramsay say no to foie gras in his restaurants?

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No more foie gras in the kitchen for Gordon Ramsay? The multi-starred chef, after the numerous appeals of the past years, seems to have finally decided to listen to the animal rights activists, or at least in part. In the wake of some undercover footage released by activists about the horrific conditions of the animals being held to produce the horrible delicacy from one of his suppliers, Ramsey blocked his orders.



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No more foie gras in the kitchen for Gordon Ramsay? The multi-starred chef, after the numerous appeals of the past years, seems to have finally decided to listen to the animal rights activists, or at least in part. In the wake of the peta campaign and some undercover footage released by activists about the horrific conditions of the animals being held for producing the horrible delicacy from one of his suppliers, Ramsey blocked his orders.

The video shows familiar images: ducks barely breathing, unable to move, suffocated by their vomit. All the fault offorced feeding, which involves inserting a metal type into their throat to make their liver sick. This is how foie gras is made in general, not only at this supplier.

Ma Ramsey decided to wake up from his indifference towards animal suffering precisely for this specific case. Impossible even to imagine the reasons, but so be it. “As soon as we were informed of these allegations, we immediately suspended the purchase from this supplier and launched an investigation, ”said a spokesperson for the chef. Unfortunately, this does not mean that foie gras will be removed from its menus forever.

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), however, is full of hope: “The RSPCA believes that the sale of foie gras should be banned and no restaurateur or vendor should have this product available to their customers. We hope that the sale of foie gras will cease completely, as this barbaric product should have no place in any dinner ”.

While producing foie gras is banned in the UK, as well as in many other countries, due to animal cruelty, it is still legal to import, sell and serve it.




For this reason, a definitive no from the very famous protagonist of Hell's Kitchen could influence other restaurants to make similar ethical choices.


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