• Statement from Morrissey: It isn't nice and you shouldn't do it - TTY, 22 May 2013

    It isn't nice and you shouldn't do it - true-to-you.net

    Congratulations to Prince Charles for banning foie gras from all his functions.
    However, unsurprisingly, this most savage and cruel commodity continues to be the favorite "dish" of smiling mother-to-be Kate Muddleton (from whom, in fact, we expect no less.)

    Foie gras production is illegal in the UK, yet the ever-so-correct Fortnum and Mason have found suppliers in France who will keep their shelves stocked - possibly with the hope that smiling Kate will wobble in and place an order for her unborn child.
    Since Fortnum and Mason are now the only department store in London who are associated with the pitiless atrocity of foie gras, would you please write to them/contact them and exert pressure on them to stop selling such a savage beyond belief "product".

    Fortnum and Mason
    181 Piccadilly
    London W1A 1ER, England

    Twitter: @FortnumandMason

    http://www.fortnumandmason.com

    thank you!

    Morrissey
    22 May 2013
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Statement from Morrissey: It isn't nice and you shouldn't do it - TTY, 22 May 2013 started by MORRIZSEY View original post
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    1. CrystalGeezer's Avatar
      CrystalGeezer -
      Happy Birthday, baby.

      http://www.theonion.com/articles/kat...adline:default

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    1. MozAngeles818's Avatar
      MozAngeles818 -
      Sounds like Moz is hinting this for his Birthday present, LMAO.

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    1. klaus's Avatar
      klaus -
      Quote Originally Posted by MozAngeles818 View Post
      Sounds like Moz is hinting this for his Birthday present, LMAO.
      Bwahahahahahahahaha

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    1. Girlmostlikely's Avatar
      Girlmostlikely -
      I am more than happy to grant Morrissey's birthday wish! He is absolutely right about this...how is foie gras still around...horrific!!

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    1. CrystalGeezer's Avatar
      CrystalGeezer -
      Fortnum and who? It's gonna take more than a ladder to get the point across to them.

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    1. I Like You's Avatar
      I Like You -
      I wouldn't normally, but it is his birthday; so I sent Fortnumandblahblah an email:

      Dear Fortnumandblahblah,

      Stop selling foie gras you barbarous simpletons.

      Unkind Regards,
      Dagenham Dave

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    1. Iona Mink's Avatar
      Iona Mink -
      Harrods too.


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    1. Girlmostlikely's Avatar
      Girlmostlikely -


      This video tries to make it seem ok and it still comes off as utterly barbaric!!

      Anthony Bourdain is a disgusting creature!

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    1. Amy's Avatar
      Amy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Girlmostlikely View Post


      This video tries to make it seem ok and it still comes off as utterly barbaric!!

      Anthony Bourdain is a disgusting creature!
      Enraging. What an absolute moron this man is.

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    1. HandThatRocksTheCradle's Avatar
      HandThatRocksTheCradle -


      This is how they "feed" the ducks and geese to fatten them up to make foie gras.

      The feed is administered using a funnel fitted with a long tube (20–30 cm long), which forces the feed into the animal's esophagus; if an auger is used, the feeding takes about 45 to 60 seconds. Modern systems usually use a tube fed by a pneumatic pump fed via a slit cut in the esophagus; with such a system the operation time per duck takes about 2 to 3 seconds. During feeding, efforts are made to avoid damaging the bird's esophagus, which could cause injury or death, although researchers have found evidence of inflammation of the walls of the proventriculus after the first session of force-feeding. There is also indication of inflammation of the esophagus in the later stages of fattening. Several studies have also demonstrated that mortality rates can be significantly elevated during the gavage period.

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    1. realitybites's Avatar
      realitybites -
      ^^^ Anthony Bourdain is a witty, entertaining, highly intelligent gastroanthroplogist. LOVE him! And he is a brilliant writer. Check out Kitchen Confidential and The Nasty Bits.

      Bourdain is a libertarian who opposes bans and ridiculous food-related regulations. He does think McDonald's is evil, however. And is opposed to factory farming. But he is also a realist and understands that many people don't have the resources to to feed their families organic produce and free range meats. He also respects other cultures' foodways.

      He loves foie gras. Many people do.

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    1. Iona Mink's Avatar
      Iona Mink -
      Seems this is part of a concerted campaign from a number of factions.

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...foie-gras.html

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    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      This is the least I can do for my Mozzer's b-day. Fois grais sale & production is banned in California too. I went to a French restaurant recently that used to sell it. I like to agitate by winning gift cards to restaurants I would otherwise not go to and asking for a vegan menu or finding the one thing on the menu that may be vegan and asking for "vegan version." I got a hummus and vegetable tartine and the waitress volunteered that the butternut squash soup was dairy-free, but when I asked if this order was totally vegan she got hostile and confused. Here's the weird thing, most restaurants do have something vegan on the menu, but there is one "vegetarian" restaurant that has NOTHING vegan. WTF?!!!


      Quote Originally Posted by MozAngeles818 View Post
      Sounds like Moz is hinting this for his Birthday present, LMAO.

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    1. Amy's Avatar
      Amy -
      Quote Originally Posted by realitybites View Post
      He loves foie gras. Many people do.
      Oh, well that makes it alright then .

      How can he think that McDonalds is evil but force-feeding ducks to feast on their livers isn't?

      I am glad that this is illegal in the UK, and I don't find it the slightest bit ridiculous.

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    1. realitybites's Avatar
      realitybites -
      Quote Originally Posted by Amy View Post
      Oh, well that makes it alright then .

      How can he think that McDonalds is evil but force-feeding ducks to feast on their livers isn't?

      I am glad that this is illegal in the UK, and I don't find it the slightest bit ridiculous.

      It is only illegal to produce it. It is legal to buy and sell it. So essentially it is legal.

      I wasn't saying it is OK. I was explaining how Bourdain feels about it and why he thinks it is OK. The video shows him at Hudson Valley, small company in New York. He IS opposed to large factory farms that produce foie gras.

      To write him off as an idiot simply because he supports one thing you oppose seams silly. Are you aware of his positive contributions to the foodie, entertainment, and literary worlds?

      Bourdain's problem with McDonald's is mainly about its corporate practices i.e. globalization, marketing tactics--especially to children--and slave wages... as well as the way it sources its meat.

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    1. Oh my god, it's Robby!'s Avatar
      Oh my god, it's Robby! -
      email sent though I do really like Anthony Bourdain why?
      because I can have both

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    1. g23's Avatar
      g23 -
      Funny, he wrote an essay on the evils of masturbation with the same title...

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    1. Anonymous's Avatar
      Anonymous -
      Sexist and misogynistic...this man seems to despise motherhood and the physical effects it has on a woman. "smiling mother-to-be"..."Kate will wobble in"...etc. I love Morrissey and completely agree with his sentiment around foie gras but as a relatively new mother myself I really despise his cheap sarcasm and nastiness around this unborn child. Yes Morrissey, we know you hate the royals. Yes, we know you support animal rights. This doesn't give you the right to degrade pregnancy and motherhood.

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    1. hand in glove's Avatar
      hand in glove -
      Quote Originally Posted by HandThatRocksTheCradle View Post


      This is how they "feed" the ducks and geese to fatten them up to make foie gras.

      The feed is administered using a funnel fitted with a long tube (2030 cm long), which forces the feed into the animal's esophagus; if an auger is used, the feeding takes about 45 to 60 seconds. Modern systems usually use a tube fed by a pneumatic pump fed via a slit cut in the esophagus; with such a system the operation time per duck takes about 2 to 3 seconds. During feeding, efforts are made to avoid damaging the bird's esophagus, which could cause injury or death, although researchers have found evidence of inflammation of the walls of the proventriculus after the first session of force-feeding. There is also indication of inflammation of the esophagus in the later stages of fattening. Several studies have also demonstrated that mortality rates can be significantly elevated during the gavage period.
      Evil. Pure evil. Anyone who could support such a thing should take the place of these poor ducks - including Anthony Bourdain. See how they like it...

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    1. celibate's Avatar
      celibate -
      I shall email them and some of myfacebookfriends who are animal lovers I shall give them a the adress and email

      thanks Morrissey

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