Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Good for the Goose as Ocado Is the Latest to Stop Selling 'Cruel' Foie Gras

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Good for the Goose as Ocado Is the Latest to Stop Selling 'Cruel' Foie Gras

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Byline: Jonathan Prynn Consumer Business Editor

THE last British supermarket to stock foie gras has announced that it will no longer sell it.

Online grocer Ocado has pulled the goose liver from its website after a campaign by animal welfare group PETA. Ocado follows a long line of UK retailers and caterers to have banned foie gras in recent years including Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Wimbledon and the Royal Shakespeare company.

PETA manager Mimi Bekhechi said: "British opinion is overwhelmingly against the cruelty of foie gras production. By making the decision to stop stocking foie gras, Ocado has proved itself to be a modern, ethically minded company." The group said it approached Ocado "after being contacted by members of the public who were surprised and upset to see foie gras for sale on their website."

Ocado is believed to have stocked one foie gras line in its Reflets de France range. None of the other supermarkets have stocked foie gras for many years. …

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