The RSPCA, PETA, and whatever other animal rights activists are lurking in the corners of the world will be glad to hear that, after watching a video showing how ducks are tortured by people in business of making and marketing foie gras, chef Gordon Ramsay has cut all ties with a supplier guilty of animal cruelty.
According to Ecorazzi, this supplier was one of the “stars” of a shocking PETA video documenting the abuses that ducks suffer at the hands of people who do not shy away from force-feeding them until they are about to burst just to make a few bucks by turning their fattened livers into foie gras.
“As soon as we were made aware of these allegations, we immediately suspended purchasing from this supplier and have launched an investigation,” a spokesperson for the celebrity chef told the press.
Gordon Ramsay has not yet confirmed or denied that he will pull foie gras from his menus, but the folks at the RSPCA sure hope he will.
“The RSPCA believes that the sale of traditionally-produced foie gras should be banned and no restaurateur or retailer should have this product on offer to its customers,” the group said.
“We hope that [Ramsay's restaurants] will cease sourcing traditional foie gras altogether, as this barbaric product should have no place in fine dining,” it added.