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Anti-foie gras demo, London Town.


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PETA Selfridges Foie Gras Demo (Sat October 3)

 

Come participate in a fun, one-of-a-kind demonstration on Saturday, 3 October, to urge Selfridges to stop selling foie gras.

The demonstration will take place outside Selfridges at 400 Oxford Street at 11 am and last for 30 minutes. However, we will meet in a location close to (but not in front of) Selfridges at 9:45 am sharp to talk through the event.

 

Our goal is to get 100 compassionate people out for this eye-catching demonstration. Each participant will be given a duck mask to represent the ducks and geese who are used to make the fois gras sold at Selfridges. Some people will also hold signs, while others will distribute leaflets.

 

The demonstration will involve chanting to urge Selfridges to drop foie gras to the tune of the "Birdie Song" and doing the kind of dance you see in this video. A person in a duck costume will lead the way.

 

Foie gras production is banned in the UK and more than a dozen other countries. More than 60 per cent of Britons believe that foie gras sales should also be banned. Not one supermarket will sell foie gras in the UK. Foie gras has also been pulled from the shelves of House of Fraser, Prince Charles has banned it from Royal menus and the Pope has denounced it as cruel.

 

Please plan to take part in this unique demonstration to urge Selfridges to have a heart for ducks and geese, and bring your friends and family!

 

Attention non-Londoners: You, too, can take part! Unfortunately, we cannot pay for your travel and stay, but it's possible to get to London from other places in the UK very affordably through services like megabus.com. Why not make a weekend trip to London out of it? MegaBus.com advertises that it offers bookings starting at £1, plus a 50p booking fee (if you book in advance). If you do not have a friend or relative to stay with, it is possible to find affordable places to stay in London through hostelworld.com.

 

It's important that you please RSVP to me by writing to [email protected] with "Birdie" in the subject line of your e-mail. The meeting location, dress code, lyrics of the chant, instructions on the dance and other fun details will be sent (to people who RSVP) closer to the date of the demonstration

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