No more foie gras in Buckingham: King Charles III has banned this dish from the tables in royal residences, according to a letter from the palace sent to the Peta association.
Charleswho have long fought for the protection of nature, organic farming and the fight against climate change, would be a longtime opponent of foie gras.
“Thank you for your letter about the ethical issues surrounding foie gras”writes the lord of the king’s household to the association Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), in a letter, Friday 18 November.
“I can confirm that foie gras is not purchased by the royal household or served in royal residences and this policy is not expected to change”continues Sir Tony Johnstone-Burt in this letter dated 10 November.
Buckingham Palace did not respond to requests from AFP.
Elizabeth II, died September 8would love foie gras. Duck foie gras had been served to him at a state dinner in Paris in June 2014 with former president François Hollande.
To thank the king, Peta sent him a box “fake fat”, served in vegan chef Alexis Gauthier’s restaurant in London. Peta “urge everyone to follow the king’s example and not eat foie gras for Christmas and after”writes the association in a press release.
Considered a delicacy and often eaten at Christmas, foie gras can currently be imported and sold in the UK but not produced in the country.
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