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Celebrity actor and animal-rights activist Pamela Anderson has managed to get Playboy Club London to remove foie gras from its menu.
The Baywatch star wrote a letter to Steve Hight, Venue Director Playboy Club London – urging the club to stop offering the ‘cruelly produced item’.
There’s nothing sexy about foie gras- which means ‘fatty liver’. In fact, it’s downright vile,” Anderson wrote.
“It’s produced by ramming metal tubes down the throats of gentle geese and ducks in order to force-feed them until their livers swell up, pressing against their lungs and making it hard for them to breathe. It’s notoriously horrid food for which birds are condemned to such intense suffering that its production would be illegal in the UK and more than a dozen other countries.
“Selling this abhorrent pâté is not in keeping with the Playboy brand I know and love, and I hope you’ll remove it from the menu right away.”
Anderson suggested the club introduced a vegan version of the dish, adding: “A 100 percent humane and delicious dish that is bursting with bold flavors and doesn’t come at the expense of an animal’s life.”
Playboy Club London responded to Anderson’s letter, saying it has removed foie gras from its menu and has ‘pledged never to serve it again’.
You can read the full letter here