Reading Time: < 1 minute The club has pledged to never serve the dish again (Photo: Twitter / Pamela Anderson)
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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’. 

‘Downright vile’

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.”

Vegan alternative

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

Liam Giliver

Liam is the former Deputy Editor of Plant Based News. He has written for The Independent, Huffington Post, Attitude Magazine, and more. He is also the author of 'We're Worried About Him'.