F1 heiress inspires Tony Fernandes to ban foie gras from AirAsia and Lotus Racing events
In February, Ecclestone wrote letters to Formula 1 team sponsors asking them to keep foie gras off the menu at all their events.
Tony Fernandes of Lotus Racing, took her request to heart and one giant step to ban foie gras from AirAsia and all Lotus Racing events.
"Our lovely foie gras campaign ambassador saved two birds with one appeal when she wrote to Tony Fernandes. We are delighted that Lotus Racing and AirAsia will never again serve 'torture in a tin' at their events," says the director of PETA Asia-Pacific.
Workers use metal pipes to pump a 2 kilograms of mixture of grain maize and fat into the stomachs of ducks and geese several times a day to make foie gras.
In human terms, that would be the equivalent of being forced to eat roughly 20 kilograms of pasta.
As a result, the birds' liver swells up to 10 times their normal size, making them ill and often immobile. Many animals have also been known to bleed to death when the pipes puncture their throat.
Foie gras production has been banned in 16 countries, including the UK, Germany and Israel.
The Pope has denounced the production of foie gras as cruel, and Sir Roger Moore narrated a graphic video showing the cruelty of foie gras production.
For more information, please visit PETAAsiaPacific.com
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