2010 Apr 14

Winslet’s feathered friends

Vogue cover girl and Oscar winner Kate Winslet is lending her support to a campaign for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) – appealing to some of Britain’s top chefs to banish foie gras from their menus.

“Foie gras is sold as an expensive delicacy in some restaurants and shops. But no one pays a higher price for foie gras than the ducks and geese who are abused and killed to make it,” Winslet tells today’s Daily Telegraph.

The actress has narrated a video featuring footage Peta claims was filmed undercover on a foie gras farm – in which geese and ducks are shown to be in cramped and apparently filthy conditions.

Urging consumers to boycott foie gras in restaurants, Winslet described the production of it as being a “terrifying and painful” experience for the ducks and geese.

Source: Vogue UK