Because of the extreme cruelty involved in the production of foie gras—the diseased and "fatty liver" of force-fed ducks and geese—many restaurants and grocery stores around the world have stopped serving and selling it. Yet Celebrity Cruises—which is owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises, the world's second-largest cruise-line operator—continues to serve foie gras on some of its cruises.
Please write to Royal Caribbean and urge the company to stop serving foie gras on all its cruise lines.
Investigations of foie gras farms in the U.S. and overseas have documented countless sick, dead, and dying birds, including some animals who were found suffering from holes in their necks after pipes had been forced down their throats. One investigation in New York found ducks crammed into wire cages. Animals' beaks were bloody, and their wings were twisted together. At another foie gras farm, birds were found dangling by wires as blood spilled from their neck wounds onto live animals beneath them.
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Foie gras production is so cruel that it has been condemned by the pope and is prohibited in 15 countries, including the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Israel, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, and the U.K.
Please take a moment to write to Royal Caribbean CEO Richard Fain. Politely tell him to stop serving foie gras on all of Royal Caribbean's cruise lines.