Duchess steps up bid to end foie gras sales

BLUE-blooded animal rights campaigners the Duke and Duchess of Hamilton today stepped up their war with Selfridges over the sale of foie gras.

The couple, who live in their 14th century home at Lennoxlove, East Lothian, wrote to the company urging it to stop selling the luxury, made from the fattened livers of ducks and geese.

Selfridges chief executive Paul Kelly replied saying that the store had tried to bring in "welfare-friendly" foie gras from Spain.

But today the Duchess wrote to the firm again, urging them to stop selling the "immoral" product outright.

In her letter, she wrote: "You do not get accolades for promising to one day sell something 'humane' if you intend to continue selling something that is grossly inhumane at the same time.

"May I please hear from you that you will remove all foie gras from your shelves?"

Back to the top of the page