Fortnums defends sale of foie gras

Sarah Coles
Kate and Camilla in Fortnum & Mason
Kate and Camilla in Fortnum & Mason

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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), backed by Sir Roger Moore, have been campaigning to have foie gras removed from the shelves of Fortnum & Mason. A similar campaign persuaded Sefridges to stop stocking it in 2009, but Fortnums is adamant that it will not budge.

So why has this row erupted, and what's wrong with foie gras?