British pop singer and notorious vegetarian Morrissey used his 54th birthday (May 22) to write a scathing open letter regarding the sale and consumption of controversial dish foie gras, which is made from the livers of force-fed ducks or geese.
In the letter entitled “It isn’t nice and you shouldn’t do it” posted to Morrissey fan site True To You, Moz targets UK department store Fortnum & Mason for selling foie gras on store shelves, even though the item is considered illegal in Britain. He also takes the occasion to laud Prince Charles for banning the dish (which is rare, given the singer’s legendary distaste for the Royal Family), although the Prince’s daughter-in-law, Kate Middleton, is not so fortunate:
Congratulations to Prince Charles for banning foie gras from all his functions.
However, unsurprisingly, this most savage and cruel commodity continues to be the favorite “dish” of smiling mother-to-be Kate Muddleton (from whom, in fact, we expect no less.)
Foie gras production is illegal in the UK, yet the ever-so-correct Fortnum and Mason have found suppliers in France who will keep their shelves stocked – possibly with the hope that smiling Kate will wobble in and place an order for her unborn child.
Since Fortnum and Mason are now the only department store in London who are associated with the pitiless atrocity of foie gras, would you please write to them/contact them and exert pressure on them to stop selling such a savage beyond belief “product”.
Fortnum and Mason
London W1A 1ER, England
22 May 2013
It’s been a tumultuous year for the former Smiths singer, including Morrissey pulling out of a scheduled appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to protest fellow guests from reality show Duck Dynasty and being forced to cancel a slew of U.S. tour dates due to illness.