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Morrissey joins fight to ban foie gras in U.K. store

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May 22, 2013 | 10:45pm EDT

Rocker Morrissey has joined a growing list of animal-loving celebrities urging fans to take action against a high-end British store over the sale of foie gras. Stars including Sir Roger Moore, Chrissie Hynde, Pamela Anderson and Brigitte Bardot are among those backing a petition urging the owners of Fortnum & Mason to stop selling the controversial pate. In a new letter of support for a ban, Morrissey thanks British royal Charles, Prince of Wales for refusing to serve foie gras at official events, but slams his daughter-in-law Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge for still eating it. The former The Smiths star now wants his fans to rise up against bosses of the posh retailer and demand that foie gras be taken off its shelves. He writes, "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'."

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