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Moore wins foie gras battle with top British store

Harvey Nichols chiefs were urged to take action by the former 007 actor as part of his campaign against the delicacy on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Moore has previously convinced the company’s executives to stop selling foie gras, and after talks with PETA officials they also agreed to remove the dish from the menu at Harvey Nichols restaurants in the New Year.

The actor’s success has prompted him to increase pressure on other top U.K. stores, which list the pate as a menu item – his next target is Queen Elizabeth II’s favourite London store, Fortnum & Mason.

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In a statement on the PETA website, Moore says, “It’s absolutely splendid news that Harvey Nichols has taken my appeal and that of other caring people into consideration and will be pulling foie gras from its menus.

“With British businesses like Harvey Nichols and Selfridges rejecting foie gras, I will now be turning my attention to a little shop in Piccadilly called Fortnum & Mason, which PETA informs me is resistant to appeals for compassion for cruelly force-fed birds!”

Foie gras is a food product made of the liver of a duck or goose that has been specially fattened.

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