10/12/2014
Foie gras du Périgord

In a brand new investigation video, Lolita Lempicka explains why she refuses to buy foie gras.

Lempicka is urging the public to view the new video footage L214 released today. The footage was filmed in November 2014 in three farms located in the renowned gastronomic area known as the Perigord Noir.

29/10/2014
world day against foie gras

Ask France to stop the imposition of suffering and death on 80 Million birds every year. Come join the World Day Against Foie-Gras Day for 2014, let's be many in front of French Embassies!

See the list of actions worldwide

02/08/2014

Support our action addressed to the European Commission by signing our petition via Change.org.

Sign the pétition

For several years now, L214 has regularly informed the European Commission of the ways that the French and the other foie gras producing countries deliberately ignore the European laws concerning Animal welfare.

For foie gras,
since 01/01 in France

force-feedings

dead from force-feeding

slaughtered

Stop foie gras

Foie gras soon to be banned in Europe?

The citizens and groups supporting the Manifesto for the abolition of foie gras call attention to the unescapable ban of force-feeding -hence, of foie gras production.

"No animal shall be provided with food or liquid in a manner (…) which may cause unnecessary suffering or injury."
Council Directive 98/58/EC of 20 July 1998.

"Methods of feeding and feed additives which cause distress, injury or disease to the ducks [and geese] or may result in development of physical or physiological conditions detrimental to their health and welfare shall not be permitted."
European Recommendations concerning ducks and geese used for the production of foie gras of 22 June 1999.

Foie gras is the pathological liver of a bird suffering from hepatic steatosis.
European Commission Scientific report of 16 December 1998.

Diarrhoea, panting, walking difficulties, lesions and inflammations of the neck are daily realities.

Force-feeding has already been banned in most European Union countries. It has been banned since January 1, 1999 in Poland. It has just been banned in Italy, Israel and California on grounds of cruelty. In Chicago selling foie gras, including in restaurants, has just been banned on same grounds.

Foie gras violates the principles of the European Convention for the protection of animals kept for farming purposes.

Citizens' Initiative for the banning of force-feeding.