Sir Roger Moore passed away yesterday at the age of 89 after a battle with cancer. While he was well-known for playing James Bond for over a decade, one of his other major roles was fighting for animal rights.
In 2009, Moore partnered with PETA to highlight the unspeakable cruelty of foie gras production. At foie gras farms, ducks are force-fed through metal pipes shoved down their throats, which causes their livers to become enlarged.
Shortly thereafter, Moore wrote a column in the Daily Mail about his campaign and urged people not to support this cruelty:
I have seen few things so revolting and shaming as the horrendous routine cruelty to ducks and geese that goes into the production of one of the world’s so-called culinary delicacies, foie gras.
Sir Roger Moore was truly remarkable. He led by example and showed us all what class, compassion, and courage were. The world is a kinder place because he was here.
Mercy For Animals is asking e-commerce giant Amazon U.S. to ban the sale of foie gras. Yesterday at Amazon’s 2017 annual shareholders meeting in Seattle, Washington, MFA presented a landmark sustainability proposal that would do just that.
Over a dozen countries, many leading chefs and grocers, and even Amazon U.K. have banned the sale of this product of cruelty.
While Amazon claims responsible, ethical sourcing as part of its sustainability efforts, it effectively condones the intentional torture of innocent birds through one of the cruelest factory farming practices.
To keep Moore’s spirit of compassion alive, we ask that you lend your voice to the voiceless. Please sign and share our petition at AmazonCruelty.com to help end torture of ducks for foie gras.