July 13, 2007
Animal rights activists say they are stepping up their campaign
against Cheltenham restaurants selling foie gras. They targeted The
Queen's Hotel and Monty's restaurant on Thursday night.
Police were called to Monty's, in St George's Road, following a
complaint of customer intimidation. Protesters were holding placards
with the words 'Force fed until they're dead' on them.
They say they'll be targeting Cheltenham's restaurants every day next week.
A 23-year-old activist from Cheltenham called Chris, who refused to
give his full name, said: "We spoke to the manager and he said foie
gras would be coming off the menu in August, but it's a seasonal dish
so it wouldn't be sold then anyway.
"We want a full ban on its sale. It's illegal to produce foie gras in
this country, but not to have it imported. We want people to think
with their feet."