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Pamela Anderson Calls Out Gordon Ramsay For Selling Foie Gras

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Pamela Anderson Calls Out Gordon Ramsay For Selling Foie Gras

Pamela Anderson has come out slamming Gordon Ramsay for selling foie gras at his restaurants and has called for him to rid the dish from his menus.

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The former Baywatch star has been a supporter of the charity People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for over 20 years and has written a letter to Ramsay urging him to get it removed from his menu at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay.

In the letter, Anderson praises the chef for trying to 'create a beautiful dining experience' but goes in on him saying that the controversial dish is 'produced in a real-life Hell's Kitchen' - playing on the name of one of his popular TV shows.

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She said: "I'm writing to encourage you to banish this dish from your menu - but also to present you with an idea.

"I'm sure that your restaurant makes a great effort to create a beautiful dining experience, but foie gras is nothing more than a diseased liver produced in a real-life Hell's Kitchen."

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She added: "Given your exceptional talent, I have no doubt that you can create dishes to impress that don't involve this cruelty."

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Though foie gras is illegal in the UK, it is legal to have the dish imported. Sometimes foie gras is made by force-feeding geese and ducks - either by hand or on specialised farms - until their livers swell up to ten times their correct size. This is then the product foie gras.

Anderson's letter to Ramsay comes after the celebrity chef tweeted he'd 'give this vegan thing a try'. Anderson has been a vegan for years - and she then claimed she was surprised to have learned from a friend that the foie gras was still on the menu.

She goes on to suggest a 'cruelty-free' option in 'faux gras' - for national vegan month in November - which she describes as a 'decadent vegan version of the dish that comes with all the flavour but none of the suffering'.

ETA's Director of Vegan Corporate Projects, Dawn Carr, said: "Pamela Anderson is a long-time champion of animals, including the birds who are abused to produce foie gras.

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"Over the past few years, she has written to London department store Fortnum & Mason urging it to ditch the vile pâté and called on the French National Assembly to ban the force-feeding of geese and ducks.

"On foie gras farms, workers repeatedly ram pipes down gentle birds' throats and pump huge amounts of grain into their stomachs, often tearing holes in their necks and sometimes rupturing their internal organs.

"Foie gras production is so cruel that it's illegal in the UK and more than a dozen other countries, and the majority of the public is rightfully sickened by this horrific industry.

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"Consumers have the power to take a stand against foie gras by refusing to buy this 'torture in a tin' and instead choosing one of the many healthy and cruelty-free vegan vile pâté's available."

LADbible has contacted Gordon Ramsay for a comment.

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Topics: Animal Cruelty, Food, Celebrity, News, US News, Gordon Ramsay, Pamela Anderson

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