13 February 2012

PETA to Michelin: Rate restaurants that serve shark fin soup and foie gras zero stars

PETA has sent a letter to Michel Rollier, CEO of the Michelin Guide, asking that they rate restaurants serving foie gras and shark fin soup with 0 stars. The Michelin Guide is a series of annual guidebooks published for over a dozen countries. The guidebooks include ratings of travel related services including restaurants and hotels.

Foie gras is a liver dish that entails the force feeding if ducks and geese until their livers are enlarged and diseased. This practice is banned in many countries but still considered a delicacy in many places around the world.

Shark fin soup encourages fisherman to hack off the shark fins while the animal is still alive and then tossing the shark back into the water, where it will suffocate or bleed to death.

You can read the letter sent by PETA here. If the public is educated about the cruel measures used to produce these meals, the demand will diminish.

John Himmelberger | Blog | Facebook| @johnhimm
Maryland John lives in Maryland where he works as a sales manager. John and his wife Eileen’s pursuit to achieve optimum health combined with a desire to send a strong message to factory farming, inspired them to examine what they put into their bodies. Now a vegan, John has great admiration for groups like Farm Sanctuary and hopes to influence others by sharing his positive experiences.

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