King Charles Has Banned Foie Gras from the Royal Palaces

One of King Charles III's first proclamations as king was to ban foie gras from being served at every British Royal Palace. Keep reading to know why the King took this step, which was only just recently made public by a popular animal rights group, and why some people are praising him for doing so.

By Cookist

King Charles has big shoes to fill as the successor of the late Queen Elizabeth, and while he has not been able to rally one hundred percent of his people’s love and support as she did, he has been taking steps toward it.

Some days ago, an animal rights group known as the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals revealed that he had banned foie gras from the palaces. They were full of praise for him for the king’s wise decision to ban the delicacy.

Why Foie Gras?


Foie Gras is made in a way that puts the animal into excruciating torture. The delicacy requires geese to be forcefully fed until their livers become viable enough to be used.

Buckingham Palace has yet to make any comments on this ban however, PETA wrote a public letter they allegedly received from royal officials.

The letter, which was signed by the master of the King’s Household, Tony Johnstone-Burt, read: “I can confirm that foie gras is not purchased by the Royal

Household nor served in Royal Residences, and there are no plans for this policy to change.”

The proclamation does not surprise those who have been following the King’s life and dealings because they know he has always been environmentally conscious. While he was Prince of Wales, Charles banned foie gras from his residence but now that he is a king, that term now covers a lot of things.

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