Aiming her words at the store’s CEO, Ewan Venters, Pamela said: “I am pretty tough, but watching this disgusting process [in a video] brought me to tears. My ice skating may not have won a popularity contest in Britain, but I love the UK and its reputation as a nation that opposes cruelty to animals.
“That’s why I’m stunned that Fortnum & Mason sells a product that involves one of the cruellest practices in the world.”
Other stars protesting against the food product – which is illegal to produce in the UK – include Twiggy, Ricky Gervais, Kate Winslet and Tamara Ecclestone. Alicia Silverstone has also previously voiced her support for PETA’s campaign by appearing in a graphic video, where she explained the process workers go through to de-feather and force-feed ducks and geese for decoration and fois gras.
The ‘Clueless’ actress – who is a committed vegan and previous recipient of the Sexiest Female Vegetarian award – said: “You can help stop this suffering by purchasing only down-free products and encouraging all your friends and family members to do the same. This is one simple way to make a huge difference for animals.
“Even in costumes I’ve said please don’t use any feathers anywhere. I feel great not using down and feathers – there’s no need for it at all.”