The Nottingham Animal Rights group are holding a protest on Valentines Day against The Ruddington Arms pub following their inclusion of foie gras on their special Valentines menu.

The classic French dish foie gras is a highly controversial food product made from the diseased liver of a duck or goose that has been fattened through intense force feeding.

Foie gras is illegal to produce in the UK, but it is currently legal to import the food product and sell it.

The Nottingham Animal Rights group has been campaigning against restaurants serving foie gras in Nottingham for the past 10 years.

Huw, a representative of Nottingham Animal Rights, said: “We became aware that The Ruddington Arms were selling foie gras as a part of their Valentines menu and we asked them to remove the dish but they refused to talk to us.

“The only thing left to do now is protest, we are a peaceful demonstration and aim to educate the public and patrons of the establishment, we do not want to cause trouble.”

The protest will be held outside of The Ruddington Arms for two hours between 7pm and 9pm on February 14.

The campaigning group aims to remind people that animals are not just food products and stop restaurants putting profit before compassion.

Huw added: “Protests of this kind are usually met with a lot of support from the public, they are usually very unaware of the issue but understand when we explain what the production of this product involves.

“The owners of establishments do not engage with us when we protest and often the police are called, however we are well within our civil right to do this, it is educational and peaceful.”

When contacted, The Ruddington Arms refused to comment on the protest.