Sir Paul McCartney has written to Californian Governor ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, begging him to ban traditional methods of producing foie gras - a delicacy made from goose liver.

The ageing rocker is a member of animal rights organisation Viva!, which is campaigning to stop farmers from force-feeding the birds before they are slaughtered.

He is so upset about the way the geese are treated, that he has contacted Schwarzenegger to ask him to change the law, according to news site THE SCOOP.

The letter reads, "Your signature could be the one that ends the suffering of these poor animals.

"I feel sure that your natural feelings of compassion will encourage you to sign a basic humane bill into law."

23/09/2004 17:23