P164 Teletext 164 Apr13 21:17:10       ————————  ——————————————  "END RITUAL RELIGIOUS SLAUGHTER" A vegan charity has called for April's Islamic 'Aid el Kebir' festival to be banned claiming thousands of sheep will be ritually slaughtered by having their throats cut while still conscious. Tony Wardle of Viva says: "'j don't oppose religion, we oppose the killing orgies associated with this festival. "We oppose the fact that the rules requiring animals to be pre-stunned before slaughter will be waived." ——————————————————————————————————1/6—— by Bernadette Carroll FOR THE LATEST GREEN NEWS p161 Events Digitiser Club 140 Contents
P164 Teletext 166 Apr13 21:02:00       ————————  ——————————————  "END RITUAL RELIGIOUS SLAUGHTER" A Ministry of Agriculture spokesman says the religious slaughter of animals in Britain is carried out in licensed premises, not in open areas as claimed by vegetarian charity, Viva. A spokesman says: "Slaughters are subject to stringent controls. "In order to ensure the minimum amount of suffering, animals are stunned before their throats are slit." ——————————————————————————————————5/6—— Family Fun 443 Music News 481 gHAT'S ON THE BOX TONIGHT? p121 Events Digitiser Club 140 Contents
P164 Teletext 166 Apr13 21:14:01       ————————  ——————————————  "END RITUAL RELIGIOUS SLAUGHTER" Tony Wardle from Viva claims the worst site of the festival which celebrates the end of Ramadan, the Muslim festival of fasting, will be in France. He says: "Britain has partaken in this barbaric, bloody massacre by exporting tens and thousands of sheep. "Hundreds of pdople will attend and the sheep are the centrepiece. Their legs will be bound, they will be dragged onto gratings and their throats cut." ——————————————————————————————————2/6—— Green Events 165 Eco Scene 148 TOTAL ENTERTAINMENT p400 Events Digitiser Club 140 Contents
P164 Teletext 160 Apr13 21:10:01       ————————  ——————————————  "END RITUAL RELIGIOUS SLAUGHTER" "In Britain, those who carry out this abuse of animals always claim that the animals feel nothing and death is instant," says Tony Wardle of VivaN "But an animal is much like a pfrson, it feels pain hence we are calling for an end to religious slaughters. "Believe it or not but during the Aid el Kebir festival it is perfectly legal to hack animals to death with kitchen knives in your own back yard." ——————————————————————————————————3/6—— It's Your Life 410 Love Stars 418 BIG SCREEN NEWS & GOSSIP p461 Events Digitiser Club 140 Contents
P164 Teletext 166 Apr13 21:00:11       ————————  ——————————————  "END RITUAL RELIGIOUS SLAUGHTER" Abdula Mohammed of the Islamic Cultural Centre in London claims animals slaughtered during the festival of Aid el Kebir feel no pain. He told Teletext: "Their throats are slit, they die almost instantly." He adds: "This religious practice is not about cruelty to animals, it is all about human health. 'j believe that unless all the blood is drained from an animals body it is unclean to eat." ——————————————————————————————————4/6—— Hollywood Goss 461 Fun & Games 150 gHAT'S ON IN THE GREEN WORLD? p165 Events Digitiser Club 140 Contents
P164 Teletext 166 Apr13 21:02:00       ————————  ——————————————  "END RITUAL RELIGIOUS SLAUGHTER" Laurent Le Marchand from the French Embassy in London says the festival of Aid el Kebir is a traditional ceremony celebrated every year by millions of Moslems all over the world. He says: "The French government, indeed international governments respect their religious beliefs. "But we also respect the rights of animals so veterinary inspectors control the open slaughters," he adds. ——————————————————————————————————6/6—— gHAT DO YOU THINK? WRITE TO: GO GREEN, PO BOX 297, LONDON SW6 1XTN Fax: 0171 386 5618 Events Digitiser Club 140 Contents