P161 Teletext 161 Oct 2 21:01:10    —————————————————————————————————————— SHOULD PHEASANT HUNTERS GET THE BIRD? If you want to take a step back in time, head out to your local country- side from this weekend, where hunting enthusiasts garbed in tweed will aim their shotguns at pheasants. "It won't be a pretty sight," warns Ben Stewart from opposers of pheasant shooting, the League Against Cruel Sports. "Millions of the birds will be shot and for what — enjoyment? Utter madness!" ——————————————————————————————————1/9—— by Bernadette Carroll THE NEW, MEAN GREEN SCENE p160 Nellies Pollution Recipe TV
P161 Teletext 169 Oct 2 21:02:11    —————————————————————————————————————— SHOULD PHEASANT HUNTERS GET THE BIRD? The pheasant is not a British species, but came from Asia, explains Ben Stewart of the League Against Cruel Sports. "Almost all pheasants are hand-reared from incubated eggs and kept in pens where they are hand-fed before being released to grow to maturity in woods. "There, a keeper feeds the birds while destroying any other wild animals or birds which are potential threats." ——————————————————————————————————2/9—— Fun and Games 150 Bamboozle 152 GUARD AGAINST POLLUTION p163 Nellies Pollution Recipe TV
P161 Teletext 169 Oct 2 21:07:15    —————————————————————————————————————— SHOULD PHEASANT HUNTERS GET THE BIRD? The League Against Cruel Sports claims on the day of the shoot, gunmen line the edge of the wood, while beaters enter it and flush the birds into flight over the hunters' line of fire. "Although the intention is to shoot the birds dead, many are simply injured," claims League spokesman Ben Stewart. "Those injured are retrieved by dogs which take them to the shooters who destroy them by breaking their necks." ——————————————————————————————————3/9—— Your Total Entertainment guide 400 STUFFED BAKED POTATOES p164 Nellies Pollution Recipe TV
P161 Teletext 169 Oct 2 21:04:13    —————————————————————————————————————— SHOULD PHEASANT HUNTERS GET THE BIRD? Ben Stewart from the League Against Cruel Sports believes pheasant shooting is an inhumane sport that should be banned. He says: "Around 12 million birds that have been specifically bred for the season are killed. "This means they are not killed because they're perceived as being pests, but are killed purely for enjoyment, which is sick." ——————————————————————————————————4/9—— Are you ready for the Millennium? 106 GREEN TV TODAY AND TOMORROW p165 Nellies Pollution Recipe TV
P161 Teletext 169 Oct 2 21:05:02    —————————————————————————————————————— SHOULD PHEASANT HUNTERS GET THE BIRD? The League Against Cruel Sports does not want to "spoil the entertainment of hunters". Instead it wants to ensure "animal atrocities" are not committed. Spokesman Ben Stewart says: "Birds like humans have feelings. They are sentient beings and we should respect them. "Hunt by all means — enjoy the feelings evoked by fresh air and countryside, but why not follow an artificial quarry? So much pain could be spared." ——————————————————————————————————5/9—— Land on Planet Sound 480 FULL GREEN SCENE INDEX p160 Nellies Pollution Recipe TV
P161 Teletext 161 Oct 2 21:00:00    —————————————————————————————————————— SHOULD PHEASANT HUNTERS GET THE BIRD? Paul Latham from the Countryside Alliance has rubbished calls from the League Against Cruel Sports to ban pheasant shooting. He says: "If it weren't for pheasant shooting, much of the countryside would not exist. "Indeed, the Country Landowners' Association recently carried out a survey which showed 70% of new woodland is there because of the sport." ——————————————————————————————————6/9—— F—lhly Fun 443 Comedy Clubs 457 CAN WE PREVENT CANCER? p163 Nellies Pollution Recipe TV
P161 Teletext 169 Oct 2 21:04:01    —————————————————————————————————————— SHOULD PHEASANT HUNTERS GET THE BIRD? The Countryside Alliance admits it is true that many pheasants are reared in incubators, but adds the majority are bred in the wild. Spokesman Paul Latham adds: "While enjoyment is a huge factor in pheasant shooting, the sport is perhaps the purest form of organic farming. "All of the birds are eaten — sold to restaurants and shops, so there is no waste either." ——————————————————————————————————7/9—— Eco Scene 148 Family Finance 540 WHAT'S ON IN THE GREEN WORLD? p165 Nellies Pollution Recipe TV
P161 Teletext 169 Oct 2 21:00:00    —————————————————————————————————————— SHOULD PHEASANT HUNTERS GET THE BIRD? Hunting an artificial quarry is not the same as hunting a live one, protests Paul Latham from the Countryside Alliance, formerly the British Field Sports Society. He says: "An artificial quarry does not make a satisfying challenge. "What's more, if the sport did not exist in the form it does now, thousands of rural communities would be destroyed. Do you really want that?" ——————————————————————————————————8/9—— What's on the goggle box? 110 CHECK OUT THE GREEN KITCHEN p164 Nellies Pollution Recipe TV
P161 Teletext 161 Oct 2 21:01:00    —————————————————————————————————————— SHOULD PHEASANT HUNTERS GET THE BIRD? Pheasant shooting isn't a criminal offence in the UK, as long as it isn't done outside the hunting season. A Home Office spokeswoman says: "The Government does not have any particular stand when it comes to hunting. "There are no plans to ban the sport and no Bills or Private Member's Bills are expected to be put forward to the House this session." ——————————————————————————————————9/9—— e-mail: greenscene@teletext.co.uk WRITE TO: GREEN SCENE, PO BOX 297, LONDON SW6 1XT. FAX:0171 386 5618 Nellies Pollution Recipe TV