P162 Teletext 165 Oct 2 21:01:00  IN   THE   WILD  ————————————————————————————  ELEPHANT SLAVE TRADE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA Hundreds of baby elephants are being snatched from their mothers as they roam freely along the Limpopo River on Botswana's Northern Tuli Game Reserve, for circuses across the globe. According to People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals, which exposed the atrocity: "The African slave trade is alive and kicking." The charity is appealing to the South African government to intervene. ——————————————————————————————————1/7—— by Bernadette Carroll HANG OUT WITH GREEN SCENE p160 Pollution Recipe TV On Stage
P162 Teletext 165 Oct 2 21:04:00  IN   THE   WILD  ————————————————————————————  ELEPHANT SLAVE TRADE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA Andrew Butler at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, claims "wranglers" from the African Game Services use helicopters to separate the babies from their families. He says: "With the noise of the helicopters they are able to separate the babies from the herd and drive them into areas where they can be caught. "Ground staff then snare the animals and load them into trucks." ——————————————————————————————————2/7—— Fun and Games 150 Bamboozle 152 CAN YOU THWART CANCER? p163 Pollution Recipe TV On Stage
P162 Teletext 165 Oct 2 21:04:31  IN   THE   WILD  ————————————————————————————  ELEPHANT SLAVE TRADE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA Baby elephants caught by wranglers are loaded into trucks and driven thousands of miles across Botswana to Pretoria. Expert Andrew Butler says: "Their front legs are shackled to the back and they are then restrained in bamboo cages. "The trucks in which they are transported are tiny with very little light. It's a frightening ordeal for the animals, who investigators claim wail non-stop once they are captured." ——————————————————————————————————3/7—— Are you ready for the year 2000? 106 TO HUNT OR NOT TO HUNT? p161 Pollution Recipe TV On Stage
P162 Teletext 165 Oct 2 21:00:13  IN   THE   WILD  ————————————————————————————  ELEPHANT SLAVE TRADE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA Andrew Butler at People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals, claims baby elephants taken from the wild are "broken" by trainers. "When animals are taken from the wild, they react angrily to humans. They want to return to their natural habitat and their mothers who they need. "In order to calm them down, trainers beat the animals into submission," he says. ——————————————————————————————————4/7—— Land on Planet Sound 480 STUFFED BAKED POTATOES p164 Pollution Recipe TV On Stage
P162 Teletext 165 Oct 2 21:00:13  IN   THE   WILD  ————————————————————————————  ELEPHANT SLAVE TRADE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA Baby elephants caught in the wild are exported to circuses around the world, claims Andrew Butler at People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals. He says: "It's a horrible existence and the elephants long to return to their families — it has been shown that they grieve when a family member dies. "It is also thought that badly treated babies grow into unstable adults, which could be the cause for rampage cases." ——————————————————————————————————5/7—— What's on the goggle box tonight? 110 GREEN TV TODAY AND TOMORROW p165 Pollution Recipe TV On Stage
P162 Teletext 165 Oct 2 21:00:00  IN   THE   WILD  ————————————————————————————  ELEPHANT SLAVE TRADE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals is calling on President Nelson Mandela to intervene and stop baby elephants being snatched from the wild. Says spokesman Andrew Butler: "It is imperative that action is taken now. If it isn't, by the end of the week, another dozen or so elephants could be snatched." The charity claims the trade in baby elephants has existed for 12 months. ——————————————————————————————————6/7—— Have you seen Family Finance? 540 GREEN EVENTS p165 Pollution Recipe TV On Stage
P162 Teletext 165 Oct 2 21:01:41  IN   THE   WILD  ————————————————————————————  ELEPHANT SLAVE TRADE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA You can help stop elephants being taken from the wild and sold on to circuses, says campaign group, People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals. Write to President Nelson Mandela, c/o the South African Embassy, Trafalgar Square, London. Don't go to animal circuses. All the South African government would say is: "We are currently investigating the matter." ——————————————————————————————————7/7—— e-mail: greenscene@teletext.co.uk WRITE TO: GREEN SCENE, PO BOX 297, LONDON SW6 1XT. FAX:0171 386 5618 Pollution Recipe TV On Stage