P163 Teletext 163 Oct30 21:01:04       —————————————————————————————  VICTIMS OF FASHION   With the weather taking an icy turn for the worse, thousands of people will be buying jackets and coats in a bid to fend off the cold. If you plan to join the shopping exodus, make sure you steer clear of leather, warns Robin Lane from CALF, the Campaign Against Leather and Fur. "Leather costs lives and besides there are hundreds of equally warm alternatives," he says. ——————————————————————————————————1/9—— by Bernadette Carroll WIN A CAMCORDER p465 Food What's On Big Screen Club 140
P163 Teletext 163 Oct30 21:01:02       —————————————————————————————  VICTIMS OF FASHION   Robin Lane of, vegan charity CALF, says leather is a by-product of the meat industry, for which more than 400 million animals are killed each year. He claims: "Before the animals are killed they are taken along with the rest of their herd into a slaughterhouse. "The smell of death is so obvious that many cower in corners - some, like the Tamworth Two, if able, do a runner." ——————————————————————————————————2/9—— Fun and Games 150 Bamboozle 152 TODAY'S BIG ISSUE p161 Food What's On Big Screen Club 140
P163 Teletext 163 Oct30 21:02:02       —————————————————————————————  VICTIMS OF FASHION   Before animals are killed in a slaughterhouse, they are stunned by a captive bolt to make them unconscious, says Robin Lane of CALF. "Not all animals are stunned successfully, which means some are completely aware of what's going on. "They are then hoisted up on to a hook; their fronts are slashed open and the skin, the leather, is pulled off by the slaughterer in one swoop." ——————————————————————————————————3/9—— Land on Planet Sound 480 GREEN TV TODAY AND TOMORROW p165 Food What's On Big Screen Club 140
P163 Teletext 163 Oct30 21:02:00       —————————————————————————————  VICTIMS OF FASHION   Robin Lane from pressure group Campaign Against Leather and Fur believes the use of leather in fashion is cruel. He says: "It is completely amoral to wear an animal's skin. Animals have feelings and they should not be viewed as a commodity for humans to exploit. "Besides, technology has developed immensely since the days of cavemen." ——————————————————————————————————4/9—— Your Total Entertainment guide 400 APRICOT AND CHOCOLATE CAKE p164 Food What's On Big Screen Club 140
P163 Teletext 163 Oct30 21:01:00       —————————————————————————————  VICTIMS OF FASHION   If you don't want to wear leather, the following "animal-free" companies are worth contacting for alternative clothing. Ethical Wares, 17 Townsend Road, Corfe Castle, Dorset, BH20 5ET. Telephone: 01929 480 360. Heartland Products, Box 218 Dakota City, Iowa 50529, USA. Telephone: (001) 515 332 3087. MORE >>> ——————————————————————————————————5/9—— What's on the goggle box? 110 GREEN EVENTS p165 Food What's On Big Screen Club 140
P163 Teletext 163 Oct30 21:04:09       —————————————————————————————  VICTIMS OF FASHION   Animal-free clothing outlets: MOKO, Severn House, 66 Spring Gardens, Shropshire, SY1 2TE. Telephone: 01743 884 088. Green Shoes, Station Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5HW. Telephone: 01803 864 997. Woolibacks, 43 Blenheim Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire, SK8 7BD. Telephone: 0161 485 2551. ——————————————————————————————————6/9—— Eco Scene 148 Love Stars 418 FULL GREEN SCENE INDEX p160 Food What's On Big Screen Club 140
P163 Teletext 163 Oct30 21:04:00       —————————————————————————————  VICTIMS OF FASHION   The National Farmers Union says leather is a by-product of the meat industry, and as a by-product it is an extremely useful resource. Says a spokeswoman: "There's a huge demand for leather - and as a by- product it means no part of the animal goes to waste. "In addition animals do not have a clue they are going to be slaughtered, nor do they suffer pain," she adds. ——————————————————————————————————7/9—— Have you seen Family Finance? 540 WHAT'S ON IN THE GREEN WORLD? p165 Food What's On Big Screen Club 140
P163 Teletext 163 Oct30 21:04:07       —————————————————————————————  VICTIMS OF FASHION   The National Farmers Union says animals before they are slaughtered are separated from the herd and are put in individual pens where they cannot see what is going on in the abattoir. A spokeswoman says: "They are stunned which ensures they are not conscious when they are killed. "Slaughterers abide by stringent regulations, which if broken would jepordise their livelihoods." ——————————————————————————————————8/9—— Fun and Games 150 Bamboozle 152 CHECK OUT THE GREEN KITCHEN p164 Food What's On Big Screen Club 140
P163 Teletext 163 Oct30 21:00:06       —————————————————————————————  VICTIMS OF FASHION   The Ministry of Agriculture licenses slaughterhouses and ensures they stick to tough Government guidelines on welfare and hygiene. A spokesman says: "We place meat hygiene and welfare inspectors at every single abattoir in the UK. "If they were to witness an animal suffering, the abattoir would be shut down immediately." ——————————————————————————————————9/9—— e-mail: greenscene@teletext.co.uk WRITE TO: GREEN SCENE, PO BOX 297, LONDON SW6 1XT. FAX:0171 386 5618 Food What's On Big Screen Club 140