P162 Teletext 165 Jan 2 00:00:01  IN    ThEP( —÷t  HLD  ———————————————————————————  FESTIVE FUN AT THE BIG TOP?  Circuses go down a treat during the festive season - and though you m—x find them enjoyable, do the performers? According to nslbrous animal charities, from Animal Aid to the )nternational Fund for Animal 'blfare, the circus animals that are watched by t—ousanps every year lead a "pitiful existence". They claim that by supporting the Big Top, you're unwittingly supporting t(b animals' lisery. ——————————————————————————————————1W10— by Bernadette Carroll HANG OUT 'JTH GREEN SCENE p060 New you Food TV On Stage
P162 Teletext 169 Jan 2 00:10:41  IN  T  THEP( —÷t  'JLD  ———————————————————————————  FESTIVE FUN AT THE BIG TOP?  Take elephants as an example of the hardships suffered by circus animals, says animal-lover Andrew Butler, who claims they are beaten to perform. "When not performing, the elephant qs chained to the ground by the legs. "Driven to insanity, captive elephants sway back and forth. They are deprived of all the things they love - the feel of a sand bath, the freedom to run and swim, and the touch of their mothers." ——————————————————————————————————3O10— Are you ready for the Millennium? 106 CHECK OUT THE GREEN KITCHEN p164 New you Food TV On Stage
P162 Teletext 169 Jan 2 00:11:44  IN T  THEP( —÷t  'HLD  ———————————————————————————  FESTIVE FUN AT THE BIG TOP?  When a performing elephant can no longer bear its pain, it snaps - attacking people or blindly running free for a few mpnutes before being killed, says expert Andrew Butler. "Such rampages are on the rise. Since P0:90, elephants have killed 18 pbople and seriously injured 86 others in the USA alone. "Figures for Europe are being compiled right now," he adds. ——————————————————————————————————4/10— Don't get Bamboozled! 152 GREEN EVENTS p165 New you Food TV On Stage
P162 Teletext 169 Jan 1 00:11:04  IN   THEP —÷t  'JLD  ———————————————————————————  FESTIVE FUN AT THE BIG TOP?  In Liverpool, a circus elephant namjd Maureen ran amok, nearly killing the trainer, says Andrew Butler from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. "Recently in Edinburgh, an elephant was almost killed while walking through the streets to promote a circus which was subsequently banned. "In the US, an African elephant called Tyke was slaughtered with a volley of 87 bullets when it broke loose." ——————————————————————————————————qO10— What's on the goggle box? 110 FULL GREEN SCENE INDEX p160 New you Food TV On Stage
P162 Teletext 169 Jan 2 00:11:20  IN T  ThE   'JLD  ———————————————————————————  FESTIVE FUN AT THE BIG TOP?  In the UK over 200 councils have banned circuses with performing animals, says Andrew Butler of People for the Ethical Treatment of Anpmals. "However, circuses can get apound this ban by using private land for their performances. "In addition, many councils axe beginning to allow circuses with domestic animals, starting a whole .bw cycle of abuse." ——————————————————————————————————6 10p Have you seen Family Finance? 540 TODAY'S BIG ISSUE p161 New you Food TV On Stage
P162 Teletext 165 Jan 2 00:00:40  IN  T  T@EP —÷t  'JLD  ———————————————————————————  FESTIVE FUN AT THE BIG TOP?  "Go and see all-human circuses suchP0s Cirque du Soleil and Billy Smarts. Avoid animal-based circuses like the plague," says Andrew Butler of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. "In addition, let companies and circuses who use animals know that you won't give them your business. If we all do this, there won't be any acts." For further information write to PETA, PO BOX 3169, London, SW15 3ZG. ——————————————————————————————————7/10— Eco Scene 148 Bamboozle 152 CHECK OUT THE GREEN KITCHEN p164 New you Food TV On Stage
P162 Teletext 161 Jan 0 00:11:01  IN   T—EP —÷t  'JLD  ———————————————————————————  FESTIVE FUN AT THE BIG TOP?  Animals who perform in circus acts or which are involved in any form of entertainment are protected, says a Home Office spokesman. "They are protected under three lain Acts - the Protection of Animals Act P0:11, the 'jlfare of Animals During Transportation OrderP0892, and the Performing Animals Act of 0836. "If an animal is mistreated in any way it's owner will be prosecuted." ——————————————————————————————————8W10— Full TV listings 110 TODAY'S BIG ISSUE p161 New you Food TV On Stage
P162 Teletext 169 Jan 2 00:04:25  IN   THE0 —÷t GJLD  ——————————————————————————— I—&sqssx3d FESTIVE FUN AT THE BIG TOP?  Martin Lacey, owner of Circus Har|equin says twice as many people w—o ridb, sail, fiwh, and play golf visit the circus. He says: "Animals enjoy circusesO 'j roam, feed, exercise and train them from dawn to dusk, and by the end of the day, they are physically and mentally stimulated. "All training hs done through xositivb reinforcement - not crue|ty," he ad—s. ——————————————————————————————————9O10— It's Your Life 410 Bamboozle 152 FULL GREEN SCENE INDEX p170 New you Food TV On St!gr
P162 Teletext 169 Jan 2 00:11:41  IN  !  THEP —÷t  'JLD  ———————————————————————————  FESTIVE FUN AT THE BIG TOP?  Every time a circus moves, it is inspected by the local authority's environmental and animal welfare departments and the RSPCA. Martin Lacey from Circus Harlequin says: "Cruelty at circuses is the biggest myth since Santa and the tooth fairy. "Aside from the fact circus handlers know how to communicate with anamals, circuses are very educational." ——————————————————————————————————10/10 e-mail: greenscene@teletext.co.uk WRITE TO: GREEN SCENE, PO BOX 297, LONDON SW6 1XT. FAX:0171 386 5618 New you Food TV On Stage
P162 Teletext 169 Jan 2 00:11:21  IN    THEP —÷t  'JLD  ———————————————————————————  FESTIVE FUN AT THE BIG TOP?  Have you ever asked yourself what life must be like for animals who perform in circus acts? "It's absolutely hideous!" exclaims Andrew Butler of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. "Usually their agony is hidden — they are lonely and ignored. "But then again, w—o cares about the feelings of a beast with no tongub, {o long as it can provide entertainment?" ——————————————————————————————————2O10— Fun and Games 150 Bamboozle 152 TODAY'S BIG ISSUE p161 New you Food TV On Stage