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INVASION OF THE BOVINE SNATCHERS
Posted 10 February 2000
As if the Dome didn't have enough problems already. Later this month it becomes the staging post for an alien invasion. What aliens? Burgeroids. Creatures from space for whom the Dome is Mother Ship here on Earth. They have one thing on their minds: Destruction - of human health, bovine life forms and, unless they're stopped, the entire planet. By fighting for the ultimate triumph of burger culture, they're out to boost cancer, heart disease and obesity in humans, the slaughter of scores of millions of cattle around the world, and the devastation of the global environment.
They are beginning their mission with a late February visit to the Dome (sponsored by, among others, McDonald's and arms giants British Aerospace and GEC) before moving to the Houses of Parliament where another surprise will be in store.
After that, they'll head for Animal Aid's Living Without Cruelty 2000 exhibition at Kensington Town Hall March 17 to 19. Living Without Cruelty, Animal Aid's Green alternative to the Dome, will include, among its many features, a special food for the future exhibit. Here, celebrity chefs Roselyne Masselin and Rose Elliot will do battle with the burgeroids and demonstrate delicious vegetarian recipes. There will also be a display of vegetarian cookery around the world.
A spectacular Millennium Maze will take visitors on a zig-zag path through the future, both positive and negative. On their way, they'll meet a giant radioactive lobster in the nuclear nightmare and a genetically engineered half-human, half-beast minotaur in the food production zone. In between will be everything from computers to CD-Roms, to giant whales and creepy-crawly compost. More than 50 exhibitors will be on hand, including Friends of the Earth, the World Development Movement, Oxfam, Christian Aid, the Centre for Alternative Technology, and numerous animal protection groups.
Notes to Editors
- For more details about the Burgeroids, LWC 2000 and the Millennium Maze, contact Andrew Tyler 01732 364546 or Mark Gold 01404 831763. Or for afterhours calls 0421 326329.
- Living Without Cruelty 2000 Exhibition Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 March 17 to 19, 2000. (Friday 10.30am to 6pm, Saturday 10.30am to 7pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm)
- Entrance Prices Waged £3.50, Unwaged £2.50 (OAPs, unemployed and young people 5 to 16), Family Ticket £10 (two adults and two children)
- Exhibition info at 01732 354786.
- Website www.livingwithoutcruelty.org.uk