From the March 1986 edition of Ag. Scene
- journal of
Compassion In World Farming.
On Monday, 23 December, CIWF featured in the BBC 9 o'clock News
Programme with an alternative Christmas dinner.
A news team researcher, who had been in touch with us over our turkey
campaign, asked us to stage a cruelty-free Christmas dinner. Carol and
Joyce got cooking, our area contact Hilary Nimmo provided the setting
and most of the guests.
Our menu consisted of: Avocado stuffed with tofu, garlic, black
olives and red peppers, a cashew nut-and-mushroom roast with mushroom
and sherry sauce, or chestnut puree en croute (as on our turkey leaflet)
with red wine sauce, roast potatoes, glazed carrots, broccoli and
vegetarian Christmas pudding to follow.
The TV team expressed delight and had a good feed when filming was
over. Linda Lewis interviewed Carol who explained why she did not want
cruelly-produced turkey on her plate at Christmas time.
The resulting news item was excellent, pointing out that around 2
million Britons would not be eating turkey this Christmas and that
delicious alternatives are available.
Let's all make it 3 million for Christmas 1986!
Reproduced with Thanks.