Wednesday, April 06, 2005


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SOURCE OF TEXT BELOW: SchNEWS, to be more exact from this weeks issue:!

In possibly the least covert action in Animal
Liberation history,
a conjuror's rabbit was pinched in the middle of
his act. One
lucky bunny this Easter was Georgina, freed from
a life of bright
lights, confined spaces and a buffoon pulling
handkerchiefs out of
his nose.

The "Great Velcro"- Mr Lynn Thomas - was said to
have "come
unstuck" at the news that "Hey, Presto!" Georgina
had permanently

Lynn, 61, a royalist sycophant who has performed
for the Queen Mum
(before she died presumably) said: "I was in the
middle of my act
when I saw this shadow out the corner of my eye
fumbling with my
top hat, then someone from the audience came up
to me and said
'Was that man supposed to run off with your

To make a rabbit disappear is old hat, but both
hat and rabbit -
Now that's magic!

The cunningly disguised dreadlocked thief
disappeared into the
night with a cry of "You'll like this, but not a
lot..." The Great
Velcro was understandably 'sad' with this loss
of, what was
apparently, his fourth rabbit. SchNEWS would like
to know if
anyone knows what became of any of his previous
rabbits - to
misquote Oscar Wilde: "To lose one rabbit might
be a misfortune,
but to lose four sounds like a conspiracy."

According to an anonymous postcard received by
SchNEWS, Georgina
is planning a permanent retirement from show

(Please forward throughout London and the UK)

Friday April 15th
50th Anniversary of McWorld
- celebration or last rites?

An evening of entertainment, public debate, showing of the 'McLibel'
documentary - and the world premiere of the new McLibel DVD!

Conway Hall, Red Lion Sq, London WC1. 6pm - 11pm.
All welcome. Entry £3 or donation (no advance booking necessary)
Organised by the McLibel Support Campaign

This event marks the 50th anniversary to the day of the founding of the
McDonald's Corporation - 50 years of profiteering from junk food, McJobs, and
the exploitation of children, animals and the environment. There will be a
public showing of the new McLibel documentary film, the world premiere of the
McLibel DVD (showing clips from some of the 5 hours of diverse and exclusive
material on the spannerfilms double-disc DVD)*, and Q&A and debate introduced
by the 'McLibel 2' about McWorld: enough is enough - when's the funeral? The
event will also be a celebration of 20 years of international anti-McDonald's
campaigning. There will also be comedy and live music (tbc) - food and
refreshments will be available.

6.30pm McLibel film screening
8pm Premiere of McLibel DVD (some highlights)
8.45pm McWorld: enough is enough - when's the funeral?
Q&A and debate introduced by the 'McLibel 2'.
9.30pm Live entertainment, socialising, food, copies of the DVD available

* Double-disc DVD pack includes the full new 85min documentary [2005], the
original 52min version [1997], revealing and hilarious commentary tracks, tape
of secret McLibel 2 meeting with McDonald’s US executives, quiz, photo
gallery, interviews (case witnesses, a McDonald’s spy, an ex-Ronald McDonald, and
others...) background info on the McLibel campaign, film trailers and much
more! Available at the event for a special price…

More info:
· the event:
· the film and DVD: /
· the campaign: