After hearing from PETA about the suffering that reindeer endure in holiday displays, Camp Abbot Trading Co., a hardware store in Oregon, has banned all events with live reindeer and any other animals! Reindeer travel up to 1,000 miles during their annual migration, traversing the tundra and swimming across rivers. But in holiday displays, they’re exploited for photo ops and forced to interact with the public. During the off-season, they’re kept on farms, at rental facilities, or in roadside zoos, where handlers often neglect them and fail to provide them with adequate veterinary care. Now that we’ve achieved this victory, please urge other venues planning to exploit reindeer this holiday season to go animal-free.
“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE
— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind