After hearing from PETA that holiday displays are anything but merry for sensitive reindeer, Pennsylvania home decor store House on Willow banned live reindeer from future events! Using these wild animals as holiday props denies them the opportunity to satisfy their instincts to travel, forage, and socialize with others in their herd. When they’re not being trucked from one event to the next and hitched to Santa’s sleigh, they’re often kept in barren pens at roadside attractions where handlers may neglect them and even fail to provide adequate veterinary care. House on Willow joins a growing list of venues and communities that have banned live-animal displays. To celebrate this victory, please urge other venues 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