After hearing from PETA about the cruelty inherent in using live reindeer in holiday displays, Stauffers of Kissel Hill—a home and garden store with locations across Pennsylvania—confirmed that there will be no live reindeer in its displays this year and that it doesn’t plan to use them again in the future! These captive exotic animals live in perpetual states of confinement, discomfort, and stress as they’re carted to events and forced to endure loud noises and human contact, which they naturally shun. PETA calls on everyone to make compassionate choices year-round by staying away from any events that use animals.
“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