Dec 3, 2008


Tis the season... Oh you better watch out Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph - looks like IKEA is marketing your flesh to celebrate the holiday cheer!

LONDON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- A British animal rights group is calling on the Swedish retailer Ikea to stop selling reindeer meat at its stores in the United Kingdom. Viva!, a group form Bristol, England, says modern methods of hunting reindeer cause the animals mental and physical stress, The Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday.
After being chased by land and air, the reindeer are marched to a slaughterhouse where they face anything but a humane end, says Justin Kerswell, Viva! campaign manager. "We are calling on the company to withdraw sales of the meat due to the cruel exploitation these wild animals suffer at the hands of the hunters," he told The Daily Telegraph. Kerswell said more than 70 percent of reindeer slaughtered for meat are calves born the previous spring. His organization has persuaded British supermarkets not to stock the meat of kangaroos and other exotic animals, the newspaper said.
Reindeer meat is popular in Scandinavian countries where it is used for meatballs and sausage.
I think that's very naughty! Instead this Christmas wouldn't it be nice if we actually lived our words that desire "peace and goodwill"? If we left the violence, the pain and suffering off our plates! That's what I'm asking Santa for this year... A VEGAN world -


Unknown said...

OMG...reindeer?!! That's horrible...thank God we have you to bring these things to light for us. Thank you!

Warwak said...

Vegan Santa respects reindeer

Bea Elliott said...

Serenity... yes, it's sad. I wonder though do they have too many reindeer as a result of farming the animals like we have too many deer because we "farm" them?

Nothing like a "nusance" animal that you're breeding so "conservation" effort$ can be continued.
It's twisted isn't it?


Mr. Warwak - I totally forgot about your site - how appropriate!