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Stornoway peaceful reindeer demo

December 21, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

reindeer event


Despite multiple comments on their Facebook event page highlighting welfare issues raised by the RSPCA, The Crown Inn were unwilling to remove reindeer from their Christmas entertainment event.

Kirsty MacKinnon and her group will be heading along to stand outside the event, simply to stand with ‘Not a Christmas Prop’ reminder signs and give information to anyone who asks. Kirsty will be giving a short brief before this event, making sure that all volunteers feel comfortable and fact confident.

We believe reindeer are not Christmas props. They belong in the Artic tundra, yet each year they will be transported across Scotland for live Christmas displays isuch as this one. Specialist deer vets report a range of problems in reindeer kept in the UK, including a lack of weight gain, weight loss, diarrhoea, poor muscle development, poor antler growth, malformed antlers, low fertility and high calf mortality.

Where: Outside The Crown Inn, North Beach Street, HS1 2BD Stornoway

When: Saturday 21st December 2019 – 10:00-12:00

>>> Please contact our Events Officer Sarah for any questions about this event or head to our Facebook events page to let us know you’re coming >>>


December 21, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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