Two adult reindeer are displayed each year in the parking lot of Chalet Nursery as part of a holiday display. They are housed in a cramped pen at the corner of a busy urban intersection, subject to loud noise, car exhaust and people trying to touch them. The pen is irresponsibly small with no room for movement other than taking a few steps and lying down.
Chalet Nursery was alerted last year to the detrimental effect on reindeer in this setting. Chalet made it clear they had no intention of discontinuing the display.
These poor animals must suffer because of commercialism. They are deprived of everything that is natural and important to them, with their instinctual needs, such as seeking mates, raising young, and grazing completely thwarted.
Tell Chalet Nursery to discontinue this cruel display. The Chalet can certainly conduct a successful and festive holiday event without the use of live animals, and exhibit "peace on earth" for ALL creatures.
Please sign the petition, and CALL to politely let Chalet know that using reindeer in this manner is unnecessary and cruel.
Larry Thalman,III & Diane Stanton, Owners
3132 Lake Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091