Tell the Wellgate Rudolph says no!

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16th November 2017 the Wellgate Shopping Centre hosted an event for Christmas festivities, part of this event involved meeting a live Reindeer which was brought into the shopping centre. This event lasted for one day only.

Reindeer in the wild live in herds in the cold artic and sub artic regions of the world. The Wellgate Shopping Centre’s event ‘Christmas Light Switch On’ saw a reindeer placed in a small pen, surrounded by people and noise. Not only was the environment for the reindeer unsuitable, but the event was cruel. Animals should not be used for entertainment and they should not be used for commercial reasons.

Rudolph would not approve of his fellow reindeer being stressed out in a loud shopping centre. There are many other festivities that could have taken place, but sadly cruelty did.

With this petition we ask that the Wellgate Shopping Centre reconsider doing their live Reindeer event in future.



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