Chalet Nursery: Stop Using Live Reindeer in Holiday Display
  • Petitioned Diane Stanton

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Diane Stanton
Owner, Chalet Nursery
Larry Thalmann
Owner
Diane Stanton
Owner
Larry Thalmann
Owner
Diane Stanton
Owner, Chalet Nursery
Larry Thalmann

Chalet Nursery: Stop Using Live Reindeer in Holiday Display

    1. Mary Friedman
    2. Petition by

      Mary Friedman

      Chicago, IL

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.
Phone: 847.256.0561

Larry Thalman,III & Diane Stanton, Owners
3132 Lake Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
 http://www.facebook.com/ChaletNursery?ref=ts&fref=ts

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    • you people are stupid WARRENVILLE, IL
      • 7 months ago

      Reindeer don't live wild ANYWHERE. They are a domestic animal. These are rented from a FARM. In the summer, they graze in a pasture there, in the winter when the pasture is brown, they are fed hay and reindeer 'feed'. Anyone protesting this is a mope who has no knowledge of real reindeer or what they are or where they 'naturally' live.

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    • Susan Schmidt EVANSTON, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      In addition to the obvious cruelty to defenseless animals, this practice sends a message to children that this it is normal and acceptable to treat animals in this way.

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    • christine Huszagh WILMETTE, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      it is cruel and wrong to subject live animals to these kinds of treatment. and it is completely unnecessary.

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    • Leslie Arno WINFIELD, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      Once again, animals being used for amusement and entertaining the children. Obviously this is not fun for the reindeer!

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    • Deborah Wolley CHICAGO, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      Let's exhibit Peace for all living creatures! There is no need to have live animals suffer like this.

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