Reindeer cruelty petition leads to better animal protection laws

This morning, I got some really fantastic news in my email. If you’ve been here from the beginning, then you saw my Not the way I pictured reindeer at Christmas time post where I presented petitions that could be signed and I explained that ‘reindeer in Sweden and Finland are taken from the wild and slaughtered in an extremely stressful environment.’ The email I got from Care2 had a post titled ‘Sweden Listened: Reindeer Cruelty to End‘ which states:

Thanks to massive support from Care2 members and The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), the Swedish Minister for Rural Affairs confirmed that the slaughter methods used on reindeer go against Swedish welfare laws and he will take the all necessary actions to better the lives of reindeer throughout the region.

[A]nimal welfare programs are being established for reindeers in Sweden. Along with animal welfare programs, the government is reinstating animal protection laws and says this method of handling and slaughter will be stopped immediately.

(You can read the entire article here.)

So many actions that I’ve posted have had victories and I kept wondering about the very first take action post I featured. I’m beyond happy that I could give you all such good news about this particular issue. If you haven’t done so yet the WSPA would still like for you to please sign the petition: the more signatures, the better!

(Original image clickable straight to source: WSPA)


2 March 2011 - 2:12 pm

I love that you follow up on what is going on with things that you discuss, very cool!

2 March 2011 - 2:20 pm

Thanks so much, Krystal! I love being able to see the progress of my actions and I’m sure many others do, too. Rather than continue to bum you all out with all that needs to be fixed in the world, I like to show you what HAS been fixed as well. : )

Rachel Parker
2 March 2011 - 3:40 pm

That’s awesome! One of the reasons why people don’t get involved in causes like this is because they think they can’t do anything, and the number of successes you’ve had tells another story. Clearly if enough people care and actively work, good things happen!

Misty :)
11 March 2011 - 5:45 pm

Omg, this is so awesome to read!! I am sooo happy they are stopping the mistreatment and slaughtering of reindeers!! Plus they are even putting more animal protection laws up!! This is so amazing to hear!! If only other countries would do this too!!!

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