March 2, 2011
Thanks to massive support from over 80,000 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.
WSPA made video documentation of thousands of
reindeer being poorly handled and slaughtered. These documentations got the
attention of thousands of people worldwide and they
voices heard by calling on the Swedish government.
As a result,
animal 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
You spoke and Sweden listened! Thanks for
taking action for reindeer welfare in Sweden.