Sweden Listened: Reindeer Cruelty to End

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 made their 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 stopped immediately.

You spoke and Sweden listened! Thanks for taking action for reindeer welfare in Sweden.

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Maurice J.

Great News :)

richa blue akasha
Rich Blue3 years ago

great. Perhaps now they will do the same for other animals and also outlaw fur farms

ivana prpic
ivana prpic4 years ago

Victory! Scandinavian countries are so much ahead everybody else with human rights and good living. Why the situation for the animals there is not following that good practice? Maybe it is because they are not allowed to show their agression at home, work or anywhere else so they take it on the animals ("invisible" ones, not pets). Too bad that in this world there is no country that could be taken as a role model for good and ethical treatment of the animals. They are all failing on this matter what makes me think that even the most civilised people are just faking humaneness.

Kate Kenner
Kate Kenner4 years ago

I always enjoy hearing when we have had impact. Good new for the reindeer.

KrassiAWAY B.
Krasimira B.4 years ago

Thank you for the good news!

Pat L.
Pat L.4 years ago

Maybe you could talk to your neighboring country and ask them to stop slaughtering the dolphins in the coves so the boys can feel like men...that's not a man...that's a coward.

Karilyn K.
Karilyn K.4 years ago


Adam W.
Adam W.4 years ago

thanks Sweden your not so bad I guess...

Alicia F.
Alicia F.4 years ago


Mari M.
Maria M.4 years ago

Yes, we did it! I'm proud to be a Care2 member.