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Sweden Listened: Reindeer Cruelty to End

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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11:35AM PDT on Jul 2, 2012

Great News :)

6:31AM PDT on Apr 22, 2012

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

12:38AM PDT on May 24, 2011

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.

1:30PM PDT on May 23, 2011

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

1:13PM PDT on May 23, 2011

Thank you for the good news!

10:18AM PDT on Apr 9, 2011

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.

3:00AM PDT on Apr 3, 2011

yay!

9:38PM PDT on Mar 31, 2011

thanks Sweden your not so bad I guess...

2:47AM PDT on Mar 22, 2011

:)

7:10PM PDT on Mar 18, 2011

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

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