PETA busybodies pressure the local council to remove live reindeer from the annual Brisbane Christmas parade:

PETA Australia campaign co-ordinator Claire Fryer said using the deer sent a damaging message to young people and the wider community.

“It shows young people that animals are little more than props,” Ms Fryer told 612 ABC Brisbane’s Spencer Howson.

“The deer are no more suited to taking part in this event than they are pulling a sleigh through the sky,” she said.

“These large deer are usually roaming over large areas … they’re not used to being tied to carriages or being patted by people.”

This will come as news to the Sámi of Lapland, who not only use reindeer for pulling sleighs and sledges, they race them. I do agree, however, that deer are better suited for chorizo.

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