Stop the Mass Slaughter of Reindeer

Target: Jon Georg Dale, Minister of Agriculture and Food, Norway

Goal: Stop plan to slaughter reindeer in your country.

Reindeer across Norway have been killed in large numbers in an attempt to address concerns that their population has grown unmanageable. This includes herds of domesticated reindeer that form the basis of Norway’s indigenous Sami culture. Sami activists and animal welfare proponents alike are decrying this move, saying it harms both the reindeer and the people who have relied on them for centuries. Without action, thousands more reindeer are facing a death sentence at the hands of the government.

Norway, like many northern countries, has been greatly affected by climate change. The warming environment has made it easier for contagious diseases, like Chronic Wasting Disease, which is found in members of the deer family, to spread from herd to herd. Reindeer are also now able to stay in one area for longer and overgraze areas of tundra, where in the past they would have had to migrate over larger areas to find food. These two reasons are cited as justification for the cull, but it is ignoring the larger problem.

Killing reindeer in large numbers will not solve the issues of disease or overgrazing. It is simply inhumane and threatens an indigenous culture’s entire way of life. Sign the petition to tell the Norwegian government that the reindeer culls must be brought to an end.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Minister Dale,

Earlier this year, your ministry called for the mass culling of reindeer herds, including those managed by traditional Sami herders who have relied on these creatures for centuries. While concerns about spreading disease and overgrazing are valid, killing these animals is inhumane and is not an effective solution. Instead, it condemns thousands of innocent living creatures to an unnecessary death and threatens the survival of the indigenous way of life.

We know that climate change has many complex effects on the environment, some of which are only now being fully understood, such as how it may impact reindeer populations and disease. We, the undersigned, ask you not to take short-sighted approaches such as this cull, but instead commit to solving the larger issues surrounding global warming that are likely behind both the disease and overgrazing issues your government has cited as concerns.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Karen Laubenstein

Sign the Petition

  • Upgrade to sign 100's of petitions with one-click and feed shelter animals.
  • Only your name will be displayed. By signing, you accept our terms and may receive updates on this and related causes.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
FacebookCare2 NewsTwitterEmailShare

58 Comments

  1. Carl Ferrigno says:

    Humans should be eliminated, especially politicians. Leave the animals alone–bastards.

  2. Dawn Pettinger says:

    Kill the human beings, there are too many on this planet, and the animals were here first long , before the cavemen appeared. The humans are still acting like cavemen, and should be shot, before they finally destroy this planet , and everything with it, all down to ignorance, apathy, and depraved hearts , without soul, or compassion. Didn’t so many reindeer get mown down by trains recently, in Norway, they have enough enemy’s and hazards in trying to survive, so LEAVE THEM ALONE..

    • Dawn, I fully agree with you. Kill the human beings, there are too many on this planet.

      So the precious and innocent animals suffer and are slaughtered because of the destruction the fucking human species is causing against our planet. Down with the human species. The vilest of animal torturers and
      murderers on this planet.

  3. Jon Georg Dale, Minister of Agriculture and Food, Norway

    Stop plan to slaughter reindeer in your country.

    Reindeer across Norway have been killed in large numbers in an attempt to address concerns that their population has grown unmanageable. This includes herds of domesticated reindeer that form the basis of Norway’s indigenous Sami culture. Sami activists and animal welfare proponents alike are decrying this move, saying it harms both the reindeer and the people who have relied on them for centuries. Without action, thousands more reindeer are facing a death sentence at the hands of the government.

  4. What the hell is wrong with you? Are you taking lessons in idiocy and brutality from Donald Trump? Kill the morons who ignore climate change and leave the Sami and reindeer alone.

  5. Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & shared❗️😠

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Facebook Comments

comments

27848 Signatures

  • Rabia Rafiq
  • melissa dominguez
  • Mr. & Mrs. Terry Cadwallader
  • Lisa Denby
  • Patrícia Gwinner
  • Melody Montminy
  • Rick Easton
  • Izumi Ogawa-Schulz
  • Maaike Van de Pijpekamp
  • Freya Harris
1 of 2785123...2785
Skip to toolbar