Monday, 9 November 2020

A huge success for animal rights and the festive events campaign as Winter Funland choose to go reindeer free, writes Festive Events Campaigner Rehana Jomeen.

For the second year in a row, Manchester’s well-known Christmas event, Winter Funland chooses to go reindeer free. This is an important punctuation mark in the festive events campaign because it reinforces the change that is happening, albeit slowly. The event still boasts a Santa’s grotto, fun fair rides, ice-skating and more, which goes to show that it is possible to celebrate the festive season in a wholesome and animal-free way. Well done Winter Funland for setting a fantastic example to other Christmas events across the country. Let's hope that other events will follow Winter Funland's lead and take reindeer off their lineup permanently. Until then, keep up the good fight!