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Animal rights protestors criticized for demonstrating outside children’s hospital

Under the costumes and sleigh, these deer are exploited animals. Someone has to speak on behalf of the deer, because they don’t have a voice.

OLIVIA PETTER: ‘Demonstrators have been criticised for protesting outside a children’s hospital in Brisbane during a Christmas celebration in order to raise awareness of the “exploitation” of the reindeer involved. The young patients at Queensland Children’s Hospital, some of whom suffer from rare forms of cancer, were taking photographs with the animals who had been dressed to look like one of Santa’s reindeer. They were interrupted when a group of eight animal rights activists began filming them and handing out leaflets about animal cruelty…

One protestor named Daniel Heggie explained why he was so keen to voice his concerns. “Under the costumes and sleigh, these deer are exploited animals,” he told Brisbane Times. “Someone has to speak on behalf of the deer, because they don’t have a voice.” The protestors were condemned on social media, with many taking issue at their choice of timing and location… Despite the disruption, parents and children in attendance on the day said they enjoyed the festivities’. SOURCE…

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