WHEN enjoying your Christmas this year, please give a thought to the many animals experiencing great suffering.

Reindeer do not belong in town centres. Especially Bolton.

Dressed up in glitter costumes, tethered and forced to entertain shoppers.

Mobile zoos spell disaster for animals.

The very nature of these businesses creates a welfare disaster for animals.

Being carted around in the back of a van for hundreds of miles to events where they are handled by crowds of people, can only cause stress especially for the exotic animals so commonly used.

Animals who would naturally roam a large area and engage in a variety of natural behaviours including socialising with others of their species, hunting and foraging, and defending territories are largely denied the opportunity to have these experiences when used in a mobile zoo.

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