In just a few weeks, we will be in one of the busiest times for a cruel industry when hundreds of animals will be forced out onto the road to appear at crowded festive events in the run up to Christmas.

Their captivity and transportation in vans on busy roads is appalling.

Reindeer, camels, penguins, owls and other animals will be used as festive props around the UK. Christmas fairs, city centre markets, even in shopping centres. Venues about as unnatural as you can get for these animals.

All in the name of entertainment. Surely not quality education for our children.

Please contact Bolton Council to ensure this doesn’t happen here.