Monday, November 15, 2010

Rudolf the Red Meat Reindeer

Makes a very tasty steak!
And if you've never tried it,
You'll soon have your chance to partake

Discount supermarket Lidl has come under fire for selling reindeer steaks in the run-up to Christmas.


Animal rights campaigners have criticised Lidl for selling reindeer that are, according to Uppsala University in Sweden, often herded using non-traditional techniques such as snowmobiles and motorbikes which causes the animals distress and muscle wastage.

"The idea of ‘Rudolph’ being slaughtered and sliced into steaks for a novelty Christmas dinner is revolting," said a spokesperson for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. "Christmas is supposed to remind us of peace and goodwill - and the rest of the animal kingdom could do with a taste of it, rather than being tasted."

[SKY News]


  1. how else can you herd them? have you ever tried? they are fast.

  2. Indeed, they are pretty swift. Rumor has it that more than a few of them can even fly.

  3. This really brought me down, and not by a small margin.

  4. All of the other reindeer,
    Make for some good eatin' too
    Onions and carrots and Blitzen
    Makes a very toothsome stew

    Then one foggy Christmas Eve
    Santa came to say
    "Rudolf with your flesh so sweet
    It's you I'm going to slay for meat!"

    Then how the reindeer loved him
    As they shouted out with glee
    "Rudolf the read meat reindeer,
    Santa's eating you, not me!"