Reindeer Meat Sales Causing Holiday Controversy on “Eating Rudolph”
By Kamp Cook

Posted: November 2, 2013

Now that Halloween is behind us, you will start to notice the Christmas decorations hit the store shelves. In Britain you will also notice the reindeer meat hit the store shelves. Seems people are a little upset about “eating Rudolph.”

According to

A supermarket chain in Britain intends to sell reindeer meat for the holiday season, although some object that the idea of “eating Rudolph” violates the Christmas spirit.

The Lidl chain, which has 600 stores in Britain, said they tried out deluxe diced Siberian reindeer meat in 2010 and  quickly sold out, with most stores selling all their reindeer within a week.

“The demand from our customers has been huge,” Clare Norman, a PR manager for Lidl, told ABC News. “We aim to offer our customers a wide variety of traditional Christmas products, as well as those they may not have had the opportunity to try before.”

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, howver, argue that eating reindeer at Christmas goes against the spirit of the holiday.

“No one likes the idea of eating Rudolph at Christmas,” said Ben Williamson, a spokesman for PETA.

Reindeer will be hitting Lidl’s shelves on Nov.7