There’ll Be No Reindeer At The Hertfordshire Uni Christmas Market, SU Confirms

Hertfordshire_Banner

Following days of uncertainty, the University of Hertfordshire’s Students Union has confirmed that no reindeer will be present at the upcoming Christmas market, following a petition from animal activist students. This comes despite a ‘referendum’ being held, which suggested that the majority of students welcomed a live reindeer. However, the results of the referendum, unlike Brexit, won’t affect the outcome now.

 

College-10
Activist’s objected to the appearance of a live reindeer

 

This story started when the Student’s Union announced seemingly innocuous plans to host a live reindeer at the upcoming Christmas market. What followed was an outpour of opinion, with many suggesting this amounted to animal cruelty. Reindeers are best-suited to mountainous regions and cold weather. While we can guarantee the latter, Hertfordshire isn’t renowned for its mountains…

 

WriteUE

 

With many suggesting this was inappropriate, 5,000 people signed a petition which proposed cancelling the appearance of the live reindeer. The petition was organised by the Animal Activism Society. In response, the Student’s Union tried to gauge University-wide opinion by running a referendum. ‘Hundreds’ of people voted in the referendum, dubbed the ‘Reindeer Referendum’, with the result being that the majority of people supported the reindeer being present.

 


READ MORE:


 

However, the Student’s Union has decided to drop the reindeer anyway. The reason behind this was the fact that a lot of students at the University had reacted negatively to the proposed reindeer show, and the Student’s Union is supposed to represent all students. Yet as it is 2017, and nothing is left alone, a rival petition has been set up to reinstate the reindeer. It has been suggested the decision by the student’s union goes against the principle of democracy. This issue doesn’t appear yet to be over, with more to follow.

 

UENews_Banner2

 

SEE THE LATEST NEWS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE

Thanks for reading. Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter for more!

 

Advertisements

One thought on “There’ll Be No Reindeer At The Hertfordshire Uni Christmas Market, SU Confirms

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.