Should Lidl sell reindeer meat?

Lidl has caused controversy by selling reindeer meat in the run up to Christmas. But are they doing anything wrong? 

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That is just wrong!

Lexi J (Age 16) wrote on Monday, 15 November 2010 @ 17:34

it's stupid i am not a vegetairen but i think killing animals for meat is wrong but now they are moving on to new animals(why rheindeer they are so sweet and it's nearly chirsmas)it's ridiculas

Lydia T (Age 17) wrote on Monday, 15 November 2010 @ 19:09

It is stupid! I mean little kids will think its Rudolph on the shelves!

Abby M (Age 17) wrote on Monday, 15 November 2010 @ 20:35

it is very cruel

Thomas C (Age 15) wrote on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 @ 18:12

Poor rudolf - It spoils the magic of Santa's reindeers! LIDL, PLEASE DON'T!!

Beth C wrote on Thursday, 18 November 2010 @ 16:41

I don't think this is right but some people could then ask: Why do you eat turkey for Christmas? Its just peoples opinions.

Neelam M wrote on Friday, 19 November 2010 @ 18:00

That is horrible whatever happened to animal rights

Ameena A wrote on Monday, 22 November 2010 @ 15:51

| guess it's wrong really, but doesn't that make all animal killing for meat wrong? (eg. cows, lambs) Its really just the way the world works, predators and prey

Kate R wrote on Tuesday, 23 November 2010 @ 10:46

It's just cruel!! Reindeer are magical to little kids, eg. Rudolf the red nosed Reindeer. I can't believe Lidl are selling it. They should be banned!! But then saying that, isn't it wrong to kill all animals for me at eg. sheep for lamb, cows for beef and pigs for pork!

Natasha D wrote on Tuesday, 23 November 2010 @ 11:25

That is horrible! If other animals are being killed to eat why can't reindeer? If they are becoming exstinct because of it (the same with any other animal) I think it's wrong and should be stopped!!!

Kiran U (Age 17) wrote on Tuesday, 23 November 2010 @ 11:26

If you eat meat, then you are a carnivore or more probably an omnivore and you have made that choice! I don't see eating reindeer as being any different to eating any other animal. In places such as Norway, it is part of their staple diet and just because we don't readily have it and eat it here doesn't mean it's wrong. The Reindeer are farmed and killed humanely and are strictly monitored by the state authorities. They provide a living for their owners, the indigenous people in the Siberian Tundra, who have the same right as any other livestock farmer wishing to farm and provide for himself and his family.

Fe G wrote on Tuesday, 23 November 2010 @ 12:57

I think it is stupid as people in the UK will never buy the meat as it is not the standard christmas meat as turkey and chicken and many other are.

Jessica S (Age 17) wrote on Tuesday, 23 November 2010 @ 15:44

That's really wrong!!! Poor Reindeers!!!

Yingmin K wrote on Tuesday, 23 November 2010 @ 16:10

I don't think that selling reindeer meat is appropriate, especially when it's so close to Christmas time!

Tee W wrote on Tuesday, 23 November 2010 @ 18:11

I definately think that they shouldn't kill reindeers, but just like what Katsrule said it's exactly like killing and eating lamb and beef. So if someone is allowed to kill and eat beef then they should be allowed to do the same to reindeers. But I would never ever eat reindeer. xx

Leena K (Age 17) wrote on Tuesday, 23 November 2010 @ 19:31

I totally agree with the fact that if you sell reindeer/kill it, it will destroy the happiness of Christmas!! I personally think that there should be NO "Reindeer killing" and saving it for enjoying in Christmas!!

Sakshi K (Age 17) wrote on Tuesday, 23 November 2010 @ 20:31

I don't think this should be allowed as it ruins the spirit of christmas and if small children saw it they woul be horrified!!!

Charlotte B wrote on Tuesday, 23 November 2010 @ 21:18

I am not a very big meat eater so I just think it is definetely WRONG!

Jennifer G (Age 15) wrote on Friday, 26 November 2010 @ 17:57

I know that that is so wrong and definitely not right

Jennifer G (Age 15) wrote on Saturday, 27 November 2010 @ 18:17


Amy K wrote on Sunday, 28 November 2010 @ 13:52

That is so wrong!! Whatever happened to animal rights!! I totally agree with 'Viva!' for being angry with Lidl! Ellie-mo :) xoxo

Ellyn D (Age 17) wrote on Thursday, 9 December 2010 @ 18:31

eating Rudolf would be wroung !!!!!!

Caitie G (Age 15) wrote on Saturday, 11 December 2010 @ 08:54


Paulina S (Age 17) wrote on Sunday, 12 December 2010 @ 14:49

SHEEP is acceptable, they are nasty, cows are ok they breed quick, but reindeer, uh-uh

Liam R (Age 17) wrote on Friday, 24 December 2010 @ 11:29

I love raindeers

Hajra A (Age 13) wrote on Monday, 3 January 2011 @ 19:01

Killing reindeer is no different from killing sheep. Just because they are special to Christmas doesn't mean they are more important than other animals we kill and eat!

Juliette T (Age 17) wrote on Wednesday, 5 January 2011 @ 20:36

Meat is Meat, So why the fuss? I mean, they eat it all the time in other countries, they are bred as a food herd. So It's NOT mean, OR cruel.

Molly-Mae D wrote on Thursday, 6 January 2011 @ 13:51

noooo! chickins and lambs and all the other things are enogh why kill poor raindeers what hav they done!these poor inocent raindeer are suffering just to fill your stomach why there is enough food on this planet ... for now!

Rabia H (Age 17) wrote on Monday, 31 January 2011 @ 18:29

Please don't LIDL I mean Rudolf and santas reindeer will be vey up set and also it will ruin Richmong park and think how horrible it will be for the reindeer also reindeer are beaustiful creatures and I hate it when people kill animals and I dont think it would sell very well!

Emily P (Age 15) wrote on Friday, 4 February 2011 @ 18:23

That just awful of them, Santa will be very angry!! Who's gonna buy it anyway? J007

Toby M (Age 17) wrote on Wednesday, 9 February 2011 @ 14:49

No way! people know that their kids love santa and his friends, they shouldn't be killed.

WILLIAM T (Age 15) wrote on Thursday, 10 February 2011 @ 19:15

I have eaten deer meat before so I don't see what the problem is. What's the difference between a cow and a reindeer? It's a bit like horse meat. Why eat a cow but not a reindeer?

Suzanne M wrote on Saturday, 12 February 2011 @ 08:46

That's so cruel! How could you eat a reindeer? and suppersuze, how can you especially eat a horse? BOO890

Becky B (Age 17) wrote on Friday, 18 February 2011 @ 14:38

Boo890 - I have approved your comment only to make a point here… Reindeer meat is the staple diet of many Scandinavian countries. It is no more cruel than beef, chicken, pork or horse. In fact, horse and reindeer meat is not battery farmed unlike chicken and pork, so in some ways is even less cruel.

Nic W wrote on Friday, 18 February 2011 @ 14:46

Everyone should try to remember that not every country traditionally had free access to beef, chicken and pork, so would eat the animals naturally found in their continent.

Nic W wrote on Friday, 18 February 2011 @ 14:49

I have eaten reindeer meat before - as well as snake, frog, rat, cricket, shark, ostrich and some other weird things! I haven't eaten horse, but I would try it. It used to be very popular in France. :)

Nic W wrote on Friday, 18 February 2011 @ 14:52

Don't Worry. Some guys are a bit - disagreeable

Oliver N (Age 14) wrote on Monday, 21 February 2011 @ 18:08

It's OK. :) I respect your opinion Boo890 and it's a good point, but I suppose that if your plane crashed and the only food to eat was reindeer, wouldn't you eat it? And horse meat is actually very nice if you forget that you're eating horse and just think of it as meat. I saw a programme where some people killed a whale, but they didn't have any other way of getting food. And you probably eat eggs from battery farmed hens, which I don't, so I could sort of call you cruel in a way too. It really depends on what you think is cruel. I just don't think killing reindeer and horses is any crueller than killing sheep and cows and other animals. :) x

Suzanne M wrote on Tuesday, 22 February 2011 @ 18:10

I think it is wrong but it is just the same as eating somthing like chiken,pork or beef.

Jessica B (Age 15) wrote on Tuesday, 1 March 2011 @ 18:31

I agree with 54321jj

Christian Ayibongwe M (Age 12) wrote on Friday, 4 March 2011 @ 19:08

I'm a veggie but i still think this is really bad I mean who is actually gonna eat it??? byexx cookie360

Grace T (Age 17) wrote on Saturday, 5 March 2011 @ 14:33

Reindeer!! Seriosly?

Daniel I (Age 16) wrote on Saturday, 12 March 2011 @ 09:06

I dont think they should eat Reindeer, Mankind have alredy killed enough animals i would say. its just bad

Tom C (Age 17) wrote on Saturday, 19 March 2011 @ 13:39

thats wrong on so many levels

Ethan C (Age 15) wrote on Saturday, 26 March 2011 @ 13:50

no!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!please dont .

Laura C (Age 16) wrote on Tuesday, 29 March 2011 @ 08:41

no way that is so sad and sick !!!!!!!!!

Catriona K wrote on Monday, 11 April 2011 @ 20:19

Lidl's should not be allowed to sell reindeer meat because reindeers are lovely animals and nature and Lidl's do not have the right to harm them and kill them for food because we already have enough food to live. However if you were on the verge of dying then i suppose you would have to eat it if there was no other food to eat on the planet.

Emily F (Age 17) wrote on Wednesday, 13 April 2011 @ 08:51

Personally, I don't think so. After all, we have beef, chicken, lamb ect. so do we really need ANOTHER meat? My opinion, only :)

Ellie H (Age 16) wrote on Wednesday, 13 April 2011 @ 17:39

No, that's disgusting! Think of the peoplethat love Rudolph the red nosed reindeer and all of the reindeer! :)

Katie D wrote on Thursday, 21 April 2011 @ 11:59

Yeah, but lots of people like programmes such as Shaun the Sheep, and it doesn't stop them eating sheep. I would willingly try reindeer. :)

Suzanne M wrote on Saturday, 23 April 2011 @ 13:29

it just like other meat supersuze is right shaun the sheep does not stop them eating sheep so why should rudoulph the reindeer stop us eating reindeer ???? Hu Hu

Samantha L (Age 17) wrote on Saturday, 23 April 2011 @ 18:35

I am vegitarian and if I ate meat- NO!

Niamh S (Age 17) wrote on Tuesday, 26 April 2011 @ 12:31

Not right, we wouldn't like it if reindeers ate us all of a sudden

Keval P (Age 17) wrote on Tuesday, 26 April 2011 @ 20:36

Yes because we don't have a say wether other meas get sold and it is exactly the same...

Francesca F wrote on Sunday, 1 May 2011 @ 12:31

NO! I am against all animals being ate, that's why i became a vegatarian at the age of 6!

Rhianna G (Age 15) wrote on Monday, 2 May 2011 @ 09:00

That's wrong. Rudolf the deep fried reindeer! It isn't supposed to be funny but I'm just trying to make a point!

Luke S (Age 17) wrote on Friday, 6 May 2011 @ 17:22

Selling meat is wrong anyway(I'm a veggie)But this is cruel and if they do go through with this then they will have gone too far. I will definitely never go to LIDL again.

Gillian P (Age 17) wrote on Friday, 20 May 2011 @ 21:39

Selling reindeer meat is just wrong ,who does that. Not many people would buy it from LIDL I know I wouldn't. Reindeer are magical to children as especially ruldoph some kids might think LIDL might be buying a dead ruldoph.

Georgia F wrote on Saturday, 21 May 2011 @ 07:37

thats manky...............................urgh

Holly B wrote on Monday, 23 May 2011 @ 19:10

i wouldn't eat it even if it did happen, disgraceful! if i was told that i was having riendeer for dinner i would FREAK OUT i belive in chrismas and father christmas and poor rudolph!

Olivia F (Age 15) wrote on Wednesday, 1 June 2011 @ 02:48

I don't agree killing animals for meat.They are so evil.

Mattea M (Age 16) wrote on Thursday, 2 June 2011 @ 18:47

As soon as I read the title, I immediately thought NO that is sooooo bad!

Arabella M (Age 16) wrote on Thursday, 9 June 2011 @ 18:08

I 100% agree with Supersuze. My dad has eaten venison and my mum's friend has a business in which people eat rabbit venison and many other things. I don't really eat meat but I would try new things including meat. We eat sheep (shaun the sheep), cows, pigs(babe) and chickens (chicken run), what is the difference with reindeer? There is nothing uncommon about venison, it is considered a slightly upper class food compared to beef and chicken but there is no difference. Admittedly, eating reindeer at Christmas could be slightly off putting but it really is perfectly normal.:)

Emelia G wrote on Sunday, 26 June 2011 @ 15:39

Thanks PinkBoden! Good to see someone agrees with me... :)

Suzanne M wrote on Tuesday, 28 June 2011 @ 19:02

i think it is disgraceful i hate it my niece believes in Rudolph now she will think hes on the shelf IM NEVER GOING LIDL AGAIN

Megan M (Age 17) wrote on Monday, 4 July 2011 @ 21:22

it is wrong to kill a animals.PLEASE STOP LIDL!!!

Matthew S (Age 16) wrote on Friday, 8 July 2011 @ 16:45

everybody listen. Reindeer and moose killing may sound bad however its not. I agree with SuperSuze. Moose and dear kill innocent people across scandinavia and it tastes a bit like turkey and pork. We eat turkey, pig, chicken and cow so its not that bad!!

Damon H (Age 17) wrote on Wednesday, 27 July 2011 @ 09:48

I can see both sides to it. I think it is wrong because we have so many meat we don't need anymore, it reduces the amount of reindeer and i think only the people who have it in there diet should eat it. I think it is right if there are loads in the area because then it doesn't reduce big numbers, and because it doesn't hurt to try something new.

Cerian R (Age 16) wrote on Tuesday, 2 August 2011 @ 17:06

its very bad

Harry M (Age 14) wrote on Wednesday, 10 August 2011 @ 13:11

I am a vegietaren but lidl is the closest shop to where i live however they do sell meat from these magical creatures and it is mean. People have enough meat and do not need any more. It is alright to eat the raindeer if you live near them for that is one of the main things in your diat and the number of raindeers are much higher. but lidl is doing wrong.

Nadia Q (Age 15) wrote on Wednesday, 17 August 2011 @ 11:03

I am a vegietaren but lidl is the closest shop to where i live however they do sell meat from these magical creatures and it is mean. People have enough meat and do not need any more. It is alright to eat the raindeer if you live near them for that is one of the main things in your diat and the number of raindeers are much higher. but lidl is doing wrong.

Nadia Q (Age 15) wrote on Wednesday, 17 August 2011 @ 11:09

I'm a vegetarian too, and even if I did eat meat I would certainley not eat reindeer! That would ruin the magic of christmas!

Samantha W (Age 16) wrote on Thursday, 18 August 2011 @ 19:07

that's a horrible idea . rain deer are beautiful creatures and we dont have as many as we do sheep and cows.i certainly wouldnt buy it and personly i think lidl should be sued !!!!

Maisie H (Age 16) wrote on Sunday, 28 August 2011 @ 17:47

that is horrible

Ka A wrote on Tuesday, 30 August 2011 @ 18:01

it's so horrible

Imogen O wrote on Wednesday, 31 August 2011 @ 11:08

I think that everyone should only have one sort of meat as nobody needs half of the stock so it just gets thrown into a big bin with everything else. I am not a vegetarian.

Charlotte R (Age 16) wrote on Thursday, 1 September 2011 @ 15:32

Then again, we eat cows and chickens and sheep and don't really think about it... Reindeer are a bit more symbolic though. :)

Katie D wrote on Monday, 5 September 2011 @ 20:24

We eat all other types of meat, however reindeer is still a meat and yes its cruel to eat any animal no matter how cute it is but like people say it is already dead and you cant bring it back to life so you might as well eat it. xx i love animals!! xxx

Lindsay I wrote on Wednesday, 7 September 2011 @ 17:55

No. I love them and they remind me of santas reindeers.Please don't do it are Nasty.

Adam O (Age 14) wrote on Friday, 9 September 2011 @ 20:52

If you feel sorry for raindeers, you should feel sorry for everey other animal used to make meat too. Its not illegal, after all

Hannes H wrote on Sunday, 18 September 2011 @ 14:46

The meat I eat is chicken, beef and fish and I think meat is bad but REINDEER?! Is this World ever satisfied?! :(

India F (Age 16) wrote on Sunday, 18 September 2011 @ 19:39

Sheep are cute,yet people eat them.Cows are sweet,but people still eat them.What's so wrong about eating reindeer?My personal opinion is that there is nothing wrong with eating reindeer.There are some places in the world that eat dog and horse,but to the people living there,that's normal.We should respect other peoples cultures,and not be so quick to criticise.I would eat reindeer,if I had the choice,but that's just me!:)

Amirah A (Age 17) wrote on Sunday, 2 October 2011 @ 15:51

I suppose I look at it this way - if you eat meat, what's the difference between killing and eating a cow or a horse, or a Reindeer or a little fluffy bunny? I have never eaten meat, but my mum did until she was 14 and she remembers eating pidgeon pie....but she says that meat eaters are very strange, as they think killing and eating one animal is OK, but because we don't normally eat another type in this country it's seen as wrong!! All animals are the same, why should one animal be eaten but wrong to eat another one??!! Having said all that - the idea of selling Reindeer does seem very sad.....especially when it comes to Christmas and all the children are being taken to Santas' Grotto and to feed the Reindeer!! But....I think that when I go to a Farm Park!!!!

John K (Age 15) wrote on Sunday, 16 October 2011 @ 21:43

i think it is totally wrong to do that because 1. whos gonna want to eat and buy it and 2. what about the vegetarians (me) in the world. its cruelty to animals and it should be stopped!!!

Alex T (Age 17) wrote on Sunday, 6 November 2011 @ 17:19

Well Lidl do sell foriegn food and other countries eat raindeer meat. It would be unfair for the poot animal but maybe the meat tastes nice.

Isabel P (Age 17) wrote on Monday, 21 November 2011 @ 18:54

It s completely wrong to kill such a special animal for its meat, especially as it is near Christmas

Lola F (Age 16) wrote on Saturday, 26 November 2011 @ 18:39

NO!!! Reindeers have as much rights as humans. Also with it being so close to Xmas, it's bound to upset young kids

Charli F wrote on Tuesday, 6 December 2011 @ 09:00

yeah lidl it isnt that when a kid walks in and reads "reindeer meat best before 25th december" what where they thinking

Rachel O (Age 17) wrote on Thursday, 8 December 2011 @ 14:54

if they want to can't see anyone buying it though

Jack D wrote on Saturday, 10 December 2011 @ 12:15

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer What have they done to you?

Becky K (Age 16) wrote on Wednesday, 14 December 2011 @ 05:48

That is disgraceful!

Bethan B (Age 16) wrote on Tuesday, 10 January 2012 @ 16:21

Thts not fair, but if u have 2 eat u can eat other meat not deer lol, poor things, :(:(

Eden R (Age 14) wrote on Wednesday, 18 January 2012 @ 17:16

@Fizzee, I have to disagree with you there. When you said 'but like people say it is already dead and you cant bring it back to life so you might as well eat it.' No, that's not right, if you buy meat your supporting the meat trade which will thus get more animals killed, no you can't bring it back to life, but you can stop supporting the trade, which will save more animals lives. And it's also better for people in other countries, where maybe they go hungry every night. To quote Viva: 'While 750 million people go to bed hungry every night, one-third of the world’s grain is fed to farmed animals. A typical Western meat-based diet can only feed 2.5 billion people: a plant-based diet will feed every one of us.' So if people stopped supporting the meat trade by buying meat, the world would be a better place.

Samantha W (Age 16) wrote on Monday, 30 January 2012 @ 22:05

'@Fizzee, I have to disagree with you there. When you said 'but like people say it is already dead and you cant bring it back to life so you might as well eat it.' No, that's not right, if you buy meat your supporting the meat trade which will thus get more animals killed, no you can't bring it back to life, but you can stop supporting the trade, which will save more animals lives. And it's also better for people in other countries, where maybe they go hungry every night. To quote Viva: 'While 750 million people go to bed hungry every night, one-third of the world’s grain is fed to farmed animals. A typical Western meat-based diet can only feed 2.5 billion people: a plant-based diet will feed every one of us.' So if people stopped supporting the meat trade by buying meat, the world would be a better place.' What about finding other sources of iron? sambarose2?

Liam S (Age 15) wrote on Tuesday, 14 February 2012 @ 16:28

@Buzzer, other sources of iron? Well quite a lot of foods are iron rich, and you can also take liquid iron as well... you don't have to eat meat to get iron. :)

Samantha W (Age 16) wrote on Wednesday, 22 February 2012 @ 11:03

I think that we should stop selling reindeer meat. its just wrong in so many ways. I can explain a 100 ways that why should stop selling it. It make me cry also because I can show you how Bamid felt.

Aatikah A (Age 13) wrote on Sunday, 18 March 2012 @ 16:08

Right. Let's see LIDL's rights. They have a RIGHT to sell reindeer meat. It's not dangerous, it's not a gun or gunpowder. If LIDL find it easiest to make money from selling reindeer, THEN SO BE IT.

Liam S (Age 15) wrote on Thursday, 22 March 2012 @ 17:39


Liam S (Age 15) wrote on Friday, 23 March 2012 @ 11:51

I do not see what is the matter with it they are bread for it.

Madeline S (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 24 March 2012 @ 11:05

Well some people living in poor countries are starving so I think it is fine to eat reindeer meat.

Chelsea B wrote on Tuesday, 27 March 2012 @ 17:42

But they're not doing it now! This article's been here for like 2 years and nothing has happened so they should take it off. + I live next to lidl and I just came back from it and its a good store

Soha A wrote on Friday, 30 March 2012 @ 15:06

@Buzzer, just because LIDL is going to make money from it, doesn't mean it's okay. Selling meat is wrong in so many ways...

Samantha W (Age 16) wrote on Monday, 2 April 2012 @ 14:19

We have plenty of animals to eat we don't want another one. Just because it is native in some other countries does not mean that it should be native here. Imagine if you were a reindeer and you were shot and used as food how would you feel? you have to think about both sides of the situation and not just yourself.

Emily W (Age 16) wrote on Tuesday, 3 April 2012 @ 20:54

thats disgusting!

Zainab B (Age 15) wrote on Saturday, 7 April 2012 @ 18:49

what is father christmas going to do when he has no more reindeer left

Miranda R (Age 15) wrote on Wednesday, 11 April 2012 @ 12:22

Look, people let lidl sell foreign food if they want to! I personally disagree however it is just the way of the world at the moment and it can be changed in generations to come, like ours for instance. P.S. I'm not veggie but I don't really like meat!

Zoe W (Age 15) wrote on Friday, 13 April 2012 @ 17:45

I think its just NOT SHOULD HAPPEN. But its bascically the same as pork and beef!

Erena D (Age 15) wrote on Sunday, 15 April 2012 @ 12:45

I think tha's so cruel DON'T DO IT!

Rachel H (Age 17) wrote on Wednesday, 25 April 2012 @ 20:23


Victoria G (Age 15) wrote on Saturday, 28 April 2012 @ 10:18


Weyal B (Age 15) wrote on Sunday, 13 May 2012 @ 14:24

Reindeers are imaginary, so how can they even get the meet, by slaughtering a deer? anyway, it's cruel!

Edwin H (Age 15) wrote on Wednesday, 16 May 2012 @ 16:29

Ummm no webcam reindeer are real animals. Well, why not? I mean we eat cows and pigs, why not reindeer? I'd eat a horse if I was served it, so long as it had had a good life before it died, and they're one of my favourite animals.

Rosie D wrote on Friday, 22 June 2012 @ 16:49

There are, as we speak, several million chickens that are kept crammed in tiny cages under artificial lighting. They are only young and their bones are still weak, but the people who keep them feed them growth-boosting chemicals which make them so fat their leg bones snap. And if you buy any chicken meat which does not say 'organic', 'free-range' or 'RSPCA monitored' then this is where they have come from. And this probably won't stop for an awful long time, because people love the taste of chicken. Turkeys have it even worse, apparently. I have now refused to eat any chicken or turkey except Organic or Free Range, but whenever I see things like this I think of those poor birds. It is fine to eat animals. It is what lions, tigers, in fact every other carnivore on the planet does every day. It is is also a sad fact, a fact that many people prefer not to think about, is that herbivores were created to be eaten. It is the life they had before they died that counts.

Rosie D wrote on Friday, 22 June 2012 @ 17:00

We eat chicken and other things, so what's the difference. Sausages are always there on the shelves and little kids might think 'is that peppa pig?' and it goes on and on and on... In Sweden they eat it, I know because my dad has eaten it, and he said it is the same as eating rabbit or lamb. I don't see what much of a difference it is. Also, there is no evidence to prove that it isn't even reindeer. It could be beef, because seaweed is cabbage!

Molly J (Age 16) wrote on Tuesday, 7 August 2012 @ 21:18

I agree with abzie (see top of comments page) kids will think Rudolph or prancer are on the shelves

Maeve Anne C (Age 14) wrote on Thursday, 9 August 2012 @ 10:23


Caitlin J (Age 13) wrote on Wednesday, 15 August 2012 @ 13:08

I think people should stop killing animals, it's cruel, and how would they like it if they were killed?

Leen R (Age 15) wrote on Saturday, 18 August 2012 @ 11:39


Eve K (Age 16) wrote on Sunday, 16 September 2012 @ 17:48

I think we all know the answer..... NO!!!! That is just terrible and horrific. Eating animals is cruel but delicious! But still its cruel and they should STOP killing cute, rare and beautiful creatures or animals!

Hriday M (Age 13) wrote on Sunday, 16 September 2012 @ 20:39

Just because they 'roam in their natural habitat' doesn't mean it makes a difference to their fate... I'm a vegetarian here you know! It will spoil the magic of Christmas as 2-4 year-olds will think it's Rudolph!

Evie S (Age 13) wrote on Monday, 17 September 2012 @ 16:09

Aqua4 and Almond; I see why you don't like this idea, but what is the difference between humans killing reindeer to eat and a pack of wolves killing a reindeer, as they do in the wild? Here is the difference; in the wild, a reindeer's life is a constant struggle for survival. As a calf is risks dying of cold or being taken by predators, and when it grows old, weak or injured it shall straggle along at the back of the herd growing weaker and weaker, until either the wolves or lynx kill it or it shall simply collapse and die. In human care however, they are fed every day, roam freely, and when they come of age instead of having a long, painful death in the snow they are simply put at rest quickly and painlessly at an abbatoir. I know this sounds harsh, but people have this romantic idea that wild animals live free, happy lives to do what they like. The sad fact is that nature is cruel; I live on a farm in the country and every year the wild birds have nests with chicks in the trees, and every year almost all the chicks die with just a few left over that survive. The deer on the mountains roam free; then when they get old their teeth get too long for their mouths and they are left behind by the herd until eventually, the crows find them. This is what nature is really like, I know because I have seen it happen myself, yet people are in uproar simply because the animal has been eaten at the end of a happy life free of suffering. As for people not understand that reindeer are prey animals? In North America reindeer are known as caribou and are well known for being a large part of the grey wolf's diet.

Rosie D wrote on Saturday, 22 September 2012 @ 10:47

HOW CRUEL! They shouldn't sell rudoulph and his friends, santa and me totally dissagree with lidl

Millie D (Age 14) wrote on Thursday, 27 September 2012 @ 15:04

So yes, I think Lidl should sell reindeer meat as long as the animal has been treated fairly and has had a good life, and I would certainly try it.

Rosie D wrote on Friday, 28 September 2012 @ 11:21

People eat pig(sausages,bacon) and cow(beef)so whats wrong? Its all in the food chain that was meant for Earth.

Sam D (Age 14) wrote on Saturday, 3 November 2012 @ 13:40

As a vegetarian too, it is interesting to see people get upset about a reindeer more than a pig or cow etc. I think meat free monday is a good idea and people should try to do it. Animal have rights!

Lily W (Age 16) wrote on Sunday, 9 December 2012 @ 12:35

So Sad!;(

Haanyah A (Age 14) wrote on Friday, 14 December 2012 @ 17:14

That is so wrong my sister wanted to try reindeer meat but it is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo cruel By AThalea age 9

Athalea M (Age 13) wrote on Sunday, 23 December 2012 @ 16:32

I think it's just like selling other reindeer- like lamb and steak- if you're comfortable with eating chicken you should be comfortable eating reindeer. Besides I had a reindeer burger in Finland once, and I have to say- they're nice

Jacob T (Age 17) wrote on Monday, 7 January 2013 @ 18:52

Reindeer are not ours to kill their Mother natures

Lottie O (Age 14) wrote on Friday, 18 January 2013 @ 07:55

I guess we do need to eat so why not? It's unusual but you never know that it might be delicious... As long as Lidl don't go crazy and drive reindeer to extinction!!!

Tia N (Age 16) wrote on Sunday, 3 February 2013 @ 17:43

Bunnycat your comments are amazing and have actually changed my views on eating meat!! I TOTALLY agree with everything you say!

Lucy S (Age 15) wrote on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 @ 18:04

This is really wrong. Killing the xmas spirit by selling dead reindeer meat. WAKE UP LIDL!!!!!!!!!.

Saleka N (Age 16) wrote on Wednesday, 13 February 2013 @ 11:59

What about eating the 'Easter bunny'? I was once offered rabbit brains on toast :& I think eating reindeer is just as bad as any other meat.... Maybe just put it on the higher shelves so the children won't be able to see it.

Bessie E (Age 15) wrote on Wednesday, 20 February 2013 @ 19:07

If you are a meat-eater, then you should be open to the idea of eating all species. If we fed reindeer meat to babies, by the time they are adults they will consider it as 'normal'. I think it is all down to human psychology.

Anandita K (Age 17) wrote on Friday, 22 February 2013 @ 18:30

They can do whatever they want but I would not buy it!!! (mainly cause it ruins the magic reindeer part of xmas)

Jessica W (Age 15) wrote on Saturday, 9 March 2013 @ 08:30