“to stop the spread of a highly infectious fatal disease,” is not exactly a slaughter, now is it?

Reindeer have not had an easy time recently. There are only about 600,000 left of them, down from 1.5 million in 2000 thanks to dwindling habitat due to climate change, and last August, 318 of those were struck by lightning in a single storm and killed. And now, the government of Norway has decided to…

via The Norwegian government just authorized the slaughter of 2,200 reindeer — Quartz

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