The reindeer ‘shot for sport’ on £2,000 Icelandic safari: British hunters share gruesome pictures online of slaughtered reindeer on a pre-Christmas trip

The reindeer ‘shot for sport’ on £2,000 Icelandic safari: British hunters share gruesome pictures online of slaughtered reindeer on a pre-Christmas trip

Bloodthirsty British hunters have been killing reindeer on a pre-Christmas shooting trip to Iceland. The £2,000 ‘Icelandic Safari’ was organised by Ian Farrington, a deer stalker from Devon. He posted gruesome pictures online of slaughtered reindeer and boasted on a forum for hunters: ‘We have returned from another trip to Iceland with 100 per cent […]

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Svalbard reindeer rebounding better than hoped after nearly going extinct

Svalbard reindeer rebounding better than hoped after nearly going extinct

Reindeer and caribou populations have been declining dramatically over the past few decades. But one subspecies of reindeer seems to be doing better, anew study has found. The wild Svalbard reindeer (Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus), which lives in the harsh archipelago of Svalbard off Norway in the Arctic Ocean, was nearly hunted to extinction in the […]

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