05 Dec '17, 2pm

Freight Trains in Norway Kill 110 Reindeer in One Terrible Week #care2

Freight Trains in Norway Kill 110 Reindeer in One Terrible Week #care2

This isn’t the news anyone wants to hear, especially during the Christmas season. In Norway, during a single week, eight freight trains barreled into herds of reindeer walking across the tracks. More than 100 of the animals died or had to be euthanized hours later because of their injuries. Three major collisions over a four-day period did most of the damage. The first, on a Wednesday, killed 26 reindeer. One on Friday killed 15 more and the last on Saturday killed 65. About 250 reindeer have died this way in the past 12 months. Reindeer herds migrate at this time of year from their summer pastures to their winter mountain habitat. Herders stay with the domesticated herds, making sure they get where they’re going as safely as possible. At points, these herds need to cross railroad tracks. They can’t avoid it. Unfortunately, the herders don’t know when freight trains are ro...

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