13 Dec '11, 1pm

Charity gifting: do festive gifts mean misery for animals?

Charity gifting: do festive gifts mean misery for animals?

Now more than ever, people are paying attention to prices and searching for smart savings, particularly when it comes to Christmas. According to a 2010 Santander study, the UK spends £16.7billion on Christmas presents alone, just over half of which is spent on our dwindling high streets. Recent estimates by the Office of National Statistics suggest that online sales will grow by an additional 20 per cent this year. While protestors line streets around the world, one thing that you can be sure of is that the vast majority of the money spent this Christmas will do little more than line the polished pockets of the fabled one per cent. But Christmas spending doesn’t have to benefit the likes of Sir Phillip Green. More and more charities are offering festive alternatives, with profits and gifts used to help the disadvantaged, poverty stricken and bereft. According to the Charit...

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