Unfortunately the Centre MK are pulling the same stunt with a 'petting zoo'. Please get in contact with them!
Here is the details:
Full detail from the Centre MK website.
Please contact the Centre MK and ask them to abort their plans to have a petting zoo within their shopping centre.
Contact Centre Director Robert Goodman
Middle Hall Events organiser Beverley Lumsdon
Dear Centre MK
I am writing to ask that you call off the 'petting zoo' event you have planned from the 7th April. A shopping centre is no place for farmed animals and the event seriously compromises their welfare.
The animals will be surrounded by screaming, excitable children and busy, noisy shoppers. As a responsible business I'm sure you will understand that it is unacceptable to use lambs, goats, pot-bellied piglets, chickens, donkeys and shetland ponies as a publicity gimmick to entice Easter trade to the centre.
It is unacceptable to put animals through a stressful journey from the farm to Centre MK for this frivolous and unnecessary event, only to be prodded, poked and played with by over enthusiastic youngsters.
Please follow the lead of the Grand Arcade in Cambridge who have cancelled as similar event planned for the 3rd April.
Looking forward to your reply,
(Thanks to 'Sparky The Clown' who first posted this on Indy)
Animal Rights Cambridge