Give Patch your opinion on this weighty topic.
Wiki.answers.com says to ask any question, so Patch did, asking when Christmas decorations should come down. The answer? By Jan. 6. The date signifies the 12th day after Christmas and is Three Kings Day or the Epiphany. The Epiphany is a “feast day that celebrates God the son, as the human Jesus Christ,” the website states. Another answer on the site: whenever you feel like it. So tell us what you think by voting in this week's poll and giving us your comments.
Does a local Christmas display featuring live reindeer disregard the animals' comfort?
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Dear Patch, Two adult reindeer are displayed each year in the parking lot of Chalet Nursery as part of their holiday display. The reindeer live in a cramped pen alongside a busy parking lot, at the intersection of Lake Avenue and Skokie Boulevard, subject to a constant barrage of loud noise, car exhaust and people trying to touch them. Chalet claims the reindeer display is in the name of "imparting educational values and information", that the reindeer "delight customers", and are well cared for. Chalet is missing the point that this setting is cruel and distressing to the animals despite the intention or quality of care. Rather than teaching respect for these majestic creatures, Chalet is teaching that it is acceptable to treat them as …