Baby it’s warm outside. Climate change brings a slay for reindeer.

A cull of a quarter of a million reindeer has been proposed in northern Siberia by Christmas, in a bid to reduce the risk of an anthrax outbreak. This follows the death of a 12 year-old boy in the Arctic Circle this July after consuming the venison of an infected reindeer. The so-called “zombie” disease is believed to have been resurrected because of unusually warm temperatures this summer thawing the carcass of an anthrax-infected reindeer which died over 70 years ago.

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