Harvey Nichols have been selling a special range of game pate this year in the run up to Christmas, ‘Reindeer Pate’. The pate has been a huge success for Harvey Nichols so much so in fact that it has sold out. Part of the product description states that it is an ‘indulgent winter treat’ coming from a ‘farm-raised relative of Rudolph’.
The indulgent product however has not pleased everyone and a group called ‘Vegetarians International Voice for Animals’ have approached Harvey Nichols to object to further sales. In a letter to the store, the society wrote: ‘I understand that the reindeer meat you sell claims to be from farmed animals, this… raises concerns – as farming methods are likely to cause huge amounts of stress to animals used to relatively free range over wide areas.’
Spokesperson for Harvey Nichols, Constance Cooper said, “Our online stock has sold out due to the publicity and demand we’ve received. ‘It’s a seasonal product and stocks are limited so we will not be restocking prior to Christmas.”
We are not sure exactly how online stock differs from stock or offline stock, so possibly a few last minute stocking fillers are still available.