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And parasites can indeed cause a reindeer's nose to become red - which, in fact, would lead to other reindeer ostracizing it and not letting it in on any of their reindeer games.
An element of antiurban demonizing has long been a wearisome component of the environmentalist tradition, but little is to be gained by ostracizing city residents, most of whom, for historical reasons that include class and racial exclusion, have limited access to the trees, rivers, mountains, and wildlife that are the environmental movements' star actors.
Robinson discriminated against them due to their pregnancies by ostracizing and demoting them, which resulted in financial losses.