Open Minds for Sustainable Meats?

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  1. This is really interesting. I think it would be a good practice to sell the meat of wild animals that can bothersome, but only up to a certain point. I agree with you in that selling meat from animals that are already dead; animals should NOT be merely hunted for their meat. This is where you would have problems with decreasing wild animal populations. It is definitely a waste of resources (and money!) if “wild” game is imported from other countries, especially when there is a lot of game available here.

    I love your blog; I look forward to reading it with each new update! You’re a great writer, and you talk about very interesting topics. 🙂

    1. Thanks for your comment and feedback! Another friend of mine also pointed out that the fact that there is an ”overpopulation” of deer now may also be due to the circumstance that their natural predators, wolves, have been decimated, which normally would keep the deer at bay. Also, their natural habitat is shrinking through the expansion of suburbs and the urbanization of previously rural areas, which then leads them to overpopulating’ the remaining forest areas. The issue is therefore even more complicated than I thought..

  2. You sum it up succinctly when you say it’s a very tricky issue.
    I think in the UK small scale local sales of wild deer are “allowed”, but for any commercial purposes there’s a whole raft of legislation that needs to be complied with (mainly for food safety), consequently, most wild venison seems to be sold from the back of a Landrover at night…
    You’re right too about the lack of predators and consequent issues for animal welfare that brings for expanding populations.
    The Deer Initiative in the UK tries to provide science to inform and develop sustainable management strategies. A tricky task:)

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