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I am so thankful I am vegan! my husband is 66 and I am 59 and we feel like we are 30!!!! best decision we ever made!
Kill for food kill for horns its all the same. If you are not man or woman enough to kill your own meat then don't eat meat. The disconnect of man and his food is disrespectful to animals and to God.
Since my husband had heart attack, we are both trying to get away from store bout meat loaded with antibiotics.I no longer eat meat because of that.
Weighing all the good and bad, I believe wild
game is healthiest of 95%! Thank You!
is eating racoon,rabbit,and squrrial good for you?
Yes, studies have been done, showing wild game has concentrations of lead, but I completely disagree with the results. In one instance, it was later found out that the doctor that published one study, actually "salted" the samples, to ensure the results went along with his theory. This caused one state health dept., to discard thousands of venison that had been donated, to feed the needy. This was an utter waste. It was also found out that the man was connected to some anti hunting group. As a hunter and shooter, I know beyond the shadow of a doubt that the amount of lead retained in the body of a wild animal killed by a bullet is minimal. Most hunters strive for straight through penetration, that means the bullet goes right through the body. Most of the time, bullets used for big game hunting are jacketed, and for the most part, designed for penetration. When hunting waterfowl, by law, you have to use steel shot, so there is no chance of lead contamination there. Therefore, I will continue to hunt wildgame, and eat it, and will not hesitate to let my family eat it. It's not only better for you, but also much cheaper than buying grass feed beef.
Like it or not domestic production of animals is needed. Even in rural areas there is not enough game to feed the masses. If your a hunter you get to enjoy game meat and its benefits. If not then you need to educate yourself on how to approach a healthy diet. I'll say this, I never met a hunter that didn't eat domestic meat too. I know someone somewhere knows one...but in reality well over 95% of hunters don't eat just wild game. One other thing, hunting is not getting any cheaper. I used to hunt for very little, now you just about have to pay dues to get in a hunting club, which makes that chunk of venison mighty pricey. Shoot! We're almost europe...
My thoughts are this...when I read an article from the Mayo clinic I expect professionalism. When I read this article I sensed the authors had an agenda and tried (not very skillfully) to craft an article to conform to their views. This article makes me want to complain to the Mayo clinic about the authors so they can have professionals authoring under their name instead of this article.
Relative to the subject at hand, it may be important to keep in mind that most wild game is high in iron. For those who are anemic, it is a good thing. For those who aren't, too much wild game can build up high iron levels, leading to several issues. I have seen the problem in men because humans don't release iron in any other manner than bleeding. I personally eat a lot of wild game and try to give blood regularly. This not only saves another life, but also keeps my iron at a good level. Geese (and ducks I think) are particularly high in iron. That said, everything I have seen and experienced shows wild game is a very healthy food. (Except when the butcher adds 10% beef suet (fat) to your hamburger, that pretty well cancels out the health benefits. If you need a little fat in the pan, use olive oil...there is enough moisture in the meat I use nothing.)
I agree with everything that David said, I would also like to say that I have personally know several hunters who have taken an unhealthy animal out of a herd to promote the overall health of the enitire herd "wasting" one or more of their "trophy tags", I also have personally spent HUNDREDS of dollars this year alone to buy corn(no longer cheap) to put in a feeder on our property to make up for the lack of wild food, no acorns, no berries, no nuts of any kind, the grass burned completely up early in the summer ect.. due to the record breaking draught, I dont know of any hunter who does not try their best to humanely take what we hunt. Ever driven through Kansas, worked in a chicken plant, been in a commercial chicken or hog house? have you seen the conditions your grocery store meat lives its life in???
"so now we are to start hunting, killing the wonderful wild creatures we have left on this earth" - We didn't leave or put the animals here, they were already here.
"killing animals for food is one thing,killing for the size of the antlers is another." - I kill for both, I have a specific quota of deer I like to kill each year to supply my family with meat. I kill no more or no less, and so what if one of them happens to have a big rack on it's head. Hunting happens, deal with it. I'd rather everyone in the world was a trophy hunter than the animal in the feed lots you buy your meat from get treated the way they do. Go visit one sometime, you will think hunters are humane angels after your visit!
For those of you who are anti-hunters...some of your opinions may be warranted, but not all. There are many irresponsible hunters in the world, but the vast majority are not. Just like there are a lot of good animal rights folks in the world, yet some will take a human life to stop the loss of an animals... There are extremes on every side of every argument in the world, but most hunters care more for the animals they are after than you would no. So don't be so quick to throw stones at a cold blooded killer when you don't know all the facts you have assumed you know.
Just be very happy were on the top of the food chain.
cont. - It's ignorance and distortion of reality at it's best.
Wild game is absolutely superior to domestic meats. It is leaner and lower in cholesterol, and game is completely free-range. Domestic animals are herded, fenced, and caged only to wade in their own filth for their whole life, injected with growth hormones and anti-biotics which are questionable to theirs and the consumer's health, and fed foods which is purely formulated to fatten the animal and not supply proper nutrition. Domestic animals are also destructive to the immediate, surrounding, and in many cases the distant lands and waters. Their waste promotes an overload of nitrogen in waterways and livestock can increase erosion and soil loss. Obviously altering the natural landscape to support domestic animals also has a negative effect on the environment. Vast amounts of land has to be cleared, upturned, and planted in order to grow crops needed to feed domestic animals, which reduces habitat. On the contrary, wild game lives it's life in it's natural environment, supporting a healthy ecosystem. Game eats natural foods that are healthy and nutritious and unless populations aren't controlled, does not disrupt/destroy the quality of the land and it's environment and biomass.
It's easy to see why wild game is a fantastic alternative to domestic meats.
"so now we are to start hunting, killing the wonderful wild creatures we have left on this earth"
This statement from the first poster shows the ignorance of "armchair environmentalists" and anti-hunters. They fail to realize that if it weren't for hunters and true conservationists, their beloved wildlife would be in rough shape. Hunters put millions upon millions of dollars into habitat restoration and other wildlife projects like refuges and land grants such as the CRP. For instance, if it weren't for waterfowl hunters, the millions of acres of wetlands that have been set aside(through funds from licenses, duck stamps and sporting equipment taxes...PAID BY HUNTERS) would undoubtedly be drained and planted or developed. Conservation efforts of groups like Ducks Unlimited and Delta Waterfowl have also set aside hundreds of thousands if not millions of acres of wetlands and completed countless habitat improvement/restoration programs, again PAID BY HUNTERS. The same can be said about upland hunters and big game hunters. Teddy Roosevelt was a hunter of legendary status, and during his hunts he realized the importance of conservation and setting aside tracts of pristine wilderness. Thanks to his efforts, we have the National Park system which supports the well-being of the wildlife found on the land set aside for these areas...which is enjoyed by the "tree huggers" who think hunting is evil and should be eliminated at all costs... It's igno
I like killing animals for food. but animals use anywhere used. but i think this is false. eating vegetable, fruits, and fit our body.
killing animals for food is one thing,killing for the size of the antlers is another.
The poster of the second comment should read the first. We have been hunting since man was first on this planet and had to eat. I have hunted all my life, enjoy it and eat what I kill. Wild game is not only healthier, but tastes better. I, personally, know no one who is against hunting. I guess either ducks or wild hogs are my favorite eating
We didn't just "start hunting wild creatures". That started millions of years ago. It is regulated to insure that their population is controlled so they don't starve to death over the winter, but they are not hunted to extinction. The point of the blog was deer, elk, ducks, geese, etc. are healthier to eat because the meat is leaner. Whether you eat a domesticated animal that is shrink wrapped at your grocery store or eat venison the animal had to be killed first.
We already slaughter millions of domesticated animal to satisfy our desire for meat...so now we are to start hunting, killing the wonderful wild creatures we have left on this earth, "because their flesh is healthier"?
Shouldn't you have have mentioned that we neeed to stop the pesticides, growth hormones/antibiotics injections in our farm animals to make their meat healthy for consumption?
Oh, maybe you just endorse killing !!
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