Doe Meat

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I went to the far reaches of the county a couple of weeks ago to look at a house my older son was interested in (parents can do things like this when they are retired and their kids work full-time and do college in the evening) and drove past this place.  It has been doing canned hunts for quite a few years.  The signs selling doe meat for human consumption or pet food are new, or relatively recent, I think, but I haven’t been out this way in a couple of years.

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To corral a wild creature in an enclosure to be hunted is ethically reprehensible to me.   When you feed the deer and they cluster near the fence where they are fed from, they have become domesticated.  What kind of person gets a thrill out of shooting a tame animal?  Do they mount their heads on a wall and tell a story of how skilled they were to be able to track and shoot the deer or elk?

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Gary Larson was on to these morons a long time ago.

It is difficult not to get enraged.  The city of the county I live in has just approved the sale of a piece of land that is part of an old prison — and gave tax abatements! — for building  a $40 million dollar animal research facility that plans to use dogs, primates, pigs, and mammals to torture in the name of research.  Sometimes it is very difficult to continue liking humans.

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Here are just a few of the HUNDREDS of deer (and elk, even though I didn’t see any elk) languishing in these enclosures.

37 Comments Add yours

  1. Paula Light says:

    Disgusting and horrible. I was just reading about some new Alzheimers research this morning, but of course it involved hurting animals, so I exited the article 😞

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Paula, in learning more to try to help stop this lab thing from going through (they hid the sale in the agenda with no detail on it and let the citizens know later what the sale was for!) it seems that the FDA is on the verge of removing the requirement that all medicine has to be tested on animals first because they know the results are invalid anyway. We also have a State bill that is in committee that would stop all testing on dogs. In the meantime…

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      1. Paula Light says:

        I’m not a fanatic nor a vegan, BUT so much of this testing on live animals is unnecessary and cruel, especially for cosmetics. And as you say, it’s often useless. The Alz article was all well these are mouse brains so who knows? EXACTLY!

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  2. The thing here in North Carolina (along with the staged deer hunts) is “wild” boar and pig hunting. They keep these massive and dangerous boars penned up in large corrals and sell the rights to “bag a boar” to hunters that come from all around the world to test their skill at trapping (within the enclosure) and killing a wild boar for sport and trophy. Luckily, I’ve never seen it in progress.

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  3. 2022isawesome says:

    I followed ur cool blog.

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  4. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    Hunting something contained in a fence is like shooting fish in a barrel…it’s just wrong…morally and ethically.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Most humans have lost their place in the ways of nature. We exist outside of it not as part of it 😦

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        I do agree with that…that is a great way to put it.

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  5. memadtwo says:

    Shameful. And yet they have no shame. (K)

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  6. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    I’m chatting with WP Now…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Good! Ooh I hope they tell you it will be fixed soon.

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        She didn’t know anything was wrong! She cannot recreate it.. she is trying now again

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Are you kidding me??? Isn’t there a way that they can watch others’ screens to see it happening?

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          1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

            I cant believe they were not swamped with this…..I just recorded it for them and uploaded it…as I was doing that…they finally were able to reproduce it…here is what they said

            Iv’e just asked my colleagues to see if they can reproduce the issue and one of them said they could as well. So I’ll create a bug report for this issue and I’ll make sure that we keep you updated on when it’s fixed.

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            1. msjadeli says:

              Unreal! It just did it in this comment! Good I hope they get it sorted! I’m glad you have technical know-how to get the info to them.

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        2. msjadeli says:

          It only seems to happen with the feed is open. I was just at Friday Fictioneers’ Mr. Linky and following links from there and there was no problem. Now I’m back and the news feed is jumping randomly. I’m able to type this comment with no trouble probably because it’s on my own post. But when the feed is open and I’m trying to comment on others’ blogs it goes bonkers.

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          1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

            I told her is was just with reader I think…I didn’t separate it…here is what they said…..

            Iv’e just asked my colleagues to see if they can reproduce the issue and one of them said they could as well. So I’ll create a bug report for this issue and I’ll make sure that we keep you updated on when it’s fixed.

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          2. badfinger20 (Max) says:

            Here is what they said…now….

            I’m sure we’ll start receiving quite frequent reports soon. Thanks for bringing to our attention

            I’ll keep you updated shortly! If you need anything else, please feel free to reach us anytime.

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            1. msjadeli says:

              Anything about fixing it? Am signing off now to watch a movie and will hope it is fixed by morning. Glad you are on the case, Max.

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              1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

                Just that they would let me know… I’ll update you when I hear something. I think it will take a while.

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  7. gregfromct says:

    Even amongst most hunters, hunting in enclosures is very much frowned upon.

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  8. gregfromct says:

    Even amongst hunters, hunting in enclosures is very much frowned upon.

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  9. Oh, that’s illegal in the UK, if the deer are fenced, they are livestock and must be humanely killed in an abattoir.

    Also, we have banned the use of animals to test cosmetics products or their ingredients AND it is illegal to sell cosmetics products which have been, or which contain ingredients, newly tested on animals.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Your ethics are way beyond what ours are.

      Do you have factory farms there? We have an increasing # of factory farms. Further, it has been made illegal to take pictures of what is going on inside of the factory farms. Too many people make too much money to have it threatened by people seeing the ugly reality of it.

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      1. Sorry, I missed your question about factory farms. We have them for eggs, unfortunately. We call them battery farms. Many consumers will buy free range if they have the choice. But you never know whether eggs in restaurants or preprepared meals are free range or battery. 😔

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  10. selizabryangmailcom says:

    We used to caption a show about hunting. We all hated it. But the weirdest thing about it was a couple of the regulars would react in a disturbing way whenever they “bagged” an animal. They’d crouch next to it and raise its head by the antlers and they’d be breathing hard saying, “Oh, what a beautiful animal. Oh, so beautiful. Oh, oh, oh…” (pant, pant, pant) while they molested the dead head and admired it in a breathless/moaning way that was almost orgasmic. It was such a jarring, paradoxical scene, you know, the violence combined with this weird fawning worship. I mean, there’s “hunting season” and I guess the animals are used for food, but if any of their heads ended up on a wall…That I have NEVER understood and never will. And the ones you talk about above, domesticated and just waiting for you to walk up and blow them away–uh-uh. No. No, no, no.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Stacey, that is extremely disturbing. I believe that evil walks among us and I don’t hesitate to consider someone who gets an orgasmic/ecstatic thrill out of taking life as evil. I’m watching Joseph Campbell series and he’s talking about when the white man was wiping out the buffalo and how they had their pictures taken with the heads it had that same morbid disturbing feel to it. Do you watch Dexter? In the latest season some azzhole goes onto tribal land and kills one of their sacred deer for kicks. That kinda crap is evil. I think the canned hunts are evil in a whole other way 😦

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  11. selizabryangmailcom says:

    Oh man, totally agree with you. What pleasure could one possibly get from the canned hunts? Isn’t that like wanting to be an “artist” and someone hands you a “paint by numbers” coloring book to achieve that dream?
    As for Dexter–haven’t seen the new show! We used to caption it, and I enjoyed it a lot! The season with John Lithgow was one of my favorites. How is the new stuff holding up?! Do they have a feasible thru-line into his older years…?

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Now how cool is that, doing the captions for Dexter. Lithgow’s season was my favorite also. I like the way he “unfolded” as the season went on. I plead the 5th on the last season; don’t want to give much away about it. You’ll just have to watch — and then let me know what you think about it.

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  12. stacey says:

    WordPress is suddenly saying I’m not logged in. Jeeeeeez. Gotta find all my info in order to even post this! But yeah….definitely have to see what Dex is up to.

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  13. To hunt or not to hunt but never in enclosed space.

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