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Benefits of Hunting your Own Meat

Posted by Patrick V on

Living all together in cities brought the fact that we are living in a world that almost anything can be purchased. Literally, every basic human need can be provided by a business. Of course, not much of a choice here when we are 7 billion targeting to be 11 billion by 2050. 

To sustain every single soul on this planet neither vegans or animal farm producer have the solution. Both creating mass production and destroying land to grow or feed their respective crops. It isn't a blame here because they only respond to the demands. It is easy for vegans to criticized animal farms production, but the fact that most of them are also buying their own food at the same supermarket doesn't make them any special. A self-sustainable vegan (produced everything by itself) could say that they are more responsible but this is the end of the debate.

Nature gives us the answer, as it tends to balance itself, the solution resides in a more sustainable (balanced) environment. In other words, be able to produce with less, recuperate as much as possible to reduce our general ecological footprint and then create a more balanced environment. Mass production, over consuming are the real enemies here, not hunting and eating meat. Indeed, I agree with those who say that animal farming produces more greenhouse gas and leave a bigger ecological footprint. Is there a middle point where we can reduce that footprint without saying that animal farming is bad. I think yes. I have seen in sustainable farms, especially in Philipines, 20 cows in 1 acres of grass that are perfectly healthy and where every single drop of animals was reused naturally. At this point consuming meat is then more a debate about what is moral and ethical to do with living creatures to answer commercialism need.

The fact that food became one of the largest business in the world creates a problem in itself. Consumerism has demanded that companies produce large, frequent amounts to fill the aisles, resulting in a conflict of mass producing to respond to the demand. Are our habits of consuming food should be questioned? I believe so and this is why I decided to write about the benefits of hunting your own meat. Hunting could be a complement to become self-sustainable (for those that it is possible) and help reduce our ecological footprint. It is not an answer to feed 7 billion people but clearly a step in the right direction to reduce mass production, animal crops and agricultural.

Reducing mass production will have a major impact on our ecological footprint as well to develop a more humane approach when we would want to eat meat. At first, you may protest eating meat for the sake of the animals’ lives. It is perfectly understandable. But, it will stay a subjective debate as who's right and who's wrong. However,  for conscious meat-eaters, hunting is far more morally and ethically acceptable than purchasing raised beef, pork, and poultry. Hunting assures you that the animal comes from a natural environment and you to avoid farms made specifically for breeding oversized animals at an alarming rate. 

Sustainability is required to limit these harmful effects and to shorten the chain of big business. 

 

Benefits of Hunting your Own Meat

The obvious fact that the animal lives freely in its own environment gives you a toxin-free (without any vaccine, steroids or hormones) and a more cortisol-free animal as it lives less stressed. The condition from which wild game is harvested is much cleaner, environmentally safer, and healthier than its domesticated counterparts. Like I said, the general worry about injected hormones, toxins, steroids, and additives are eliminated. What you harvest is safer for your body. 

 According to Livestrong.com, three ounces of lean beef contain 247 calories and 15 grams of total fat. Three ounces of venison contain 134 calories and only 3 grams of total fat. Most importantly, venison contains about one-sixth the amount of saturated fat that beef does. Venison has more protein: 26 grams to 23 grams in beef. The only category in which venison loses is cholesterol: 95 mg to 76 mg in beef. 

In addition to being lower in fat and calories than beef, venison also boasts an extensive list of nutrients, providing a good amount of the niacin, riboflavin, zinc, iron and vitamin b3,b6 and b12 that you need for the entire day. Wild game meat is simply a good element to introduce into your weekly diet.

In a well-balanced alimentation, wild game meat also influences your health. As it benefits you in nutrients, it also has an impact on your general health as all healthy food does in general.

  • Promotes Weight Loss

High protein diet can boost metabolism and reduce appetite and intake as well. High protein diet can also add muscle mass. Combined with being active, eating high protein food can transform those extra pounds into define muscles. A great change when you think about it.

  • Sustainable Source of Protein

That being said, it is also a more sustainable way to get your proteins. Taking out a few players from the commercialism chain clearly, have an impact on the environment. It will be more local, fresher, less transport will be necessary to bring the meat somewhere and you exactly know what happens to your meat. You can witness the whole process assuring that nothing goes wrong with your harvested meat.

  • Helps Prevent Anemia

The fact the venison meat, for instance, is a great source of vitamin b12 and iron increases the built of hemoglobin inside your body and then helps to prevent Anemia. 

  • Strengthens the Immune System

Zinc contained in a human body is essential to develop a strong immune system. Per three once of venison, the body metabolizes about 29 percent of your daily zinc requirement. 

Many more health benefits are related to wild game meat. However, like any other food, consuming with moderation is the best even with wild game meat. Consuming excess amounts of red meat has been associated with a higher risk of several conditions, including heart disease and cancer. Like I mentioned earlier, a well-balanced diet is the keystone of health.

 

Conclusion

Benefits for your health but also saving money over the years. If you do not have the necessary equipment, this will be of course an upfront cost which will be easily absorbed over the years. Otherwise, if you have about 75 percent success rate, you won't have to worry about your source of proteins for you and your family as long as you keep a balanced alimentation. This means that you should diversify your source of nutrients among all type of food available and if you can self-sustain your own production, you are definitely a model to follow.

Thank you for reading! Have a Nice Hunt!

 

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