Let’s go back to basics on one of the most debated topics among nutritionists!
Nowadays, most of what we need regularly comes down to ordering it online or hopping over to the nearest supermarket to pick up some groceries in our current day and age. Unfortunately for us, what we have in stellar convenience, we lose in nutritional value, which can be the birth of a few problems later in life.
In recent years, alongside the rise of Veganism, is a somewhat obscurer guild of game hunters. But make no mistake, game meat enthusiasts are virtually on the same page of morality as those who adhere to a strictly plant-based diet. Let’s jump in and see what they’re all about!
For most vegetarians and vegans, their choice to limit their diet to plants comes from an underlying empathy for our rich wildlife. Many such people can’t see themselves satiating themselves at the expense of the creatures that gave their life so you can have dinner on the table. Although it may not seem like it at first, game-meat hunters are essentially on the same page regarding the morality of their diet. They believe, just like vegans, that factory farming and the mass production of meat serves more to harm than heal. That’s why they dedicate their lives to hunting out in the wilds, only eating what they have killed themselves.
Again, just like vegetarians and vegans, game-meat hunters focus on the sustainability aspect of their vocation in high regard. With the amount of natural and man made resources that go into factory farming, it’s easy for once to conclude that it isn’t, in fact, a sustainable method of creating our food. When you’re hunting, most of the hunted animal’s body will be either consumed or used for other purposes, with there being nothing left to waste.
Most of us will have heard the chemical woes of mass-produced foods. Although big-meat may not like to boast it, most factory farmed meat (and even their plant-based counterparts) are chocked full of hormones, pesticides, and other harmful substances that could adversely affect the human body. This is a key talking point when it comes to hunting game meat. When you’re hunting and feasting on a natural bounty, your meals don’t contain all the harmful chemicals that farmed animals do. As such, they are much healthier when consumed regularly.
When we mean cheaper, we don’t mean that you can immediately switch to hunting meat and hope to save the bank account. Setting up a hunting hobby and gathering all the tools and skills necessary for the hunt can sometimes set you back some cash. But what you get eventually is an ample supply of meat that can last you months on end and a new skill to boot!
Now don’t get us wrong; we don’t think everybody should up and switch to hunting their own meat. But we believe that seeing a new viewpoint through the lens of sustainability opens up a discussion of ethics and what it means to be human, and the food-based future of our species as a whole.
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