8 Reasons to Eat Venison
1. Due to the fact that deer have never been fully domesticated and have always refused to be housed permanently indoors you can be assured that you are always buying a product that is truly free range and has not been intensivley produced.
2. If you buy wild venison you are helping to reduce the amount of damage done by deer in woodlands all over Ireland.
3. Farmed deer can be raised on marginal land like sheep and need their feed to be supplemented with a comparitively tiny amount of grain based feed.
4. Unlike cows, deer haven’t been selectively bred over centuries and so they don’t suffer from many of the diseases that traditional farm animals do. This means that they don’t need to be given antibiotics, hormones and other drugs that are commonly given to intensively farmed, non-organic cows, which also can end up in your beef.
5. Unlike a cow, a farmed deer is spared a distressing final journey to the abattoir and is instead instantly killed in the field with a bullet. Strangely enough one deer dropping dead infront of a herd of other deer causes them more confusion than distress as this is unlikely to happen in the wild.
6. Venison is very low in fat and cholesterol and is much better for you than beef. It also contains more iron than any other red meat.
7. It is an incredibly versatile meat and can be used to make burgers, sausages, Bolognese, stews, casseroles or simply cook it as a steak. In most cases minced venison should get fatty pork mince added to it as it is so lean.
8. Deer don’t suffer from many of the diseases that traditional farm animals do as they haven’t been selectively (and unnaturally) bred over centuries. This means that they don’t need to be given antibiotics, hormones and other drugs that are commonly given to intensively farmed, non-organic cows, which can end up in your beef.