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As environmentally friendly as you can get

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Westphalian, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. Westphalian

    Westphalian Donator

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    Just watched Horizon on the environmental problems of eating meat. Apparently mussels are good as they have a low carbon footprint. I don't think you can be more green than wood pigeon or rabbit although i can't help letting off some methane while i'm lying on my stomach for an hour waiting for dusk.
    However, if the "yuks" that i get at work while eating rabbit at lunch is anything to go by i think mass produced indoor chicken is here to stay.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2014
  2. Elk hunter

    Elk hunter Keyboard Hero

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    I've watched the program and never realised green was green depending on which side of the fence you sit.

    Im now wondering how green I am considering that I eat all I shoot, but drive to Scotland to get a percentage of my quarry.

    So how green is my food.

    Funny how Id assumed I was helping the planet by being self sufficient to a point then realising I've a massive carbon foot print.

  3. Westphalian

    Westphalian Donator

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    If you use a land rover defender then you are basically raping Mother Nature ;-)
  4. scottroutledge

    scottroutledge Engaging Member

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    They're just trying to make us feel guilty about eating meat, nothing will put me off ! Me and my kids even eat the hearts and livers off the pigeons that I shoot and as my perm is only 10 mins walk from my house im carbon neutral with every pigeon I shoot! Ooh no maybe not as my rifle is co2 powered
  5. cloverleaf

    cloverleaf Honorary Member

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    I suspect they're trying to make us feel guilty about eating factory farmed meat; and rightly so as it's wrong on so many levels.

    The green argument is that meat should be sustainable, locally-sourced, naturally-fed and ethically-farmed; resulting in a more efficient use of energy, far better animal welfare and much healthier (from a consumption perspective) meat.

    By these standards, walking 10 minutes down the road and knocking a pigeon out of a tree for dinner is about as green as it gets (plus you're reducing pest numbers) so bang on in my book :up:

    It's ridiculous how we're surrounded by countless plentiful acres of troublesome, free-range and edible creatures, yet mum's encouraged to go to Iceland and chuck 99p at some battery nuggets; which will be full of steroids, water, salt, beak and bone and will have come from an animal that will have been subjected to an utterly horrible life :(
  6. engraver

    engraver Keyboard Hero

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    Whats ever crazier is the fact I offered the local farm shop as many woodies as is shoot for nothing, straight on their doorstep.

    But they would rather pay for them from a supplier down south!:D

    Im laughing but deadly serious.
  7. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    St. Andrews, Jockland.
    And health and safety stop me selling the rabbits I shoot in my shop, for some reason they can't explain property. Is because they have not been reered in a factory environment with temp checks, white coats and those stupid hair nets!!

    What's better than freshly shot wild game?? and why isn't a big seller??

    Oh ye, it's not in the shape of a chicken bloody nugget!!
  8. Honest Bob

    Honest Bob Big Poster

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    You greedy sod, you mean to say you did not share all that venison, I could help you, if you have too much ;), By the way, I did enjoy your post, re the ghost hunt. Atb, Bob.
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2014
  9. tinmanofkent

    tinmanofkent Tiger King

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    I watched a little of that Horizon programme but it wound me right up. The usual BBC educated-idiot of a scientist worrying about and commenting on non-science problems.

    Didn't see the whole programme but I doubt very much that they mentioned price mechanisms which are the true reason we don't and won't starve.

    I'd love to see all those who favour the environment over people put in a big compost heap or, if they prefer, buried deep in rock to 'lock away their carbon' where it's nice and safe.

    If anyone is really that worried about carbon and genuinely believes that a large human population is a bad thing then they have the option to reduce that population by one and I suggest they take it. I won't miss them.

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