Fury as Harvey Nichols sell tinned Reindeer meat as Christmas delicacy

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  1. Stacie L profile image86
    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

    Fury as Harvey Nichols sell tinned Reindeer meat as Christmas delicacy (but that's not stopped it selling out)

    By Rob Cooper
    19th December 2011

    Harvey Nichols was today slammed by activists for selling reindeer pate as a Christmas delicacy.

    The £15 product is described on the tins as an 'indulgent winter treat' coming from a 'farm-raised relative of Rudolph'.

    But campaigners were urging the store to ban the product as it 'exploits wild animals'.

    OK, who's game ? roll

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article … z1h22N8KKQ

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      A prime example showing how some people have too much time on their hands. lol

  2. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    So, "wild" farm-raised deer.  Much like the deer farmed all over the world including in the UK (mainly for antler velvet for the vital purpose of helping guys get boners).

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      lol lol

    2. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Never heard of that one although at least velvet from antlers would not be 'fatal' to the deer.

  3. WriteAngled profile image79
    WriteAngledposted 6 years ago

    1. If it is farm-raised, there is no exploitation of "wild animals"

    2. And if it was wild:
    a) this is no different to all the other wild game of various species that is sold in the UK
    b) if we look at humane farming initiatives, such as the RSPCA's Freedom Foods campaign, many recommendations point to improving animal welfare by reproducing to the fullest extent the conditions under which animals live in the wild. It can be argued that wild animals enjoy a better life, therefore it is more humane to eat them rather than factory farmed animals.

    Also, why should a wild animal have greater rights than a farmed animal of the same species or of a comparable species?

    I think the hoohah derives from the Rudolph references. It is mixing the killing and eating of animals with a cosy children's song, made all the cosier because it relates to a cosy family-centered holiday.

    This makes people feel uncomfortable, in the same way that eating horses makes Anglo-Saxons feel uncomfortable, and eating cats and dogs makes the vast majority of Caucasians feel uncomfortable.

    Most meat eaters, and I include myself in this, are hypocrites. We do not want to make connections between cute fluffy baa-lambs, calves with huge limpid eyes etc and the roast on our plates. We go through all sorts of mental acrobatics to avoid this. Now someone is making a connection between a tin of pate and a reindeer who has a name, appears on Xmas cards and other Xmas stuff. People are feeling uncomfortable and thus are reacting in what is actually a very illogical manner.

    1. Pcunix profile image91
      Pcunixposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I'll eat any animal that would eat me.

    2. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed, hard to 'swallow' (forgive the pun) at Christmas, but your words are a fair assessment of the situation.

  4. Stacie L profile image86
    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

    According to the rest of the article,"The pate, which is also available on Amazon, has been produced by a west London company called Edible.

    So who will write about it as Amazon will be selling it?
    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article … z1h2ALgpg5

    1. Cagsil profile image81
      Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Anyone who thinks they can make money from it. lol

  5. WriteAngled profile image79
    WriteAngledposted 6 years ago

    Edible dot com is the company that brings us gourmet delicacies such as:

    Kopi Luwak/Civet coffee - the unique taste supposedly derives from the fact that the coffee beans are swallowed by civets and then painstakingly picked out the civet droppings by Sumatrans

    Toffee-flavoured candy containing an edible scorpion

    BBQ worm crisps, good for you because oven-baked not fried, and apparently taste like popcorn

    English Worm Gin: genuine English gin infused with a genuine English earthworm, which makes a tasty snack once the gin is finished

    If you think I am having you on, look at the site!


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