One of my Soccer Moms has introduced me to Finland. Finland has Northern Lights which can be seen in Saarisela . It’s a land where Tango’s keep people warm and Summers in Helsinki have wonderful arts and music festivals.
It is a land with its own safaris where people are taken on nature treks to see bears and it also, being the land of Elves and Santa, has my favorite thing of all , Reindeer Racing.
Now I don’t know why Canada doesn’t employ it’s deer in this way. It’s not like we don’t have any. Finland has deer farms in the Lapland run by Sami’s, whose livelihood depends on deer.
Not only do they love deer but they sell deer meat and products from deer. PETA and Green Peace is against them but sheep farmers in Australia ask what is the difference between sheep farming and deer farming?
As long as the animals are looked after, Venison is very good meat to eat, as is lamb and would probably give cows a chance to grow slower so the meat we eat from them is more natural with less hormones in them. They also have less calories, cholesterol and fat than most cuts of beef, pork, or lamb. Unfortunately only New Zealand has mad cow free animals. Other countries still need to be careful when eating meat. Maybe we all have alzheimers because we eat bad meat.
When I look at these beautiful deer with their long antlers being so friendly with children and at all the fun people have with them pulling sleds either in races or just for normal slow trekking through fields and woodlands, I think this is a wonderful idea and a good reason for raising more and more deer.
From the pictures it looks pretty safe and the deer are not abused. I wouldn’t mind a deer ride through winter snow. With their wide feet it would be safer than riding a horse. What a wonderful way to get fresh air and keep an animal alive because it can fill a need in society to be nicely entertained