And now again Russian far East. In that region of Russia the demand for deers horn is high due to a big belief of Chinese and other Eastern traditional medicines on the great powers one can get eating the drugs prepared with some amount of deer horn added. Naturally deers have to drop the horn rack by themselves thru some periods of times, or seasonly, but farm owners are not intended to wait for this so they use old good saws to get some horn. The way to do it looks very cruel, and if you love animals you probably better not enter, but as people tell the animals don’t suffer much because there are no nerves inside the horn – only in outer skin, so they say it’s not more than a deep scratch feeling.
Also in those areas people are fond of eating raw deers, as we mentioned here before.
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