Meat is animal flesh that is eaten as food. Humans have hunted and killed animals for meat since prehistoric times. The advent of civilization allowed the domestication of animals such as chickens, sheep, rabbits, pigs and cattle. This eventually led to their use in meat production on an industrial scale with the aid of slaughterhouses.
Meat is mainly composed of water, protein, and fat. It is edible raw, but is normally eaten after it has been cooked and seasoned or processed in a variety of ways. Unprocessed meat will spoil or rot within hours or days as a result of infection with and decomposition by bacteria and fungi.
Meat is important in economy and culture, even though its mass production and consumption has been determined to pose risks for human health and the environment. Many religions have rules about which meat may or may not be eaten, and vegetarian people abstain from eating meat because of concerns about the ethics of eating meat or about the effects of meat production or consumption.

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  1. G8rHunter

    Why Do You Hunt? Meat? Sport? Trophy? Socialize? Many reasons?

    I was reading an article about 1,000 hunters in North Dakota polled and very few men hunted for meat. However, twice as many women hunters said they hunted for meat. Many men said they hunted for other reasons than for food. I suspect most men will have a multiplicity of reasons, and it will be...
  2. G8rHunter

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  3. Joe13

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    I have one of those little dehydrator's and it never gets used because I can only make a couple lbs of jerky (I'm aiming more at steak strips that have a little give to them and not real dry meat) at the most with it. I want to make closer to 10-15lbs+ at a time. I'm looking for ideas on how...
  4. O

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  5. Beltfed

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  6. Mister Bisley

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