A single mum from Surrey has swapped supermarkets for hunting and is now serving up meals of wild rabbit, deer and boar for the dinner table.
Lisa Taylor has gained a sizeable following through her Facebook page, Lisa’s Shooting & Hunting Experience, attracting over 15,000 followers.
It is here where she uploads pictures of herself standing beside the wild animals she has killed, often posing with weapons. Sometimes the huntress even posts videos, showing the moment of the kill.
Speaking with UNILAD, Lisa has made the following comment:
I started 3 years ago as I was intrigued with tasting different meats (wild game) as well as learning the skill to hunt.
I hunt deer (venison for my friends and family and it’s a very tasty lean meat).
The field craft skill on stalking a deer makes the whole experience worthwhile.
Humanely shot and butchered by myself and feeds my family.
Outdoorsy Lisa manages a deer park and argues that her means of getting food in the fridge is much more humane than eating meat from animals which have lived out miserable, limited lives on factory farms.
According to Lisa, her version of ‘shopping’ is much more ethical:
I dislike buying supermarket meat as I feel as if I’m supporting the negative ongoings of the animals welfare while being in slaughterhouses etc.
I still do eat beef, chicken, lamb and pork but I support my local butchers.
She also shoots foxes as a way of protecting farm animals. The fox meat is fed to her goshawk, which in turn helps her to hunt rabbits for her own supper. Unlike with mass produced meat, she feels nothing is wasted.
As a single parent, hunting has proved to be a cost effective way for Lisa to provide for her family:
Everything I hunt/shoot I do for the table and it saves me a fortune on buying meat from else where.
I live off the land and I do not waste anything.
I’m not a trophy hunter!
I feel that being a single parent working and hold a (normal paid job) I felt this way I could save some money but hunting my own food.
Anyone who is in my position knows it can be tough on your own. I’ve just bettered my life by providing for my family almost for free.
What do you think of her reasoning?
Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.