Processor vehicle developed to promote wild game in Japan
Jiji -- Jan 12
Wild game, such as venison and wild boar meat, is becoming popular in Japan as it is seen as low in calories, high in protein and compatible with wine.

But nine out of 10 wild animals killed by hunters never make it to the dining table as the time and labor required to transport the animals to processing plants outweigh the benefits.

Aiming to further promote wild game, or "gibier" as it is known in France and Japan, the Japan Gibier Promotion Association of Chino, Nagano Prefecture, central Japan, has joined forces with Nagano Toyota Motor Sales Co. to develop a processing vehicle in which animals can be processed into dressed carcasses close to where they are killed.

The vehicle, known as a "gibier car," is a remodeled two-ton truck with an exterior washing area, a butchering chamber, a cold storage room and other rooms on a loading platform.

Deer, wild boar and other wild animals are regularly culled in Japan to reduce damage to agriculture. After being cleaned in the washing area of the vehicle, hunted animals can undergo primary processing, such as viscera removal, in the butchering chamber.

News source: Jiji
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