Of CWD, Monkeys & Eating Venison

Of CWD, Monkeys & Eating Venison

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Are fears over CWD affecting that way you view venison? (photo by Daniel Schmidt)

Of CWD, Monkeys and Eating Venison. Will Canadian Study Affect How Hunters View Whitetail Hunting and Eating Deer Meat? Blog Post by Daniel Schmidt

Recent reports on chronic wasting disease are pointing to new research findings from Canada that show the disease can jump from deer to Macaque monkeys (primates quasi-related to humans). The study, conducted over five years, saw researchers feed the monkeys CWD-tainted venison and also inject CWD prions directly into the brains of other test monkeys.

The news is concerning, because many folks are extrapolating the findings to a…



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