• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com pie forums private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Anne Miller
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Pearl Sutton
  • r ranson
stewards:
  • paul wheaton
  • Mike Haasl
  • Burra Maluca
master gardeners:
  • Greg Martin
  • jordan barton
  • Carla Burke
  • Leigh Tate
gardeners:
  • Jay Angler
  • John F Dean
  • Steve Thorn
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Animal Care.

Guinea pigs are small rodents that you can raise and eat!

It's important to learn not just how to properly harvest a guinea pig, but why it matters.

There is a heap of good information about how to maximize nutrition, minimize cruelty, and increase efficiency in the process. Here is some useful information:
- How to Kill, Clean, and Cook Cuy (Guinea Pig)
- guinea pigs as meat
- Eat Guinea Pigs!
- Guinea Pigs in Orchard
- Raising Guinea Pigs for Food




For this BB, the minimum requirements are:
-Start with 1 Live Guinea Pig
-Killed in a humane manner
-Processed and either prepared or properly stored within an hour

To document your completion, provide proof of the following as pics or video (less than two minutes):
-Living Guinea Pig
-Guinea Pig after slaughter, depicting the method used
-Organs separated into suitable for human consumption / not suitable for humans consumption, next to guinea pig fur
COMMENTS:
 
pollinator
Posts: 359
Location: Poland
133
forest garden tiny house books cooking fiber arts ungarbage
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
    Number of slices to send:
    Optional 'thank-you' note:
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I think the way she breaks the neck - by twisting the pig with both hands - requires quite a lot of strength in arms? Maybe it only looks like this in the video, but I don't know if I'd be physically able to do it this way. She  looks strong!
Also, guinea pigs are not officially recognized as farm animals here, so it probably wouldn't be legal to use them as food. I know of someone who wanted to change that, but faced a lot of hate from pet lovers.
 
Does this tiny ad smell okay to you?
The Wheaton Eco Scale
https://permies.com/t/scale
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic