Story: Deer and deer farming

Velvet for sale

Velvet for sale

It is not the velvet covering but the soft inner tissue that is prized by Asians for its health-giving properties. This display in Taipei shows sliced velvet in jars with a whole deer antler.

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Ken Drew, 'Deer and deer farming - The 2000s onwards', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 May 2022)

Story by Ken Drew, published 24 Nov 2008