Does anyone eat Llama?

P1270025Out walking this weekend, we came across a flock of llamas.  From a distance they look like strange sheep, but not up close!

Llamas

Llamas

They look so cute!  I can see that they have been shorn, so they must be farmed for wool, but I wonder are they farmed for meat too?

Meat??

Meat??

I’ve never seen Llama on any restaurant menu anywhere…. has anyone eaten it?  Does it really taste like chicken?

Do you taste like chicken?

Do you taste like chicken?

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Born in Dublin, living in London with Peter, my two daughters, Wilson our Spaniel, Lilly Plankton our cat & Myrtle our tortoise
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7 Responses to Does anyone eat Llama?

  1. megtraveling says:

    They are so cute and I hope they are someone’s pets!

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    • Barbara says:

      Hi Meg, they are very cute! I’ve been told via Facebook that they are actually Alpacas not Llamas! I’m pretty sure they are not pets as they live on a farm, but hopefully they are just kept for their wool!!

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  2. Maxi says:

    Llamas or Alpacas, doesn’t matter. As I look at your photos Barbara, I can’t imagine them as food on my table.
    blessings ~ maxi

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  3. Grannymar says:

    I have never heard of it on a menu in this part of the world, In parts of South America, alpacas & llamas have been used as a source of meat and skins for thousands of years, and it is the main source of protein in their daily diets.

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