In a word, NO. We do not support the alpaca meat industry. I am very aware that is has become popular with large farms, and even smaller farms trying to make ends meet. But I simply cannot raise these animal with the care and compassion that I do with the intention of using their fiber producing bodies for meat. We are FIBER farmers not meat farmers.
I feel is is my responsibility to care for the ones who have given me their babies and best fiber over the years and that is what I will do.
So if you are looking for a new protein source, you’ll have to look elsewhere. If you’d like to do business with a farm who believes each alpaca life is something to be treasured, please arrange a visit.
To those of my friends and colleagues who do use alpaca for meat, I respect your right to your opinion and I hope you will respect my right to mine as well.