Because antlers are valuable for Chinese medicine, Arthum Khantazeski, a nomadic Komi reindeer herder who lives north of the Arctic Circle in Russia, saws one off before the animal drops it naturally while grazing in the wild. According to Arthum, this is not painful.
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