Butcher goes viral with shed YouTube channel

A butcher is taking the internet by storm by creating a YouTube channel that shows fans how to hunt, chop and cook animals. 

Scott Rea, from St John’s in Worcester, broadcasts from a shed in his back garden and has received over seven million views on his channel, The Scott Rea Project.

Speaking to ITV, Rea explained how he started the channel because he was concerned about the butchery trade. “I want to encourage younger people back into the trade – there’s so much to learn and we shouldn’t be letting such a noble trade die.”

He first started the videos back in 2012 as a hobby, but it became much more than that. “Three years ago I began playing around with the camera and uploaded my first video of me butchering a pig carcase. Within days I had hundreds of views and I knew I was on to something and it has just snowballed from there.”

Rea said it is teaching a new generation some butchery skills. “The feedback I get is that the public love how detailed the videos are and they’re really learning how to make the most of their own fresh meat instead of buying stuff off the shelves. But not only that, they can learn how to butcher a carcase and then follow my cookery lessons to turn it into really tasty food as well.”

As well as the more traditional meats, Rea also tackles some more unusual animals. “It’s great to show people how to use not only to carcase the most common animals but also animals like pheasants and partridges, depending on the season.”

Check out Scott Rea’s YouTube channel here.

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