Anyone looking to dig into a nice plate of Canadian venison may want to order the chicken instead. That's because potentially diseased deer meat was allowed to be sold to Canadians by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. The meat came from animals that were part of a herd infected by Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD).\nThe disease was detected on a farm in the Laurentians region of Quebec last August, leading to the culling of 2879 deer. Of those deer, 11 were found to be carrying the disease. While those 11 deer carcasses were destroyed, the rest were allowed to be sold for food. Of the carcasses allowed into the system, about 1000 were not tested at all, as the animals were too young to have CWD be detectable in their bodies.\nCWD is a prion disease that affects the animal's brain, eventually killing it. Before that, the animals will appear zombie-like, stumbling around and wasting away (hence the name of the disease). There is no way to protect animals against CWD, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.\nCurrently, there is no evidence showing that CWD can be transferred to humans, like its cousin Mad Cow Disease which manifests in humans as Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. However, CWD has the potential to be transferred to non-human primates.\nNeil Cashman, a University of British Columbia medical professor, told CTV News, "If you're supplying meat, deer meat or elk meat or whatever from a farm in which animals have tested positive for CWD, if you provide it to the market for human consumption, that's playing with fire in my opinion."\nView this post on Instagram What a beautiful #POTD from #CWFPhotoClub 📸 member, Dave Hughes! . . . . . #jaspernationalpark #nationalpark #nationalparks @parks.canada #fall #cold #winter #firstsnow #deer #canada #canadapride #wildlife #domoreforwildlife A post shared by Canadian Wildlife Federation (@cwf_fcf) on Oct 21, 2018 at 9:02am PDT\nExperts had already been trying to warn Canadians about the potential danger in consuming deer infected with CWD. They believed that Canada's Food Inspection Agency wasn't doing enough to ensure that infected meat wasn't being sold on the market.\nOne of the biggest issues with CWD is that once it's detected, it is incredibly difficult to get rid of. That means that any farms where some of the deer have been infected with CWD will most certainly see more of their herds contracting the disease.\nCWD has been steadily spreading since it was first observed in 1967, and while there still isn't a solid link to show that it can be transferred to humans, it might be better not to risk it and just have a pork chop instead.