Here’s yet another tragically comic tale related to the Kremlin’s shot-in-the foot food import ban. Apparently in Russia’s far east, reindeer meat is intended to replace imported US chicken. Now I’m not one to disparage reindeer meat. I’m sure Donner and Blitzen are positively delectable. The only thing I’d be concerned about is that it would seem that reindeer meat might be more expensive than chicken. Even if you have reindeer farms with herds of reindeer, American factory farms have got butt-tons of chickens. It’s hard to imagine a scenario where raising chickens is considerably more expensive than raising domesticated reindeer. If you’re a reindeer enthusiast and I’m wrong about this, by all means let me know in the comments.