After I kill a deer, skin it with my bare hands, and eat its still beating heart, the last thing I wanna do is touch the raw meat. That's why I use these aptly named Bear Paw Meat Handlers when I handle my meat. Gone are the days of picking pieces of decaying flesh from underneath your fingernails. And that dead, bloody smell that just never seems to leave you, no matter how hard you scrub? Goodbye. I guess these can be used for cooked meat too. Like a big fat tub of swine.