Frog Pizza Storms London

'The Hopper' has UK animal activists croaking mad
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 16, 2008 9:00 PM CDT
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama takes a bite of a frog leg at a restaurant on Hamilton Lake, Indiana.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – London restaurant chain Eco has animal-rights activists hopping mad over its newest pizza, the Sun reports. Called “The Hopper,” the pie contains 8 frogs legs with capers and anchovies. British group Animal Aid is urging a boycott of Eco because harvesters of frogs’ legs usually cut them off while the amphibians are still alive.

But Eco chef Sami Wasif defended his newest creation as a “refined” dish. “I’ve been making pizza for more than 20 years and know that London is a city always looking for something new. Pizza is something you can experiment with. I might try one with snails on it next.”