UK Pizza Joint's New Topping: Zebra

It's legit, says owner, but animal-rights types dislike
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 30, 2010 6:28 AM CDT
Updated Apr 3, 2010 1:10 PM CDT
Zebra is commonly eaten in South Africa, as steaks or in burgers.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – A pizza joint in northwest Britain is the country’s first to offer zebra meat as a topping—and not only is it legit, it’s on menu that also includes buffalo, kangaroo, and crocodile. “The main thing I get from customers now is that they don’t believe that I am serving real zebra meat,” Arash Fard, the owner of Yummy Yummy Italia, tells the Lancashire Telegraph, adding that he sells about 20 zebra and croc pizzas weekly.

“Going for things like zebra is encouraging the destruction of rare wildlife,” frowns one opponent, but the supplier says the meat comes from overpopulated game parks in South Africa—where zebra meat is often used for steaks and burgers.

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