Elephant meat for dogs

February 5th, 2011 | by Nick |

This old story refound on The Guardian from 1967 on the use of “surplus” elephant meat to feed pet dogs is bizzare. They had planned to resort to elephants, firstly from Kenya, with the depletion of the whale population, whose meat had long been used by the pet trade. How times have changed:

Dogs in Britain and America may soon be eating elephant meat — from tins. International pet food companies are hoping to arrange with East African Governments to take wild animal meat, mainly elephant, killed under the various “cropping” schemes designed to reduce surplus population.

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