Giraffe is Apparently Kosher

Giraffe, from Wikipedia

Originally uploaded by Thomas Roche

According to Slashfood, Giraffe has been declared kosher:

Recently at the Safari Park, Israel’s largest zoo, vets took some milk from a female giraffe and sent it to some Rabbi’s to see if it was Kosher. Turns out it is. The Rabbi’s said that the milk formed curds correctly, and since giraffes “belong to the family of grazing animals that have cloven hooves and chew the cud” they should be considered Kosher.

Slashfood rightly asks the question… why would vets treating an animal want to know if it was kosher? I think those Israeli vets should really be bringing their own lunches…

Image from Wikipedia.


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