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Carrot steak anyone?

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

During World War II, the Government had authority to take possession of any meat product or livestock to feed the starving country. But the dons of Magdalen College at the time weren’t about to let a little thing like that interfere with the fine-breeding of their deer living happily in their Deer Park.

So what did they do? Got in contact with their friends in high places and (in 1939 apparently) had them reclassified as vegetables.

“Odd-ford?”, The Oxford Student, 56(6):19, 27 May 2010.