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Elephants on the Menu at Zimbabwe Prison

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Elephants are one of the most intelligent, majestic, and beloved animals on the planet -- and they may soon be filling the stomachs of convicted criminals.

For the last four years, inmates housed in Zimbabwe's overcrowded prisons have been served a vegetarian diet, but a new government proposal aims to put meat back on the menu; Pachyderm meat, to be exact.

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