FREDERIKSTED — When buying oxtail in supermarkets on the U.S. mainland and locally be sure you are not getting kangaroo tail masquerading as beef, one concerned reader said today.
“Don’t let me stop you from eating kangaroos tails,” Artie Cuban warned on Facebook. “You been eating it for years and gulp it up in your wanga bellies under the global name ‘oxtails.’ They did not lie to you at all! When they say ‘ox-tail’ in the stores because the word ‘ox’ is just another name for ‘tail.’ So the wording of oxtails could mean it comes from any animal with a tail.”
Cuban said the kangaroo meat has to be imported from Australia, so consumers won’t realize any savings in food costs by switching from the farm-raised beef in America to the wild game venison from Down Under.
“As you sees here yes it is the ‘ox’ of a kangaroo that will be very expensive on your dinner plates,” he cautioned. “Please read all the information on the meat you buy in supermarkets today.”
Have you seen kangaroo meat in the meat section of your local supermarket? If you have, we’d like to hear from you.
“Sluxing dung kangaroo meat,” John Gilbert said from St. Thomas on Facebook.