In "Eating this exotic meat may seriously damage your health" (2013-06-16) The Independent claims:

Although still relatively rare, llama is increasingly popular, especially among Britain’s gurkha communities, which regard it as a premium meat.

I can't find any evidence that llama meat is consumed (in disproportionate amounts, as implied by the quote) by Britain's gurkha community, let alone that it is "popular." Is this claim true?

  • Looking through the article I couldn't find any claim that llama meat is hazardous, other than the understandable hazard that it may come from questionable sources. Commented Apr 14, 2018 at 3:11
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    @DanielRHicks: While that may be true, that's irrelevant to what the OP was asking about. Commented Apr 14, 2018 at 21:51
  • It is at least probable, given the laws of supply and demand - and seeing that there is supply ...
    – Daniel
    Commented Apr 17, 2018 at 13:57
  • @DanielRHicks I added "in disproportionate amounts", as the quote implies. I agree it's likely that at least one person who identifies as gurkha has consumed llama meat…
    – mjs
    Commented Apr 17, 2018 at 20:30


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