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Furious Aussies hit out at Aldi supermarkets in the UK for selling ‘ostrich fillet steaks’

Huge debate over ‘ostrich fillet steaks’ being sold in Aldi supermarkets in the UK – so would you eat it?

  • Group of Aldi shoppers blast ‘ostrich fillet steaks’ being sold in UK supermarkets
  • Photo of the controversial food item was posted to Facebook group ‘Aldi Mums’ 
  • While some hit out at the meat product others said it was no different to chicken

A group of furious Aussie shoppers have hit out at Aldi supermarkets in Britain for selling ‘ostrich fillet steaks’, while others insist it’s the same as eating any meat.

A photo of the offending product was posted to the Facebook group ‘Aldi Mums’ by a shopper named Wendy. 

‘How cool would this be for Australia to get?’ she asked fellow group members, revealing the steaks would set shoppers back the equivalent of $7.25.

While some Aldi fans didn’t share the same enthusiasm for the bizarre meat product, others said it was no different to consuming other animals. 

A photo of the offending product was posted to the Facebook group ‘Aldi Mums’ by a shopper named Wendy, revealing the steaks could be purchased for an equivalent of $7.25

Hundreds of divided shoppers continued to debate the topic in the comments, with several pleading for the birds to be left alone.

Poll

WOULD YOU EAT OSTRICH MEAT?

‘Cool? I don’t think so. Poor ostriches,’ said one user. 

‘Eww I agree why would this be even remotely cool to see on the shelves?,’ another commented. 

‘It’s bad enough that we eat Skippy,’ a third shared, in reference to the sale of kangaroo meat.  

‘What next… koalas?,’ a fourth joked. 

One group member suggested shoppers just stick to eating chicken. 

‘They were not made to be consumed. Not every single animal walking on earth has to be eaten,’ they added. 

While some Aldi fans didn't share the same enthusiasm for the unusual meat product (pictured), others said it was no different to consuming other animals

While some Aldi fans didn’t share the same enthusiasm for the unusual meat product (pictured), others said it was no different to consuming other animals

However, several Aldi shoppers disagreed and said eating ostrich was no different to consuming lamb, beef or chicken. 

‘Someone tell me how this is so bad when we sit there happily eating pigs, sheep and cows with no issue?’ one said. 

‘Why are you so grossed out? It’s not like you’re eating the family dog, relax,’ a second commented. 

‘What’s the difference between and ostrich and a bird or a fish or a cow or any sort of cattle? Heck, may as well start eating cats and dogs,’ a third shared. 

One group member claimed ostrich meat was farmed for human consumption in the same way as turkeys and chickens were. 

Several more open-minded Aldi fans said they had tried ostrich overseas and gave the product their tick of approval

Several more open-minded Aldi fans said they had tried ostrich overseas and gave the product their tick of approval

Another deemed any shopper’s opinions on the meat product invalid unless they were a vegan or vegetarian. 

Several more open-minded Aldi fans said they had tried ostrich overseas and gave the product their tick of approval. 

‘This is my favourite! It’s so lean,’ wrote one, while another said they had eaten ostrich a lot during their time in South Africa.  

Another shopper said the lean meat was ‘very high’ in protein. 

‘You eat chicken guys, it’s just a big chicken.’  

The product first went on sale in the UK in May and due to high demand has been brought back on shelves several times since.  

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