A restaurant in the United Kingdom, was slapped with a fine after officials learned that they were selling horse meat as zebra meat.
The owner of the Steakhouse in Hertfordshire, was ordered to pay a fine of 4,000 pounds ($6,098) after Trading Standards officers visited the restaurant and were served horse meat instead of an exotic dish.
The owner of the Steakhouse, 32-year-old Kunal Soni, claims that he sells various exotic cuts of meat such as zebra, ostrich, kangaroo, wildebeest and antelope.
The two officers who visited the restaurant, ordered zebra and wildebeest, but they were severed deer and horse. When confronted, Soni said that the waiter had made a mistake with their order.
The officers seized the meat labeled as zebra and wildebeest, and they turned out to be deer and horse. The officers returned to the restaurant and found 48 pounds of horse meat in the freezer.
In court, Soni pleaded guilty to misleading customers.