It's a complicated issue, and I'm not going to get into a debate regarding what one side or the other is hailing as proof or fact. There are still horses being legally processed on a small scale in the U.S., but not for human consumption. Zoo animals are big time customers when it comes to horse meat, big cats especially so. The big cats can't digest fat very well and beef doesn't agree with them for the most part. Horse is very lean and an ideal meat for big cat diets. I imagine it is probably as close to zebra as a zoo-kept lion ever gets. Now on to a happier note - how is June coming along?