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Lamb and Mutton

Something my husband was wondering recently -- and to which I have no answer -- is why lamb and mutton aren't more popular over here in the States. In most other areas of the world, they seem to be a very popular animal and lamb, especially, is eaten quite widely. But here, no one seems to eat much lamb, and mutton is eaten even more rarely.

Any ideas? We certainly have enough room for sheep grazing, it's a very tasty meat and we love other animals (beef and pork and chicken). So why not lamb?

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