I wonder, was it really hair or was it like Angel Hair pasta which is not hair, unless you think of it as hair of the wheat.
Anyway if it was hair whatever.. it's no different than eating some other part of the animal. OF course maybe it was a sentient, intelligent, space traveling race of Alfarian folk who also eat their hair in which case it's a more adventurous fare.
Neelix said it was the former with a rather gleeful malignancy right before the two of them threw down, but he was just yanking Tom's chain.
Shedding season indeed!!!