Not much in the off-topic section that’s actually “off topic”.
So here we go:
A restaurant in Arizona is buying lions from zoos, circuses, and sanctuaries, and having them slaughtered for taco meat in their restaurant in Arizona. It apparently is legal to serve meat from any Un-Endangered species.
It begs to question how this compares to Korea eating dogs. It’s now completely socially acceptable for Americans to eat cats and felines?
Bryan Mazon, which runs the establishment says:
In all reality, what I want is just people to know that I’m here,” he said. “That’s the way to do it.
If the meat tastes good (which I doubt, although it’s probably a tad less stringy/gamey than “free-range” lion) and it’s just going to waste otherwise (which is likely) then what’s the big deal? Meat’s meat.
If I was starving, and I could stand to slaughter them (I’m a bit squeamish around blood…), I’d even eat house cats. I’ve heard dogs are nutritionally worthless, though, plus they’re better pets than cats 😉
I’m not going to pay the same price (or, most likely, more money) for lion tacos when beef/chicken ones are cheaper, though. “Novelty” isn’t worth much to me.