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Lion meat tacos? Florida restaurant causes uproar over new menu choice
They're known for offering their customers exotic meat for their tacos, but some are saying this crosses the line.
Florida restaurant, Taco Fusion, is causing quite the uproar for the newest addition to their menu: lion meat tacos.
They also serve other exotic meats including gazelle, rattlesnake, kangaroo, shark, bison and ostrich.
Critics say the Taco Fusion went too far by having a threatened species on the menu.
But the restaurant made their case to the internet, defending the decision to serve up lion meat in an online memo called "This is America, baby."
Here is an excerpt from Taco Fusion's website.
"They say that we’ve “crossed the line” by serving Lion. But let me ask you this, did you cross the line when you ate Beef, chicken, or Pork this week? ... if you are crying out in the name of diversity, in the name of freedom, in the name of rescuing a Lion, then why don’t you cry out for Cows? Who decides which animals are worthy? If the argument is that a Lion is “Majestic” so you shouldn’t breed them for meat consumption- then what is the lesson here That only the majestic pretty girls get treated well and the ugly ones go to the slaughter pen? How pompous and idiotic does that sound?"
[Read the full memo here]
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