Much to the chagrin of the National Wildlife Humane Society (and a long list of others), Tuscon restaurant, Boca Tacos y Tequila, will be serving African lion beginning February 16th. For $8.75, patrons can sample the second most deadly animal in the world in a taco. The Mexican restaurant specializes in exotic game; other menu selections include python, alligator, elk, kangaroo, rattlesnake, and turtle. However, the latest addition has caught restaurant owner Bryan Mazon a lot of flack.
ABC news reports: "I'm getting more calls to tell me to go to hell and drop dead, but there's an interest out there," said Mazon, who has received nine orders so far for the tacos. Despite the complaints, according to the FDA, consuming lion is perfectly legal. Any game meat can be sold as long as the species isn't endangered.
Via CNN: "I'm doing the African lion to get my name out. I've never tried it myself, but this one really caught my eye."
Any press is good press, right?