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(Tampa Bay Online)   Florida restaurant pulls controversial lion tacos off the menu after huge uproar   (tbo.com) divider line 189
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2013-05-09 08:39:21 PM
Maggie_Luna:So pigs, which have been shown to be smart- okay cows and their babies are okay..... I don't eat mammal.

Uhm... you do realize cows are mammals right? Was this an intentional joke?
 
2013-05-09 08:42:08 PM

FormlessOne: "I'm outraged that you serve cute animals for food!" Really? I'm outraged that we only eat the ugly ones - it's  like we're picking on the ugly ones for being unattractive. "Damn, cow, you're really not pretty - get on the bun, there, Bessie."

There's room for all of Nature's children, right next to the mashed potatoes.


THIS. PIGS are like chimp/dolphin level smart and we eat them.

Chimps and Dolphins better be glad they aren't made out of BACON.
 
2013-05-09 08:42:28 PM

drjekel_mrhyde: Eat what you want, but I won't eat that shiat


csb:

Years ago, a television show formed my opinion on what to eat or not.  There was this Australian fellow, who travelled widely and ate indigenous foods.  In one episode, his guide took him to a mangrove swamp and peeled the bark of some dead mangrove thus finding a large gelatinous  creature.  The man was quite excited and our intrepid host eyed the thing dubiously and said "One man's Tucker is another man's food," and proceeded to squeeze the excess interstitial fluid out of the creature before eating whatever it was.

Anyway, what I'm saying is if someone eats it, and they have ample other choices, then it's probably worth a try.

/csb.
 
2013-05-09 08:43:27 PM

FormlessOne: "I'm outraged that you serve cute animals for food!" Really? I'm outraged that we only eat the ugly ones - it's  like we're picking on the ugly ones for being unattractive. "Damn, cow, you're really not pretty - get on the bun, there, Bessie."

There's room for all of Nature's children, right next to the mashed potatoes.


It's all about risk/reward and high-yield. It has little to do with "cuteness", but it just so happens that the animals with the most meat and the tastiest meat are usually not very cute. If baby otter tasted like filet mignon and could be harvested for $2/lbs, we'd have Otter King restaurants on every corner.
 
2013-05-09 08:46:39 PM
Just a publicity stunt.

Lions are carnivores, carnivore meat does not taste as good as herbivore meat.

But you ought to see how bad people freak out when I talk about harpooning dolphins to barbecue.

\\\ Tell 'em anything with a straight face, they'll fall for it every time.
 
2013-05-09 08:47:16 PM

scottydoesntknow: Principal Clarinet: Burger King of the Jungle?

Hakuna-MMMmmmmtata


Hakuna Fritata?
 
2013-05-09 08:47:20 PM
In the tacos, the mighty tacos, the lion's meat's alright.
 
2013-05-09 08:48:22 PM
I'll take a lion cut please.
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2013-05-09 08:48:23 PM
I can't imagine that is a very ecologically friendly animal to raise either.  They're carnivores, so they will have to feed them a shiat-load of meat to raise them.  All that meet they feed them needs to come from some other animal that ate a shiat-load of grain.  In turn the grain required land, water and other resources to grow.
 
2013-05-09 08:49:23 PM
I see no problem with eating lion. I say, eat it before it eats you.

Top of the foodchain, baby!
 
2013-05-09 08:50:23 PM
I want to taste that lion taco. I wish they'd serve a big serving of lion meat. Hey, isn't eating lions normal in Africa? I think I watched a National Geographic documentary about a tribe who feeds lions to make them drowsy and then they catch and kill it. They only cooked it over a fire, but just imagine what it would taste like if we fried it or cooked it in other delicious ways!
 
2013-05-09 08:52:22 PM

berylman: Maggie_Luna:So pigs, which have been shown to be smart- okay cows and their babies are okay..... I don't eat mammal.

Uhm... you do realize cows are mammals right? Was this an intentional joke?


??? Pray tell how you came to the reasoning that I am under the impression said animals are not mammal?

Although looking back on it my first paragraph can be a bit clearer. I think people threatening the restaurant to be stupid and can't find a reason for it. Like why not lions? Sure eating lions, as they're threatened, isn't A-okay but it's legal and those methods are really effective or useful.

I honestly don't eat mammal though. I just eat poultry and cephalopods. I'm willing to try reptile, but the opportunity hasn't presented itself to me.
 
2013-05-09 08:52:39 PM

OnlyM3: Ah yes... liberal acting like liberals

Violent and insane.

Terrorist threats.. .where are the police? .. .chasing tomato plants.


Care to share the background reports that confirm that particularly intriguing bit of information?
 
2013-05-09 08:55:03 PM

olddinosaur: Lions are carnivores, carnivore meat does not taste as good as herbivore meat.



Yeah, besides fish, I've heard pretty much the same thing.

Gator's kind of an exception.  It's still not exceptional though, IMO.
 
2013-05-09 08:55:06 PM
jasonsandwich.com
 
2013-05-09 08:57:42 PM

acohn: Comsamvimes: My first thought was "WTF!" but then I read this:

"The lion meat is authentic, Gougeon said, and comes from a farm that raises the animals for meat. Such a practice is legal in the United States because lions are only considered threatened, and not endangered."

And now I'm pretty meh on it. Though I'm curious where this farm is.

And Gougeon knows it comes from a farm how?  Oh, that's right, because his supplier said so!

When you're dealing with an unusual/exotic/threatened species, you'd better have documented provenenance all the way down the supply chain to ensure you're buying what you think you're buying.


So... horse meat, then?
 
2013-05-09 08:58:09 PM

ArkAngel: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Somehow, I just can't imagine cat tasting like anything but cat ass

Exactly how much cat ass have you tasted that you recognize the flavor?


It's the taste of the lipstick that gives it away.
 
2013-05-09 08:59:06 PM

ArkAngel: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Somehow, I just can't imagine cat tasting like anything but cat ass

Exactly how much cat ass have you tasted that you recognize the flavor?


You left yourself wide open for that one, dude.
 
2013-05-09 08:59:32 PM
Am I seriously the only one who's outraged by this? I mean come on, people! Eating an herbivore is enough burden on the environment, but think about how many cow steaks go into making one lion steak. You're probably eating half an acre of corn in each bite.
 
2013-05-09 09:01:00 PM
If people put half the energy into real issues like cleaning up pollution as they did into fake, emotional knee-jerk issues like this one, the world would be a better place.
/would eat it
 
2013-05-09 09:01:31 PM
http://money.cnn.com/2010/06/23/smallbusiness/world_cup_lion_burger/i n dex.htm

Article from a few years back attempting to trace meat from some other dipshiat selling lion.
 
2013-05-09 09:02:29 PM
This thread reminded me of one of the most depressing books ever published. The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-vegetarian Critical Theory

It's depressing because otherwise intelligent people believe this claptrap. Humans eat meat because we evolved that way. We can choose not to, and if you do, that's fine. But conflating meat eating with patriarchy is stupid.
 
2013-05-09 09:02:32 PM
can anyone explain why people are mad?
 
2013-05-09 09:02:46 PM
I wouldn't have a lion taco, but I wouldn't mind lion stir fry.
 
2013-05-09 09:02:50 PM
Lion Tacos?

Is that some sort of Joke. We all know that Penn State prefers the fudgehole.
 
2013-05-09 09:03:45 PM

ArkAngel: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Somehow, I just can't imagine cat tasting like anything but cat ass

Exactly how much cat ass have you tasted that you recognize the flavor?


Well, as I said, I IMAGINE

/this is based upon my observation of my own cats and what appears to be their favorite snack
//although I wouldn't be surprised if one of the little bastiges hadn't sat on my face when I was passed out
 
2013-05-09 09:04:19 PM

SquiggsIN: SpdrJay: So the bald eagle egg omlets are still cool then?

except that they are actually protected in this country.


Unless allowed by permit (16 U.S.C. 668(a); 50 CFR 22).
 
2013-05-09 09:05:07 PM
stop lion to me they have to still have it on the menu.

daddy needs his.. FIX!!
 
2013-05-09 09:08:12 PM
Its good to be at the top of the food chain.
 
2013-05-09 09:11:23 PM
Would you eat a Cougar's taco?

Does she have money?
 
2013-05-09 09:20:58 PM

CBob: Didn't they used to have a branch in Halas?


That made me sad. Miss EQ.
 
2013-05-09 09:21:26 PM

fusillade762: skinink: Hey, sewer rat may taste like pumpkin pie, but I'd never know 'cause I wouldn't eat the filthy motherfarker. Lions sleep and root in shiat. That's a filthy animal. I ain't eat nothin' that ain't got sense enough to disregard its own feces.

That part of "Pulp Fiction" always kinda bugged me, because it's not true. Pigs are only dirty because farmers cram them together in pens. They're actually quite cleanly by nature. I guess chalk it up to Jules simply being uneducated.


My friend had a pig named Bacon. That farker was smarter than most dogs.
 
2013-05-09 09:22:46 PM

davidphogan: My friend had a pig named Bacon. That farker was smarter than most dogs.


And yet, not smart enough to get out of being made into breakfast.
 
2013-05-09 09:25:00 PM

hardinparamedic: davidphogan: My friend had a pig named Bacon. That farker was smarter than most dogs.

And yet, not smart enough to get out of being made intoout of breakfast.


ftfy
 
2013-05-09 09:28:11 PM
$35 to eat pussy?

Hmm...
 
2013-05-09 09:30:09 PM
If lion tastes any good I would assume we wouldn't be stuffing it in a taco.

anything tastes good in a taco.

why are lions called the king of the jungle? lions don't live in jungles right? is this a disney created thing?
 
2013-05-09 09:31:36 PM

fusillade762: skinink: Hey, sewer rat may taste like pumpkin pie, but I'd never know 'cause I wouldn't eat the filthy motherfarker. Lions sleep and root in shiat. That's a filthy animal. I ain't eat nothin' that ain't got sense enough to disregard its own feces.

That part of "Pulp Fiction" always kinda bugged me, because it's not true.


Brought to you by the movie that told us we can pierce through someone's sternum with a syringe.
 
2013-05-09 09:32:02 PM
Well, there goes the mane item on their menu.
 
2013-05-09 09:32:37 PM

scottydoesntknow: scottydoesntknow: LeroyBourne: Kinda stupid, I don't see lions yielding a whole lot of meat.  Plus, it sounds spendy as shiat with shipping.

Ehh I don't know. This website says they'll ship you a pound of lion burger meat for $9.95 (don't know shipping costs, can't be too bad per pound). If they're selling these at $35, sounds like they've got a pretty good margin on it.

Ohh and I just realized it said "(not available)" next to the meat, but I figure you could use it as an example.


Meh.  When I'm out of Lion meat I sell it for $8.95 a pound.
 
2013-05-09 09:35:25 PM

fusillade762: Comsamvimes: My first thought was "WTF!" but then I read this:

"The lion meat is authentic, Gougeon said, and comes from a farm that raises the animals for meat. Such a practice is legal in the United States because lions are only considered threatened, and not endangered."

And now I'm pretty meh on it. Though I'm curious where this farm is.

Same here. If they're being raised for food I'm OK with it. I mean, would cows and pigs exist in their current domesticated form if we didn't eat them?


Pigs would.  They are mean mutherfarkers in the wild.
 
2013-05-09 09:47:51 PM

aerojockey: fusillade762: skinink: Hey, sewer rat may taste like pumpkin pie, but I'd never know 'cause I wouldn't eat the filthy motherfarker. Lions sleep and root in shiat. That's a filthy animal. I ain't eat nothin' that ain't got sense enough to disregard its own feces.

That part of "Pulp Fiction" always kinda bugged me, because it's not true.

Brought to you by the movie that told us we can pierce through someone's sternum with a syringe.


http://www.pricon.org/showcat.php?catid=20">http://www.pricon.org/sh owcat.php?catid=20

Several of these were made specifically for this purpose.
 
2013-05-09 09:49:19 PM
FTFA: Besides serving the standard chicken tacos and a giant nacho platter, the Taco Fusion restaurant specializes in all sorts of exotic meats: Gator, elk, bear, zebra and kangaroo. The lion meat taco is priced at $35 apiece, and has been selling well.


WHO THE HELL HAS THE MONEY AND DESIRE TO PAY $35 FOR ANY FARKING TACO

/seriously, get Taco Bell and send the difference to me. I promise to make better use of it than lion tacos.
 
2013-05-09 09:50:55 PM
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I guess to be fair, perhaps they're the best tacos anyone's ever had.
 
2013-05-09 09:51:14 PM
What's the big deal?  I've been known to buy Food Lion meat from time to time and oh god the worms are devouring mqwer rbain
 
2013-05-09 09:52:02 PM

Comsamvimes: And now I'm pretty meh on it. Though I'm curious where this farm is.


I call bullshiat. And the USDA is not inspecting any lion meat in the USA, I'll bet.
 
2013-05-09 09:54:35 PM
Lion still on menu Sold 44 of those today. Damn.
 
2013-05-09 09:54:40 PM
Where was this outrage when Wall St made off with trillions?
 
2013-05-09 09:57:15 PM
www.richardaustinimages.com
Just wanted to point out that a lot of what we eat is actually cute. But they're not as cute as they are delicious, unfortunately for them.
 
2013-05-09 10:01:40 PM
Number of lions aside, it's not terribly ecologically friendly to feed some herd animal to feed some predator to feed some other predator for it's cachet value.  I mean, I'm an omnivore and I like meat, but I'm willing to take grass fed.  (Hell, I'll take lab grown if it's tasty and environmentally friendly.)
 
2013-05-09 10:02:44 PM

Trocadero: [www.richardaustinimages.com image 800x800]
Just wanted to point out that a lot of what we eat is actually cute. But they're not as cute as they are delicious, unfortunately for them.


Most of what I eat is cute:

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