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(Tampa Bay Online)   Florida restaurant pulls controversial lion tacos off the menu after huge uproar   (tbo.com) divider line 187
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2013-05-09 10:07:58 PM  

dopirt: [dryden.eastmanhouse.org image 375x261]

Has to approve.

//hot

Leaving happy.
 
2013-05-09 10:08:13 PM  
Guess they didn't know it would cause such a rrrrroooowwww!
 
2013-05-09 10:10:05 PM  
Does the childrens's menu offer the Simba taco?
 
2013-05-09 10:23:34 PM  
Yet over seas, you can still buy dog or puppy meat, fresh dressed...
I miss the horse meat I used to get in AZ tho...
 
2013-05-09 10:33:24 PM  

ausfahrk: Am I seriously the only one who's outraged by this?


Ummm.... yes.

Assuming you are serious.
 
2013-05-09 10:34:01 PM  
$35 taco?

Gouge On, Ryan Gougeon....Gouge On
 
2013-05-09 10:37:36 PM  
After seeing the headline, I am surprised this wasn't Clark's Fish Camp in Jacksonville, they serve every kind of meat except primate.
 
2013-05-09 10:41:23 PM  
There was another restaurant using the same type of menu, only they were getting their lion carcasses whole (and illegally.) The problem came down to disposal of the parts of the animal that weren't edible. They were able to elude they law when disposing most of the parts. But you can't hide your lion eyes.
 
2013-05-09 10:42:09 PM  

Boojum2k: After seeing the headline, I am surprised this wasn't Clark's Fish Camp in Jacksonville, they serve every kind of meat except primate.


You're aware humans are primates, right?
 
2013-05-09 10:45:09 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.


They're only cute when they're young.

I would not however eat lion unless I were desperate, because I fear the wrath of Bastet.
 
2013-05-09 10:47:05 PM  

falcon176: tl;dr version: retards get mad about eating Lions because they saw The Lion King and thought it was a documentary


It's the circle of life. Hasa diga eebowai everyone!
 
2013-05-09 10:48:34 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Boojum2k: After seeing the headline, I am surprised this wasn't Clark's Fish Camp in Jacksonville, they serve every kind of meat except primate.

You're aware humans are primates, right?


Yes, pretty sure Clark's doesn't serve monkey-, ape-, gorilla-, or people-meat. Did that clear up your confusion?
 
2013-05-09 10:49:21 PM  
I wonder how many people that support the option to bump genitals with whomever they want have an issue with others and the options they have for their next meal.
 
2013-05-09 10:50:03 PM  
is it pronounced menu or xenu?
or is it xemu?
 
2013-05-09 10:50:43 PM  
So, once a year I do a "theme" dinner party involving rare meats. Last year it was Lovecraft themed - 1920's outfits and cocktails. The menu consisted of deep fried alligator, black bear tenderloin slow cooked, this sliced kangaroo tenderloin, calamari, and African Lion tenderloin.

The lion was very tasty and sweet. All were procured from czimers.com. They are a big game taxidermist that deals in the meat as well. I know it may be a bit taboo, but it was quite tasty.
 
2013-05-09 10:59:49 PM  
First: This is not a liberal vs. conservative thing. I'm liberal. I see nothing wrong with eating lion as long as it's priced high and therefore low in demand.

Second: The only disgusting thing is all the PETA types and wackos making death threats and turning this into a cause. GET OVER IT. Lions aren't noble creatures that need your help, and if the lion had a chance it would eat you, so I say it's perfectly fair to eat them. They're not sentient, they're not endangered, they're not being served in McDonald's.

If it were whales or dolphins, I'd be mad (because there's more and more evidence that they're self-aware).
 
2013-05-09 11:02:57 PM  
Here's all you need to know:

"Is it legal to eat lions? Yes, according to the FDA's communications team. The African lion isn't currently a federally protected endangered species and it qualifies as a game meat, FDA spokesman Michael Herndon said in an e-mail."

It's legal, so all the vegetarians and vegans can f♥ck off.
 
2013-05-09 11:04:35 PM  
As I understand it, the folks at Big Cat Rescue of Tampa, FL (and they are, granted, not exactly an uninterested party) assert that the origin of the lion meat is dubious, since there are no "lion farms" in CONUS... So the animals come from roadside attraction castoffs, illegal pets grown too big to care for, that sort of thing.

They also point out that Richard Czimer spent six months in prison for selling meat from federally-protected tigers and leopards.  A lot of their info comes from this 2010 CNN report (though we all know what a beating CNN's reputation has taken).
 
2013-05-09 11:09:01 PM  
Just don't grind five lions into the same taco, it has a bite to it.
www.collectorsquest.com
/Five Lions (R)
//Tacos and fries fires painful angry death from a sword the size of the moon
 
2013-05-09 11:11:29 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: In any case, the restaurant owner sounds like an ass a'la look-at-meeeeeee-and-my attention-whore-menu-offerings!"  .


Nah, no different than the bars that advertise they have a shiatload of of beers from around the world and/or a crapload of micro brews.

Sometimes a "diverse" menu is what you need to stay alive.
 
2013-05-09 11:20:36 PM  
The fist-fights must have been fun to watch being broken up... the Starbucks next door is the pre-shift hangout for officers on the nightly drunk crawl 7 days a week and has been for a decade or more.

And, the taco place has a luchador on staff.
 
2013-05-09 11:27:48 PM  

Oldiron_79: 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.


I'd eat the hell out of a couple of pounds of chimp bacon. Mmmmmmmmmmmonkeys.
 
2013-05-09 11:31:48 PM  
the lack of "uproar" puns here I find disturbing.
 
2013-05-09 11:35:44 PM  
Yeah, if you've got to rely on attention whoring shiat like this rather than the quality of your menu to put butts in seats, I'm guessing your food is probably crap.
 
2013-05-09 11:40:06 PM  

Old enough to know better: Yeah, if you've got to rely on attention whoring shiat like this rather than the quality of your menu to put butts in seats, I'm guessing your food is probably crap.


But it's exotic crap

/so he's got that going for him
//which is nice
 
2013-05-09 11:40:07 PM  
Get some reading comprehension skills.

They didnt pull it from the menu and the article doesnt imply they did.
 
2013-05-09 11:41:33 PM  

ZeroCorpse: Here's all you need to know:

"Is it legal to eat lions? Yes, according to the FDA's communications team. The African lion isn't currently a federally protected endangered species and it qualifies as a game meat, FDA spokesman Michael Herndon said in an e-mail."

It's legal, so all the vegetarians and vegans can f♥ck off.


Is it legal to hunt lions for food? Is it legal to import lions? Where did the meat come from? It's possibly not legal, so all the presumtuous assholes can fark off. Nice bypass of the filter too. Also, I highly doubt most of the people against this are vegans or vegetarians, but that's a pretty awful bias you have there.

Your post was bad and you should feel bad.
 
2013-05-09 11:43:49 PM  

Acharne: ZeroCorpse: Here's all you need to know:

"Is it legal to eat lions? Yes, according to the FDA's communications team. The African lion isn't currently a federally protected endangered species and it qualifies as a game meat, FDA spokesman Michael Herndon said in an e-mail."

It's legal, so all the vegetarians and vegans can f♥ck off.

Is it legal to hunt lions for food? Is it legal to import lions? Where did the meat come from? It's possibly not legal, so all the presumtuous assholes can fark off. Nice bypass of the filter too. Also, I highly doubt most of the people against this are vegans or vegetarians, but that's a pretty awful bias you have there.

Your post was bad and you should feel bad.


Lion meat is quite legal in the United States, and this isn't the first person serving it up. Yum.
 
2013-05-09 11:45:25 PM  

Sugarbombs: The fist-fights must have been fun to watch being broken up... the Starbucks next door is the pre-shift hangout for officers on the nightly drunk crawl 7 days a week and has been for a decade or more.

And, the taco place has a luchador on staff.


Man, don't start a fight with a luchador who eats lions!
 
2013-05-09 11:47:25 PM  

FormlessOne: Lion meat is quite legal in the United States, and this isn't the first person serving it up. Yum.


I know that. That certainly is not the point I was trying to make here. I was replying to a post that was also confirming legality. I think ZeroCorpse was being a dick and making the issue too narrow. The legality is only part of the story of where that meat comes from.
 
2013-05-09 11:48:38 PM  

Boojum2k: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Boojum2k: After seeing the headline, I am surprised this wasn't Clark's Fish Camp in Jacksonville, they serve every kind of meat except primate.

You're aware humans are primates, right?

Yes, pretty sure Clark's doesn't serve monkey-, ape-, gorilla-, or people-meat. Did that clear up your confusion?


CSB when I was studying in Osaka I found a ramen place that proudly specialized in nin-niku ramen. Nin means people and niku means meat, so....

Turns out, nin-niku also means "garlic."
 
2013-05-09 11:50:34 PM  
What a cowardly thing to do...
 
2013-05-09 11:53:40 PM  

Sugarbombs: The fist-fights must have been fun to watch being broken up... the Starbucks next door is the pre-shift hangout for officers on the nightly drunk crawl 7 days a week and has been for a decade or more.

And, the taco place has a luchador on staff.


Well, I guess we know what El Fuerte does between tournaments.
 
2013-05-10 12:00:25 AM  

c4rr0tc4k3: Get some reading comprehension skills.

They didnt pull it from the menu and the article doesnt imply they did.


TFA is somewhat ambiguous on that point:

Headline:

Taco Fusion may keep controversial lion tacos on menu

Photo caption:

On its website, Taco Fusion said "the lion meat is sold out and we do not plan to carry it again."

Article:

"The fact that they're trying to bully us now just eggs us on to keep carrying it,"

I don't know what to think.
 
2013-05-10 12:06:27 AM  

fusillade762: c4rr0tc4k3: Get some reading comprehension skills.

They didnt pull it from the menu and the article doesnt imply they did.

TFA is somewhat ambiguous on that point:

Headline:

Taco Fusion may keep controversial lion tacos on menu

Photo caption:

On its website, Taco Fusion said "the lion meat is sold out and we do not plan to carry it again."

Article:

"The fact that they're trying to bully us now just eggs us on to keep carrying it,"

I don't know what to think.


Schrodinger's menu: You don't know what's on it until you ask.
 
2013-05-10 12:10:49 AM  
Ummm, okay then.  I have eated teh alligator meat and then watched swamp hunters.  would never eat again.
 
2013-05-10 12:11:09 AM  
The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.
 
2013-05-10 12:17:43 AM  

UsikFark: fusillade762: c4rr0tc4k3: Get some reading comprehension skills.

They didnt pull it from the menu and the article doesnt imply they did.

TFA is somewhat ambiguous on that point:

Headline:

Taco Fusion may keep controversial lion tacos on menu

Photo caption:

On its website, Taco Fusion said "the lion meat is sold out and we do not plan to carry it again."

Article:

"The fact that they're trying to bully us now just eggs us on to keep carrying it,"

I don't know what to think.

Schrodinger's menu: You don't know what's on it until you ask.


*golf clap*
 
2013-05-10 12:23:27 AM  

gideon: So, once a year I do a "theme" dinner party involving rare meats. Last year it was Lovecraft themed - 1920's outfits and cocktails. The menu consisted of deep fried alligator, black bear tenderloin slow cooked, this sliced kangaroo tenderloin, calamari, and African Lion tenderloin.

The lion was very tasty and sweet. All were procured from czimers.com. They are a big game taxidermist that deals in the meat as well. I know it may be a bit taboo, but it was quite tasty.


fancy party award goes to you sir. what was on the dessert menu?
 
2013-05-10 12:24:02 AM  
Remember the lion habitat at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas? A whole lotta of those lion cubs became dinner for Chinese high rollers when they got too big.
 
2013-05-10 12:33:09 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: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.

ausfahrk: 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.


HoratioGates: 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.)


Came here to point this out, but I see it's been covered and then some. One can, in fact, eat too high on the food chain. Lions? Too freaking high.
 
2013-05-10 12:37:01 AM  

Coelacanth: Remember the lion habitat at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas? A whole lotta of those lion cubs became dinner for Chinese high rollers when they got too big.


My understanding is that Chinese/Asian cuisine can become increasingly exotic because some people are determined to eat anything in the pursuit of potential delicacies. Some Americans will eat increasingly extravagant amounts of food for rewards of dubious value. I think we can all agree that the McRib is at the intersection of dubious reward and exotic cuisine.
 
2013-05-10 12:37:15 AM  

mrswood: gideon: So, once a year I do a "theme" dinner party involving rare meats. Last year it was Lovecraft themed - 1920's outfits and cocktails. The menu consisted of deep fried alligator, black bear tenderloin slow cooked, this sliced kangaroo tenderloin, calamari, and African Lion tenderloin.

The lion was very tasty and sweet. All were procured from czimers.com. They are a big game taxidermist that deals in the meat as well. I know it may be a bit taboo, but it was quite tasty.

fancy party award goes to you sir. what was on the dessert menu?


We had various pastries made by a baker friend of ours. Cherry torts and a flour less chocolate cake.
 
2013-05-10 12:43:30 AM  
As the distant draemonic lord of secrecy and science I approve of this thread! Hail Sithis!
/relax
 
2013-05-10 12:44:55 AM  
Really? No one did this yet?

i1.kym-cdn.com

... for Tacos!
 
2013-05-10 01:19:42 AM  
i.imgur.com

What the taco joints pictorial menu may look like.
 
2013-05-10 01:26:20 AM  

Boojum2k: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Boojum2k: After seeing the headline, I am surprised this wasn't Clark's Fish Camp in Jacksonville, they serve every kind of meat except primate.

You're aware humans are primates, right?

Yes, pretty sure Clark's doesn't serve monkey-, ape-, gorilla-, or people-meat. Did that clear up your confusion?


Just making a bad "to serve man" type joke, please excuse me
 
2013-05-10 02:01:03 AM  

b0rg9: 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.


Does this mean that bald eagle would not taste like chicken?
 
2013-05-10 02:23:14 AM  
My buddy got a hold of a mountain lion steak a couple of years ago(his dad shot it because it had been picking off sheep from a neighbors herd). We rolled it in crushed up Cheetos and pan fried it.

It tasted like really dense pork, to me at least. I liked it
 
2013-05-10 02:48:16 AM  

Somacandra: I guess to be fair, perhaps they're the best tacos anyone's ever had.


That honestly may have been my favorite skit on The State.
 
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