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(Tampa Bay Online)   Florida restaurant pulls controversial lion tacos off the menu after huge uproar   (tbo.com) divider line 41
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2013-05-09 05:42:15 PM
4 votes:
Somehow, I just can't imagine cat tasting like anything but cat ass
2013-05-09 08:10:23 PM
3 votes:

SquiggsIN: blame PETA?

seriously, look at the other animals they put on tacos!  What's the big deal about a lion?  Is it just because it's feline?  Seriously, all you cat people need to drop dead with your mange-ridden fleabags.


Psst, the story highlighted that the lion is classified as "threatened, not endangered".
Threatened isn't good.

Some hipster foodie douches get enjoyment out of it, though, so I'm against it just by that principle.
2013-05-09 05:39:39 PM
3 votes:
Burger King of the Jungle?
2013-05-09 08:23:53 PM
2 votes:
In general, isn't most meat from predators pretty nasty? Then again, these lions are farm raised, but still.
2013-05-09 08:14:00 PM
2 votes:
Eh, people are morons. Seriously, this is just stupid.  So pigs, which have been shown to be smart- okay cows and their babies are okay, fish even endangered ones -okay. Feline? No. I don't get it.

As long as the animals are raised humanely and killed in a humane method that reduces suffering, I'm okay with this. Most of the animals raised for meat in this country aren't raised humanely.   That I'm not down with. Sure nature's not nice or neat whatever but farming's a controlled practice by us supposedly able to empathize beings.

That said,   I wouldn't eat the taco 1) that taco looks gross 2) I'm not paying $35.00 for an effing taco and 3) I don't eat mammal.  Serious that is one unappetizing picture.
2013-05-09 08:06:45 PM
2 votes:

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


except that they are actually protected in this country.  Lions are not.
2013-05-09 08:06:04 PM
2 votes:
blame PETA?

seriously, look at the other animals they put on tacos!  What's the big deal about a lion?  Is it just because it's feline?  Seriously, all you cat people need to drop dead with your mange-ridden fleabags.
2013-05-10 11:27:39 AM
1 votes:

SuperNinjaToad: 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?

so you have no problem if someone breeds dogs and cats for meat? how is eating a lion any different than eating a cat or dog?


There's more meat on lion.
2013-05-09 11:04:35 PM
1 votes:
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 10:37:36 PM
1 votes:
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 10:06:25 PM
1 votes:

FormlessOne: Apex predator says "what?"


Something like this. Bioaccumulation of toxins means eating an apex predator is not a good idea.
2013-05-09 09:52:02 PM
1 votes:

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 09:51:14 PM
1 votes:
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 09:50:55 PM
1 votes:
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I guess to be fair, perhaps they're the best tacos anyone's ever had.
2013-05-09 09:49:19 PM
1 votes:
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 09:28:11 PM
1 votes:
$35 to eat pussy?

Hmm...
2013-05-09 09:11:23 PM
1 votes:
Would you eat a Cougar's taco?

Does she have money?
2013-05-09 09:04:19 PM
1 votes:

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 08:57:42 PM
1 votes:

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 08:52:39 PM
1 votes:

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 08:43:27 PM
1 votes:

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 08:42:28 PM
1 votes:

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 08:42:08 PM
1 votes:

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 08:29:23 PM
1 votes:

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.
2013-05-09 08:28:55 PM
1 votes:

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.
2013-05-09 08:28:50 PM
1 votes:
Didn't they used to have a branch in Halas?
2013-05-09 08:25:46 PM
1 votes:
In any case, the restaurant owner sounds like an ass a'la look-at-meeeeeee-and-my attention-whore-menu-offerings!"  .
2013-05-09 08:24:36 PM
1 votes:
Was there really an uproar, or just catty remarks?
2013-05-09 08:22:47 PM
1 votes:
After all the interest generated in the gourmet hot dog thread a long while back, I don't think Fark have any business complaining about a 35 dollar taco, which no doubt costs as much as those hot dogs.
2013-05-09 08:22:08 PM
1 votes:

Glancing Blow: That picture looks like someone puked on a tablecloth.


It looks like it was then menstruated into by a fat woman
2013-05-09 08:20:24 PM
1 votes:
That's odd - the last time there were Lions in Florida, it was Blaine Gabbert that got served on a platter.
2013-05-09 08:19:22 PM
1 votes:
But were they served by cougars?

/got no lion puns
2013-05-09 08:18:43 PM
1 votes:
Ah yes... liberal acting like liberals

Violent and insane.

Terrorist threats.. .where are the police? .. .chasing tomato plants.
2013-05-09 08:14:43 PM
1 votes:
I'd try one, if they weren't $35/piece.

/Is perfectly happy with the 99 cent tacos that the local carniceria sells
//Lengua, cabeza and asada FTW
2013-05-09 08:11:37 PM
1 votes:
Apex predator says "what?"
2013-05-09 08:11:29 PM
1 votes:
media.tumblr.com
2013-05-09 08:06:42 PM
1 votes:
How much for christian meat?
2013-05-09 08:06:01 PM
1 votes:
So the bald eagle egg omlets are still cool then?
2013-05-09 08:04:43 PM
1 votes:
Lions are pretty. Therefore I do not eat them.
2013-05-09 07:46:26 PM
1 votes:

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?
2013-05-09 07:43:56 PM
1 votes:
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