Bloomberg Businessweek Reports on Outrage Over Lion Steaks

Lion

A lion at the Entabeni Safari Conservancy in Limpopo, just northeast of Johannesburg. Lion has been removed from the menu of exotic restaurant Taste and See, following protests from animal-rights groups. Photographer: Stephane De Sakutin/AFP/GettyImages via Bloomberg

 

When American chefs start serving lion even the animal-rights activists give foie gras a reprieve. If only momentarily.

 

Taste & See, a Latin-fusion restaurant in Wichita, Kansas, expected to serve the king of beasts tonight as part of an exotic-game tasting.

 

Responding to protests from animal-rights groups, chef Jason Febres removed the big cat from the menu — he 86ed it, in restaurant lingo.

 

“We wish to note that the small percentage of people who genuinely and intelligently pleaded their case was what persuaded us to reconsider,” Taste & See said in a release.

 

As of Tuesday morning, a petition on Change.org to cancel the dinner listed nearly 11,000 electronic signatures.

 

Kangaroo is on the bill of fare, along with Scottish hare, cro

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

You May Also Like

Israeli troops shot and killed zoo animals

Israeli troops shot and killed zoo animals January 26th, 2009 • Related • Filed ...

Petting Lion & Tiger Cubs at Malls & Fairs

The idea of petting and playing with a tiger cub has an understandable natural ...

Rescued Tiger is Happy, Well-Fed

Rescued Tiger is Happy, Well-Fed By Deborah FergusonNBCDFW.comupdated 9:47 p.m. ET, Fri., March. 6, ...