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