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

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