25 January 2011

Arizona restaurant decides against serving lion tacos

According to the AP, the owner of the Arizona restaurant that intended to sell lion meat tacos experienced a threat induced epiphany.

Bryan Mazon, the owner of Boca Tacos, decided offering lion as a filling option probably wasn’t a bright idea after threats were levied against his restaurant, family members and customers.

Well Mr. Mazon in a way you succeeded at achieving your central goal.

"I'm doing the African lion to get my name out," Mazon told the Arizona Daily Star last Thursday.

It definitely worked.

Hopefully soon the same kind of fervor—without threatening human lives— is generated against serving other animals. Why do cow’s, pig’s and chicken’s lives mean any less than that of a lion’s?

Eric Fortney | @elfortney | email
Eric is the co-founder and executive editor of the animal rights and eco-friendly news source, This Dish Is Veg. In addition to his work at TDIV, Eric is a father of three, runner, and lover of the outdoors.

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