In honor of South Africa hosting the world cup, a restaurant in Arizona has been serving a lion burger, which is rightfully causing quite a bit of backlash from animal rights activists!
Apparently, the meat being used is from an actual lion friend raised at a free range farm in Illinois, and although it's uncommon to eat that kind of meat, it's not illegal.
The owner of the restaurant in question, Il Vinaio, Cameron Selogie, says:
"In Africa they do eat lions, so I assume if it's OK for Africans to eat lions then it should be OK for us. We thought that since the World Cup was in Africa that the lion burger might be interesting for some of our more adventurous customers. Most of them, when we tell them the facts, that this is farm raised and it doesn't hurt the endangered animals, seem pretty reasonable."
The restaurant has been inundated with angry e-mails, and even a bomb threat!
Personally, we think serving cooked lion just to honor a sport takes it a
lot little too far! We bet that poor lion friend had a nice life on his farm in Illinois!
What do U think?? Should restaurants be serving lion burgers??
[Image via AP Images.]
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