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Mesa AZ Resturant to Serve Endangered Dead Lion Meat

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- 3279 days ago -
This Wednesday and Thursday, the kitchen will put something on the menu so wild, you can only find it in zoos and in Africa. "I've never cooked lion before," Bacon said. "This will be the first time trying lion."


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Kris H (133)
Wednesday June 23, 2010, 8:04 am
Please, I think serving lion meat is horrible too, but the meat is *not* from wild endangered lions. I read that right here on Care2 so please check your sources again.

Linda Mills (104)
Wednesday June 23, 2010, 8:10 am
noted. this is disgusting.

Echo ELES (264)
Wednesday June 23, 2010, 8:10 am

PLEASE, I copied and pasted from the source.. so maybe you should read the source before attacking the messenger.

Mack David (100)
Wednesday June 23, 2010, 8:17 am

Echo ELES (264)
Wednesday June 23, 2010, 8:21 am
ok, seriously this is funny but not...

According to Defenders of Wildlife, African lions are indeed headed toward extinction.. and as you probably know the Asians lions - well there are only about 300-400 left in the entire world.

So Kris, you also argue against what the sickie chef is saying, that lions are wild. If you have a problem with that, perhaps you should contact the CHEF THAT SAID THAT!!

Oh wait, maybe you are just acting along with your DMA friends who dislike me and like to point out any faux errors you all think I make.

Sorry, not playing along.... Choke on this:

I just got back from Africa, where I met with some of the world’s top lion conservationists, and I can tell you from first-hand experience: the extinction threat to these mighty beasts is real.

Just 50 years ago, it is estimated that nearly a half a million lions could be found in Africa. Now lion experts say that as few as 16,000 remain – a staggering decline of more than 95%. [1]

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Rebecca Stover (33)
Wednesday June 23, 2010, 8:55 am
All I can say is they show a real lack in judgement in serving meat from a lion!

Echo ELES (264)
Wednesday June 23, 2010, 9:01 am
Maybe they are looking for [bad] publicity.

Echo ELES (264)
Wednesday June 23, 2010, 12:44 pm
side note: so far, nobody has been able to confirm that this "lion" breeding to eat farm exists. It would have to be licensed by USDA, APHIS and USFWS.

Can someone even prove to me that this "farm" exists? That it is properly licensed? And where did they obtain the first lions from?

Please do tell, if you know.................

Echo ELES (264)
Wednesday June 23, 2010, 1:11 pm
ok, so it's only a one time special for Wed. and Thurs. but they have a whole breeding farm to eat these lions?

This whole thing smells like rotting carcasses.

Thelio Sewell (10)
Wednesday June 23, 2010, 1:21 pm
why would anyone want to eat lion?

Northern Light AWAY (52)
Wednesday June 23, 2010, 3:40 pm
Humans completely lost their minds, is there any end of their evil, sickness, madness and waste of their

Jan N (85)
Wednesday June 23, 2010, 3:53 pm
Echo, Google "Illinois lion farm" & you will get the real story. For example:
"According to CNN, the USDA doesn't inspect or regulate lion meat. And the shipment actually came from a company called Czimer's Game & Sea Foods, a butcher shop just outside of Chicago, whose owner has served a six-month prison sentence for selling meat from federally protected tigers and leopards."
There is no lion farm, just a low-life who needs to do a lot longer than 6 months.

Echo ELES (264)
Wednesday June 23, 2010, 4:08 pm
thanks for the 411 Jan.

Tina Mia P (141)
Wednesday June 23, 2010, 5:19 pm
Noted! We must take action! Humans are disgusting! Barbaric monsters!!!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 23, 2010, 6:24 pm
I don't care where the meat came from, the fact that there are people in this land of plenty who resort to eating lion meat is disgusting.

Steve Howard (45)
Wednesday June 23, 2010, 7:28 pm

If Jan N. is right then he's breaking the law and we need to figure out who to report this to.

What agencies should this info go to?

Linda B (71)
Wednesday June 23, 2010, 7:53 pm
Why am I not surprised that this is happening in my, again, disgraced state of Arizona. I will guarantee you that there will be very many people here who think this is just fine, and anyone who says otherwise is just one of those 'PETA nutcases'.

The NRA, hunting groups, and the like, rule this state.

Laura H (950)
Wednesday June 23, 2010, 8:48 pm
Sick bastards!
How greedy, disgusting, and EVIL can some 'humans' be?!?!?!?!!!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 23, 2010, 8:53 pm
I gave them a call and told them what I think about what they are serving.I hope these idiots go out of business.I hope they are bombarded with negative e-mails and calls.

Jacqueline B (47)
Wednesday June 23, 2010, 10:33 pm
Who would eat a lion anyway????? How sick and twisted are the people who came up with this???

Jacqueline Ambriz (0)
Wednesday June 23, 2010, 10:53 pm
This is plain wrong to be eating lions. It doesn't matter if they are not wild lions they are still lions and they belong in the wild or in a sanctuary. Lions are a symbol of Africa and eating them is plain barbaric. What can I do to petition and make this illegal? What this restaurant is doing should cause them to shut down because it should be illegal. !!!

Thomas C (116)
Wednesday June 23, 2010, 11:05 pm
The source of the meat is irrelevant and just an excuse for cheap publicity by this resturant and it's egotistical chef etc at the expense of a creature who should be in the wild , not farmed for meat or confined to a zoo or circus! The culture of rude stupid and loud mouthed cooks on tv does nothing to ehnce the cooking profession and stunts like serving wild animal meat only serve to reinforce the stupid celebtrity culture of the brainless, uncaring,fur bedecked glitterati! This is so stupid it could have been from Hollywood or Sarah Palin!

JustaHuman Here (53)
Thursday June 24, 2010, 3:34 am
No surprise.

Deborah W (0)
Thursday June 24, 2010, 11:26 am
Please. We need to get our facts straight. There is no "lion" farm in Illinois! It is not USDA inspected. The USDA does not inspect lion meat. The meat is either wild or it is coming from "pet" lions right here in the US. The restaurant owner is a moron if he believes that lion meat came from a lion farm. The middleman that sold the meat has served prison time for selling meat from federally protected tigers and leopards. He says the meat is a by-product of a "skinning operation." Stories like this make me lose hope for mankind.
Read this article from CNN Money.

Deborah W (0)
Thursday June 24, 2010, 11:43 am
May they choke on their "lion" burgers and sue the restaurant who provided it.

If there was such a thing as a "lion" farm...oh and FREE RANGE by the way...How do you raise free range lions? In Africa? The meat must be coming from these private hunting ranches where some idiot's pet big cat is sent after it proves too much trouble to keep and where some moron with a gun gets to walk up and shoot it point blank then take photos standing over the dead carcass, looking all macho and brave.

Liliana D (125)
Thursday June 24, 2010, 12:10 pm
Noted. No, it cannot be true, what is happening with our world? People still normal in this town should boicot this restaurant.

Hannah H (98)
Thursday June 24, 2010, 12:17 pm

Echo ELES (264)
Thursday June 24, 2010, 1:28 pm
Exactly my thoughts too Deborah, they lion came from a canned hunting farm, most likely.

Alison A (244)
Monday June 28, 2010, 11:56 am
Noted with thanks.

I have found three petitions regarding this, I thought I would put the links on here so others can sign.

rosemary weston (1)
Tuesday June 29, 2010, 7:41 pm
when will they be serving chef bacon fried? it's only a matter of time when some jaded sickos will want to be served human steak.
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