Mexican restaurant sparks controversy with lion meat tacos

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This restaurant is doing a roaring trade in exotic meat tacos (Sorry. We couldn't help it.)

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A Mexican restaurant in Florida has caused outcry & even received death threats after putting lion meat tacos on their menu.

The King of the Jungle meals are being served up for $38 each at Taco Fusion in South Tampa as part of their 'Safari Taco' menu, which also features camel, rattlesnake and kangaroo meat.

The controversial food item has caused outrage in the States with the restaurant receiving bomb and kidnapping threats, staff being physically assaulted and the manager says he's even had people saying they are going to 'rape and kill employees'.

Whilst not everyone is happy about the whole thing (understatement) - the meat is not actually illegal. The lion meat used has been farm reared and perfectly within the law.

Lions are currently at 'vulnerable' status – a step down from endangered and the meat was all purchased through a licensed exotic meat distributor.

Unsurprisingly, the controversial move has been rather profitable for the taco shop, with people travelling to come and try it. Apparently, the lean meat tastes like filet mignon - just in case you were wondering.

'We've been busy,' Taco Fusion manager Bayardo Alvarez told the Daily News. 'Our normal lunches were $400 to $500, and today I've done $1,450.'

See the news report below and let us know what you think. Intrigued or outraged?



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