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Lion tacos pulled from menu in Florida

Published On: May 10 2013 09:12:54 AM CDT
Updated On: May 10 2013 09:10:08 AM CDT
Lion meat tacos

A taqueria in Florida has pulled lion meat tacos off the menu after it caused an uproar among customers.

Taco Fusion in Tampa is known for serving exotic game like shark, gazelle, ostrich, beaver and even camel in its tacos, Tampa TV station WFTS reported.

But it was lion meat that apparently crossed the line.

A wildlife group and several customers were outraged by the decision, saying an animal in danger of extinction doesn't belong on a menu.

"There is obviously an animal welfare concern and there is a bigger picture," Jeff Kremer with Big Cat Rescue told WFTS. "The bigger concern is where do we, as society, draw the line for what is acceptable for moral and ethical behavior."

Initially, Taco Fusion's owners said if you don't like it, don't eat it.

But they have since decided to stop selling the $35 tacos.

"Thank you all for the feedback regarding the lion meat promotion at Taco Fusion," the owners said on the restaurant's website. "Some of you were supportive, some of you were angry. We listened to everyone and decided to no longer carry lion."

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