Tucson restaurant to serve African lion tacos

Laura Donovan Contributor
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They’ve already dished up python, alligator, elk, kangaroo, rattlesnake, and turtle.

So it’s no surprise that now they are going after the king of beasts.

A Tucson restaurant has announced it is set to serve tacos made from the meat of African lions.

Boca Tacos y Tequila has already drawn the ire of animal rights activists on its Facebook page for the announcement.

But owner Bryan Mazon says that curious customers are already making reservations to try the new delicacy, to be offered on ‘exotic tacos night’ – every Wednesday starting from February 16.

The Wednesday night exotic specials started about six months ago, he said. In that time the restaurant has tried ‘just about anything we can get our hands on’.

According to the Food and Drug Administration, lion and other game meat can be sold as long as the species isn’t endangered.

Full story: King of eats: Tucson restaurant to serve up African lion tacos for $8.75