Gallery: Lion Meat Becomes an Appalling New Culinary Fad in the US


Before you read this, you may want to put down any food or drink, lest you lose both your appetite and respect for your fellow human beings completely. Every couple of months or so, it seems that lion meat pops up on the menu in some restaurant that feels it needs to use a gimmick to attract customers. The meat is sourced from animals raised in captivity and its sale is perfectly legal in the United States. Since the big cat is not on the endangered species list, it can be raised for consumption. Some evidence suggests that there are places that breed the animals specifically for the market while others may come from private owners, circuses, and zoos.

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  1. Ruby Brentlinger April 27, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Have people lost their rabid ass minds? Anyone who would eat a lion out to be shot.

  2. Kyle Shepard September 18, 2014 at 3:37 am

    Omg uv got to be kidding me…. sick. It donot matter what u think. Its just sick..

    Start using Ur brain. Goodnight.

  3. Dan Rezaiekhaligh June 8, 2013 at 10:25 am

    If the animals are cared for properly and processed responsibly what does it matter? If lion is offensive why more so then rattlesnake, turtle, alligator, or any of the other exotic game? I’m in living in Europe and tried horse from an award wining butcher, it was great.

    Sure they are doing it more for shock value but if regulations are followed why is it appalling? I think that is the part you seem to have left unaddressed in your article.

  4. cheefkeef June 7, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Lions aren’t the kings of the jungle anymore, humans are. If people choose to eat lions let them eat lions same as any other animal. I’m not saying i’d personally chow down on a big ol’ lion burger but if someone wants to then hey, its a free country, and we shouldn’t forget that.

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