Cancel The Lion Meat Dinner
  • Petitioned Taste & See Restaurant

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Taste & See Restaurant
Taste & See Restaurant
City Council of Wichita
Mayor of Wichita, Kansas
Carl Brewer

Cancel The Lion Meat Dinner

    1. Cheryl Semcer
    2. Petition by

      Cheryl Semcer

      Hoboken, NJ

**8/11 UPDATE: Thank you! Late on Friday August 10, the restaurant announced that it will not be serving lion meat. They specifically thanked the polite voices of those of us who disagree. Thank you all for helping to make that happen with this petition and polite phone calls and social media actions. I knew passionate, peaceful voices can come together to help my cause!

BUT I still want the restaurant to cancel the dinner since they are planning on serving meat from exotic animals like kangaroos, alpacas, antelope, and crocodiles, too! This may not be a "lion meat" dinner anymore, but please sign to help if you agree that exotic animals should not be served.**

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The Taste and See restaurant in Wichita, Kansas is reportedly planning to have a special dinner to serve meat from dead lions, kangaroos, and other exotic animals on August 14.

I don't know how that's even legal to be honest, but I believe it is wrong. And I need your help to make sure the restaurant cancels this cruel and disgusting dinner.

I have personally done volunteer work with African lions among other animals and can tell you that there's simply no excuse for serving up pieces of dead lions at a restaurant. These amazing creatures should be respected, not cooked and eaten!

When I called the restaurant politely, they wouldn't even disclose where they plan to get the lion meat from! They said because "I don't have to" tell. Is this meat from dead lions from a zoo or circus? Is it from the US? 

Lion meat is not fit for human consumption as it is only loosely regulated by the FDA and the USDA. This is a serious health risk! More information on lion meat: http://www.bornfreeusa.org/a9c_lionmeat.php

Please sign to join me in asking Chef Jason Febres of Taste & See restaurant to cancel plans to hold this dinner. Your signature will also send a message to the Wichita City Council so they know that this event is a stain on its city's reputation.

You can call the restaurant to voice your opinion and concerns (316) 771-7393. Please be polite. We are on the side of compassion, don't forget it! You can also call the Wichita City Council (316) 268-4331and ask why their city allows something like this to take place.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 10,000 signatures
    2. Restaurant Pulls Lion From The Menu

      Cheryl Semcer
      Petition Organizer

      As much as we appreciate this gesture we are not going to stop until this dinner is cancelled and ALL the exotic animals are off the menu.

    3. Reached 7,000 signatures
    4. PROTEST SCHEDULED

      Cheryl Semcer
      Petition Organizer

      If you live in the area or know someone who does, please support the protest against this horrific event. Thank you!

    5. Yet more coverage

      Cheryl Semcer
      Petition Organizer

      More coverage

    6. More publicity...

      Cheryl Semcer
      Petition Organizer

      Gaining more support...

    7. News Interview With Chef Jason

      Cheryl Semcer
      Petition Organizer

      Local news report with the chef holding this dinner.

    8. Arizona cancels lion meat sale in 2011

      Cheryl Semcer
      Petition Organizer

      Public outrage had this restaurant second guess their decision to serve lion tacos. Let's hope that Kansas follows their lead.

    9. Story makes the local news!!!

      Cheryl Semcer
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you to everyone who has supported this cause. It has made the local news!

    10. Reached 3,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • alba fernández DUBLIN, IRELAND
      • about 2 years ago

      Eat your own balls mother fuckers!!! :((((

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    • Kelly Chiavarini MORRISVILLE, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      Seriously if you go to this place for dinner, your an idiot and you deserve whatever disease you get from eating exotic animals.

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    • George Hutty LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      Not only should this be illegal but it is entirely unethical.

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    • Gloria Marvin ST. PETERSBURG, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      I am in support of Big Cat Rescue in Tampa and the dignity of our majestic wild cats. The idea of serving lion meat is literally nauseous to me and I hope that idea is put permanently to rest. However, I further believe all exotic animals deserve our respect, not exploitation for monetary gain. Please do not go forward with the idea of exotic animal flesh 'tasting' or entrees. Please!

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    • Carol Whittaker MECHANCISVILLE, VA
      • about 2 years ago

      Because this is wrong! When are people going to wake up and realize that we are already losing these beautiful animals in so many ways and now they want to eat them?!

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