Recently, the Arizona restaurant Boca Tacos y Tequila announced that it would be serving lion tacos as a promotional stunt.
Even though the lion meat comes from a farm in America, not the wilds of Africa, serving lion is still a major problem -- it creates demand and a larger market for poachers to slaughter wild lions. In addition, lion "farms" in America are not suitable habitats for these creatures.
Lion meat isn't a publicity tool, it's an outrage. Tell Boca Tacos y Tequila to cancel their lion stunt and stick to sustainable sources for their menu.
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- Owner, Boca Tacos y Tequila
I was deeply troubled to learn on Change.org that your restaurant is offering lion meat tacos as a publicity stunt. You might not know that lion is a highly unsustainable food source, regardless of where it comes from.
Even "farm-raised" lion is a problem. It creates a higher demand, which in turn empowers poachers to hunt and kill highly vulnerable lion populations in Africa. In addition, lion "farms" in America are not suitable habitats for these creatures.
On behalf of animal lovers across the country, I'm asking you to cancel this promotional stunt and find less destructive, more sustainable ways to promote your business.
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