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Taco Fusion may keep controversial lion tacos on menu
Tampa Tribune ^ | 5/9/13 | Richard Mullins

Posted on 05/10/2013 8:19:16 AM PDT by Impala64ssa

TAMPA - Bomb threats, fistfights and TV news vans outside. It's just another day for a taco joint serving tacos made with real lion meat.

“We're getting all kinds of threats over it,” said Ryan Gougeon, owner of Taco Fusion on Bay to Bay Boulevard in Tampa that put lion meat on their taco menu this week. Controversy soon erupted and social media exploded with criticism that anyone would serve lion meat.

“Now we're getting bomb threats, and everything else. Some guy just called and said he'd kidnap me and grind me up for a taco. There are so many coming in we aren't counting.”

Besides serving the standard chicken tacos and a giant nacho platter, the Taco Fusion restaurant specializes in all sorts of exotic meats: Gator, elk, bear, zebra and kangaroo. The lion meat taco is priced at $35 apiece, and has been selling well.

The lion meat is authentic, Gougeon said, and comes from a farm that raises the animals for meat. Such a practice is legal in the United States because lions are only considered threatened, and not endangered.

Besides the TV news crews outside, a steady stream of characters are coming in the store, Gougeon said.

(Excerpt) Read more at tbo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: animalrights; food; tampa

MMMMM! The other white meat. Too bad carrots can't scream. Speaking of cowards, the bunny huggers are soooo tough making anonymous death threats at these guys for selling overpriced exotic meat tacos. The same gutless wonders who would harass and intimidate little old ladies in fur coats. I dare these gutless wonders to start sh*t with some leather-clad biker dudes, or chicks for that matter. Or go into east LA, the south Bronx or any other barrios one night and try to bust up a cock fight.
1 posted on 05/10/2013 8:19:16 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

Taste anything like chicken???


2 posted on 05/10/2013 8:20:05 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Nope........but Beagles do!


3 posted on 05/10/2013 8:21:21 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Impala64ssa

>> Some guy just called and said he’d kidnap me and grind me up for a taco.

I’ll bet he’s lion.


4 posted on 05/10/2013 8:21:32 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Impala64ssa

$35/ taco? Pass on that, thankyouverymuch. I’ll stop by Five Guys for a Dbl Cheeseburger & Fries.


5 posted on 05/10/2013 8:22:40 AM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Which just goes to prove that lefties care more about animals than they do people.


6 posted on 05/10/2013 8:23:23 AM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: Impala64ssa
“Now we're getting bomb threats, and everything else. Some guy just called and said he'd kidnap me and grind me up for a taco. There are so many coming in we aren't counting.”

The owner is chucking in his mind at the success of this marketing strategy.

7 posted on 05/10/2013 8:24:30 AM PDT by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: Impala64ssa

“I know what will convince people to not kill animals...we’ll bomb them!”

Occupier branch of PITA*

*People Eating Tasty Animals


8 posted on 05/10/2013 8:24:44 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Impala64ssa

If I was the King of the taco stand!

Not queen, not duke, not prince...


9 posted on 05/10/2013 8:27:00 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Gaffer
HA!!!!

Prepare for incoming.

10 posted on 05/10/2013 8:28:25 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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http://taco-fusion.com/


11 posted on 05/10/2013 8:29:44 AM PDT by Rio (Tempis Fugit.)
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To: Impala64ssa

There would be plenty of people on this site that would be upset if it was a dog or cat taco.

I think I would vomit if I even tried to eat a dog taco..but that is a cultural thing
Other cultures eat dog..including the President.

Amazing Race is always showing contestants having to eat some horrible local delicacy...with the accompanying gag reflex.


12 posted on 05/10/2013 8:30:39 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Impala64ssa

I think it was in a Louis L’Amour novel that I read that mountain men and cowboys said that cougar meat was their favorite meat to eat. They are big cats like lions..... but at 35 bucks a taco, I think I’ll pass.


13 posted on 05/10/2013 8:34:04 AM PDT by Mrs. P (Figures can lie, and liars can figure.)
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To: Impala64ssa

a $35 lion taco?...hour/hour n’ half drive from Tampa..cost me three times that in gas just to drive there ...sigh.


14 posted on 05/10/2013 8:34:42 AM PDT by Southern Magnolia
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To: Impala64ssa

Owner: To the news vans and reporters, thanks for the free commercials.


15 posted on 05/10/2013 8:38:11 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Cat meat is sweet, no idea what Lion would taste like.
I would be willing to try it at least once.
16 posted on 05/10/2013 8:40:16 AM PDT by MaxMax (Conservatism needs a re-awakening plan for the American public)
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To: Mrs. P
I think it was in a Louis L’Amour novel that I read that mountain men and cowboys said that cougar meat was their favorite meat to eat. They are big cats like lions.

Wrong kind of cougar.

17 posted on 05/10/2013 8:46:41 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Mrs. P; JRios1968

I’ve seen mountain lions (also known as cougars, pumas, etc.) running around more often in broad daylight for about a year on the Rockies in Colorado—likely due to shortages of elk and other prey. Maybe Taco Fusion will arrange to sell some mountain lion tacos.


18 posted on 05/10/2013 9:13:15 AM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: familyop

Well if there is a market for it then eat big cats...

Do it like cattle and Liopns will never go extinct...

Will cows/chickens/sheep/pigs ever go extinct??? Nooopeee..


19 posted on 05/10/2013 9:18:56 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG
"Will cows/chickens/sheep/pigs ever go extinct??? Nooopeee.."

Good point. But on second thought,...


20 posted on 05/10/2013 9:59:18 AM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Impala64ssa

If we allow this, how long before they serve German Shephard Pie?


21 posted on 05/10/2013 12:05:48 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: Mrs. P

Cougar (4 footed) is extremely toothsome. Would go out of my way to enjoy it again some more!


22 posted on 05/10/2013 6:22:46 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 ( Nothing so vexes me as a democrap above ground...ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS. (It's the Law))
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To: Southern Magnolia

a $35 lion taco?...hour/hour n’ half drive from Tampa..cost me three times that in gas just to drive there ...sigh.


Most ANYTHING can be folded or rolled in a corn tortilla and be a taco.....street vendors and others commonly offer potato w/onion, cheese & potato, turnip, fish, sweet potato, snake etc. that are safe to eat due to the addition of fire.


23 posted on 05/10/2013 6:29:14 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS "Freedom begins when you tell Mrs. Grundy to take a hike."-Heinlein)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

“Taste anything like chicken???”

Probably tastes more like Siamese kitty.


24 posted on 05/11/2013 12:07:06 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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