The owner says African lions are on the protected species list, but not endangered.
The restaurant ordered 10 pounds of African lion meat from a USDA-regulated, free-range farm in Illinois, which the owner says he researched to make sure they were humane. It’s mixed with ground beef, and the restaurant says it’s serving about 15 burgers a day.
And the result of his great idea? He has received a bomb threat and more than 150 e-mails from protesters demanding the meat be removed from the menu.
There’s a saying that “No press is bad press”, but maybe this crosses the line and even puts him, his staff and his customers in danger from animal rights protesters.
Would you run a promotion like this?