You think you have been shocked. You think you have seen it all. Then something else comes along that takes matters to a new low. Here’s how they describe their latest offering on www.1-800-steaks.com:
“Lion meat to be a much better quality cat meat than tiger meat. Lion meat is unique and a little more expensive meat but we like to respond to customer requests so here it is! If you are looking for something completely different, this is the product for you. Lion meat will definitely give the neighbours and friends something to talk about! Why not take the plunge and try our most unusual meat. Farm-raised in South Africa.”
You can then go on to order 16 oz lion chops for US$199.
Who in their right minds would do this? Who in South Africa is raising and selling lions for meat? Who in the States (or anywhere else for that matter) is buying it?
The site even acknowledges awaiting USDA approval to sell captive raised tiger meat (forget that it is against US law to commercialize parts of tigers – or even items that contain or claim to contain parts of tigers).
For once, I am literally speechless.
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