A Tucson restaurant created an uproar with last week’s announcement that it would be sell tacos made of lion meat. The owner freely admitted it was a publicity stunt, and apparently one that was too successful. Citing “many threats on the safety of our restaurant, our families, our customers and our vendors,” the owner said that he’d scrap the plans.
The Arizona Daily Star reports the owner received between 20 and 25 direct threats on his safety, which he reported to police.
The prospect of lion tacos also drew plenty of positive interest, with more than 100 would-be Mufasa munchers attempting to pre-order the exotic munchies.
Restaurant cancels lion tacos; owner cites threats [Arizona Daily Star]
Previously: Would You Eat A Lion-Meat Taco?