Captive lions are being raised for meat in the USA. How far will industry go to meet changing consumer demand?
This article titled “US gets a taste for lion burgers” was written by Emma Bryce, for guardian.co.uk on Friday 7th June 2013 09.10 UTC
In America over the past few months, a battle has been raging over big cat burgers. Lion meat, sourced from captive-raised populations in the US, crops up in restaurants every once in a while, and each time it provokes the same response: at one pole, rage about the unsound ethics of eating the ‘king of the jungle’; at the other, excitement about quaffing the big cat’s flesh.