Phil Parker (tigertoy) wrote,
Phil Parker

Lion Meat

This evening's Living on Earth included a disturbing piece on lion meat (transcript with audio).

The Chicago area butcher involved in Operation Snowplow is apparently still in business and dealing in lion meat.  USDA regulations don't apply; the only government authority is basic FDA food safety stuff.

My knee jerk reaction is horror.  Eating a lion is "just wrong".  But I rail at other people who would ban things that I think are fine because they have no better reason than "it's just wrong".  I have some thoughts, but I can't make a complete rational statement on this right now.  I need to go to bed, so I can get up early tomorrow and take care of the animals that were seized in Operation Snowplow, because selling tiger meat is actually illegal.
Tags: cats, ethics
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