Lions Spared From Becoming Taco Filling

Published by PETA.

Last week, we told you about Tucson, Arizona, restaurant owner Bryan Mazon’s plan to serve lion tacos as part of his “Exotic Taco Wednesdays” promotion. Apparently, thousands of people took to Facebook to ask Mazon to reconsider. And he did! Mazon announced that his restaurant will not be serving the king of the jungle after all.

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Now that a lion has been saved from slaughter (or possibly from being shot on a cruel canned hunting ranch), you might want to take a moment to thank Mazon for making this lifesaving decision.

Written by Michelle Kretzer

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