Thursday, January 20, 2011

Step right up and get your Lion tacos! What? Hmm...Maybe this is the BEST thing that has happened to them as a species.

Is this the BEST thing that could happen to Lions as a species?  Apply what you know about "The Tragedy of the Commons" and private property rights to analyze this issue.  An uncomfortable topic, but is it a solution to preserving not only lions but elephants, gorillas, tigers, whales, and many other endangered species?
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Boca, gaining a rep for exotic tacos, plans lion-meat offering


""In the six months since it launched Exotic Taco Wednesdays, Boca Tacos y Tequila has served up python, alligator, elk, kangaroo and rattlesnake.
Frog legs, turtle, duck and Rocky Mountain oysters have also made appearances.
"We've done just about anything we can get our hands on," said owner Bryan Mazon. "Every Wednesday we do something a little bit different."


Last week he announced on Boca's Facebook page that the UA-area taco shop was accepting prepaid orders for African lion, to be served on Feb. 16. Orders must be placed by 3 p.m. Feb. 7.


"I've gotten a lot of questions, like if it's legal," said Mazon, adding that a few lion tacos have been reserved so far. "We're still a month out, too."


According to the Food and Drug Administration, lion and other game meat can be sold as long as the species isn't endangered.""
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