Wichita chef takes lion off menu after protests

The Associated Press
Published: Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 – 12:20 pm

WICHITA, Kan. — A Wichita restaurant won’t be serving lion at a one-night-only dinner next week after animal rights groups protested its inclusion in the exotic meal.

The Wichita Eagle (ttp://bit.ly/P8j0qP) reports that Jason Febres, a chef at Taste & See restaurant, acknowledged on his Facebook page that some people were shocked and disturbed about the proposed menu item.

The restaurant still will be serving kangaroo, alpaca, crocodile and water buffalo at its $160 dinner Tuesday, which is sold out.

The dinner plans rankled wild-animal advocate Born Free USA and led to a petition on the social-action site Change.org calling for people to pressure Febres to cancel the dinner.

Febres says he isn’t canceling and added that some information about his dinner has been misleading.

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