A Tucson restaurant has decided to scrap a plan to offer African lion meat in its exotic tacos starting next month.
Boca Tacos y Tequila owner Bryan Mazon said Monday that his eatery has received “many threats on the safety of our restaurant, our families, our customers and our vendors” since last week’s announcement of taking pre-paid orders for the exotic tacos.
Boca planned to start serving the African lion tacos on Feb. 16 at a cost of $8.75 apiece.
Mazon says his restaurant received orders from people around the world. The eatery already has served up python, alligator, elk, kangaroo, rattlesnake, oysters, turtle, duck and frog legs.
Mazon says he’ll continue to bring unique menu items to the Tucson community and his customers, but not at the expense of safety.