A newly opened Florida taquería specializing in "exotic tacos" containing meats from carcasses of sharks, kangaroos, beavers, and other non-traditional fillers has been forced to remove its latest menu addition — lion tacos — due to significant uproar from social network users.
Taco Fusion opened in Tampa this past February, and has been making a local name for itself with its unusual fare.
But the line was drawn on their behalf when the restaurant began offering lion meat to customers earlier this week.
A prohibitively pricey taco at $35 a shell, it was unclear how many people actually tried the thing before it "sold out."
Though the restaurant said its lion meat came from a reputable vendor in Illinois, many people were outraged at its mere sale.
Big Cat Rescue told WTVY that lions are not endangered; and Taco Fusion's operation manager Brad Barnett advised those who opposed the item not to eat it.
But it seems the criticism has become too loud to ignore, and Taco Fusion subsequently pulled the taco from its menu, saying in a statement that it had no plans to offer it again.
However, those with an adventurous palate will still find plenty to satiate their hunger for weird shit.
In addition to serving gator, gazelle, and camel meat, Taco Fusion plans to introduce iguana, zebra and bear meat in the foreseeable future.