King of the Beasts is No Longer a Tasty TreatThe "King of the Beasts" had become a tasty treat in one resturant. A small south Tamparestaurant was causing quite a stir over a unique item offered on their menu: lion. For $35.00 dollars taco lovers could of tried lion. "I thought the lion was good," said patronLee Weiner. "It didn't taste too gamey to me, similar to steak." The King of the Beasts hasnow become the king of eats in one resturant.Since Taco Fusion opened in February they have built a reputation for their unconventional taco filings. They have previously offered game like beaver and otter, butthe controversy didn't start until lion meat made it's way onto their menu. "I really don'tlike that at all," said McKenzie Bremer who opposed the restaurant's decision and saidthat a threatened species should not be served at a taco place.Wild animal advocacy group Born Free USA embarked on an undercover investigationinto lion meat trade in 2011, and as part of their campaign to curb the trade, have petitioned to have African lion listed as "endangered" under the U.S. Endangered SpeciesAct. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concluded that the petition presented substantialevidence indicating that listing this subspecies may be warranted, but has yet to issue afinding. The owners say the lion meat comes from a vendor who raises lions strictly for sale of consumption.According to Taco Fusion manager, Brad Barnett, the restaurant wanted to offer patronsthe change to try different things, though they have seen mixed reactions to the new menuitem. The restaurant has seen harsh reactions on social media, some going as far asmaking harmful threats. "We have people who just sit on their couch and just want to goonline and say things, be hurtful, make threats," said Barnett.