Chef’s Wildlife Bloodbath Isn’t an Exciting ‘Experience’: Send letter
UPDATE | SOURCE BORN FREE
Last week when we learned a restaurant in Wichita, KS, was planning to serve lion meat, we asked you to express spirited opposition. The resulting barrage of e-mails, calls and media interviews were persuasive enough to chef Jason Febres that two days before the $160-per-plate meal (which he had absurdly dubbed “the ultimate dining experience”) he removed African lions from the menu. A big thanks to all those of you who gave Febres a piece of your compassionate mind! We hope this incident will help raise awareness about the special challenges lions face in their struggle to remain a viable presence in the wild.
BACKGROUND | SOURCE BORN FREE
There’s offensive, there’s really offensive, and then there’s what is happening next Tuesday in Wichita, KS.
Jason Febres, who in a case of profoundly insensitive delusion calls it “the Ultimate Dining Experience event of the year,” is going to slice and dice exotic animals from around the world and pretend the meal he’s creating is something chic and wonderful. As bad as it is that he is cooking bits and pieces of African lion and other species usually spared from North American dinner plates (alpaca, antelope, crocodile, hare, kangaroo and water buffalo), what might be worse is that enough people have agreed to pay $160 for the “experience” that it is sold out.
How absolutely nauseating.
Please join us in condemning this kitchen calamity by letting the host restaurant, Taste & See, know that it should be ashamed of itself, its executive chef and his coming abomination. Make your e-mail as passionate and condemning as you can! (Without profanities or personal insults, of course!) You also can vent by calling the restaurant at (316) 771-7393.
At Born Free USA, we know a lot about the lion meat industry, and as we showed last year in our undercover investigation, it’s all bad. Everything about it stinks.
So does Febres’ “ultimate dining experience.” Please let him know how you feel — and don’t hold back!
Please click HERE to sign petition
WHOM TO CONTACT
Telephone: (316) 771-7393
SAMPLE LETTER, COURTESY CHANGE.ORG, BORN FREE
Dear Taste and See,
I recently read that you are planning on serving African lion meat as well as alpaca, antelope, crocodile, hare, kangaroo, and water buffalo during your Ultimate Dining Experience event. I am respectfully requesting your cease this vile event due to the suffering and inhumane conditions inherent. For example, while you may think that farm-raised lions do not impact the animals in the wild, that is untrue. Farmed wildlife creates a demand for products, like lion meat, that makes it easier for poachers to get their products on the market.
Born Free USA’s investigation of the lion meat trade shines a bright light on this shady, under-regulated business that places both people and animals at risk. Consumers, restaurant owners and policy-makers are all equally responsible for putting a stop to this risky business by refusing to buy or sell lion meat and by pushing for and passing stronger regulations and prohibitions on the possession, slaughter, and sale of lions in the United States.
There is no need to serve any type of meat when there are so many other options available that are more humane and do not pose a threat to wildlife (such as multiple fantastic vegan dishes).
I urge you to immediately remove meat from your Ultimate Dining Experience event and support sustainable, humane dining instead.
and the aliens landed, hungry as hell.
they looked at man,and said hmmm,
what a smell.
so many sizes, pigments and shapes,
earth human bountiful,
alien mouths agape.
on this planet around the sun.
so many humans
this is going to be fun:(
Karen Lyons Kalmenson