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Protecting Some, Eating Others

Taco Fusion is a Mexican restaurant known to serve exotic meats like ostrich, camel, and bison in its tacos. On May 2 they added lion meat to its menu of "Safari Tacos" even though lions are considered an endangered species. It’s important to note that it is legal to sell and eat lion meat in the U.S. Since offering lion meat, the owner and employees have received threats.

Please visit Fla. Mexican Restaurant, Employees Face Threats Over Lion Meat Tacos:
http://abcnews.go.com/US/fla-restaurant-taco-fusion-scrutiny-offering-lion-meat/story?id=19158871
 
This is a clear example where profit and business clearly trump ethics and compassion. God’s animals are ambassadors of the natural world and when we exploit them we are breaking the human-animal bond with tremendous consequences. The fact that something is legal doesn’t mean it’s the right thing for our spiritual path.
 
Complaining about the selling or eating of lion meat, or finding it offensive, but supporting the selling and eating of other animals shows how powerful cultural values and beliefs are. It’s essential to unlearn those beliefs in order to be able to embrace all creatures with ethical consistency erasing those speciesist boundaries that prevent us from blossoming emotionally, spiritually, culturally and socially.

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