Are humans the only ones capable of caring for children that aren’t their own? This video goes to show how universal the maternal instinct can be, even with animals you never thought would get along. Dogs with nursing kittens – and vice versa – to literal tiger moms and piglets – share their milk, comfort the young ones and adopt them as their own. Have you ever seen something so cute?
One Arizona small restaurant owner thought it’d be a good idea to sell Lion Burgers in promotion with the World Cup since it’s held in Africa.
This raises a lot of questions, but first and foremost, WTF?! and WHERE DOES A MAN IN ARIZONA GET LION MEAT?! I mean, this isn’t the sort of thing you run to butcher and nab… or is it?
Cameron Selogie bought ten pounds of supposed lion meat to mix with ground beef for the burgers. He purchased the meat from Gourmet Imports-Wild game, a supposed free-range farm in Illinois that is regulated by the United States Department of Agriculture.
Have you noticed all the "supposed"s in that sentence? That’s because although Selogie supposedly did his research, the "free-range" lion meat actually came from a butcher’s shop in Chicago, Czimer’s Game & Sea Foods. Czimer purchases his lion meat from a publicly unidentified man who purchases and skins exotic animals. In 2003, Czimer was put in prison for purchasing several carcasses of tigers and lions, making a hybrid tiger-lion meat and profiting on it to the tune of almost $40k.
The story gets even more disgusting as the supposed USDA approved meat is proved not to be.
Czimer expressed total certainty that his lion meat is USDA-approved and thoroughly inspected by regulators before it reaches his processing plant.
Is it legal to eat lions? The FDA’s communications team said it is looking into the request. It couldn’t immediately comment on the rules governing edible lions, let alone the authenticity of Czimer’s meat. That said, the African lion isn’t currently a federally protected endangered or threatened species.