Are Lion Burgers in Poor Taste?


Sometimes something happens that catches your attention. This is it.

I laughed when I first heard this. Why the fuss, I thought, calling a fancy burger, a lion burger is hardly crime. Then I read the article. The burgers are 80% lion meat. I didn’t know you could get it. I can’t figure out why you would want to get it.

So, my second thought was, well maybe, a lion killed his sister and this is revenge. Not a good reason to eat lion, but better than nothing. Nope, no family losses to lions. What does that leave? Is he allergic to cats?

This is just a bad idea. Get a regular burger, call it a lion kill burger, a lion victory over some beefy animal. We have lots of beefy animals and very few lions.

I suppose we should ask at some point – is it ethical to eat lion meat or to sell it? If you believe that meat eating is okay, eating lion is probably okay save from an aesthetic point of view. Currently the lion is not an endangered species although I have confidence that human greed and incompetence will eventually get it there.

James Pilant

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James Pilant

Faculty member at a small community college. Double major in Speech and Criminal Justice. Law degree with a corporate specialty.


  1. I’m just curious, how do you feel about people eating lion meat? Since, as you say, it is not endangered at this point..

    • I find it bizarre. I’ve raised cattle. There’s really no spirit left there. But a lion? I can’t help but feel that there has to be some kind of serious masculine insecurity necessary before someone could have even thought of this kind of nonsense.
      James Pilant

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