A restaurant in Tucson has hit upon a rather disturbing promotional gimmick: it is taking orders for African Lion tacos. The owner of Exotic Taco y Tequila, Bryan Mazon, sees nothing wrong with serving up lions and admits that he hopes that grinding up lions will bring him some publicity. I just cannot believe that this is the type of publicity that would help — particularly in a college town with plenty of environmentalists and public interest advocates.
Mazon has previously served up python and kangaroo and other “rarities” like a small-time version of The Freshman.
Mazon admits that “I’m doing the African lion to get my name out.” It sure has. Now the entire country views Mazon as a craven, thoughtless businessman who admits that he will lose money on serving up the lion but wants the publicity. He told the reporter below that “In all reality, what I want is just people to know that I’m here.”
We know Mr. Mazon and millions are disgusted by you.
[Update: Mazon’s dim-witted effort at free publicity has produced dozens of death threats and he has taken lion off his menu. The question is now how many people want to give his guy money for any other food).