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“People watch Andrew Zimmern and he’s eating ants and antelope and all kinds of weird stuff, so why not do it?” Thunder Burger chef Ryan Fichter tells Dining Bisnow. The guy who served us beer-braised alligator ribs last week has plans for all sorts of things in coming weeks: “rattlesnake, boar, alligator, antelope, turtle, llama, and if he can get the OK from Thunder Burger owners, maybe even lion and zebra. As he likes to joke, “We are at the top of the food chain, right? So why not try as many things as we can?”

Jeffrey Flocken, D.C. office director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare, is disgusted with Fichter’s decision to put Mufasa on the menu. His organization is lobbying the federal government to list the African lion as endangered: “Lions need to remain in the wild, not on our plates.”

Would you eat lion?

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