The Obama Admin wants to hector lion-killing dentist Walter Palmer but its FDA once argued it was perfectly legal to eat African lion.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is apparently investigating Palmer for a safari trip he took to Zimbabwe. A White House petition calling for Palmer’s extradition to Zimbabwe has nearly 198,000 signatures.
And yet Obama’s Food and Drug Administration has OKed importing African lion meat into the U.S.
In Phoenix, AZ, a restauranteur served lion meat in honor of the World Cup held in South Africa in 2010.
The Associated Press’s Michelle Price interviewed Michael Herndon, then spokesman for the FDA on June 26, 2010.
Serving African lion meat is perfectly legal, said Michael Herndon, a spokesman for the Food and Drug Administration.
Game meat such as lion can be sold as long as the species isn’t endangered, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hasn’t prohibited importation of African lion, although its Asiatic cousin is on the endangered list.
Perhaps the reason lions are endangered and cows are not is that they aren’t on the menu?
The author of Obama’s book, Dreams From My Father, lied about Obama potentially eating illegal tiger meat while he lived in Indonesia.