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Exotic Meat Market

Hello everyone, I am new to the forum and wanted to get peoples stance and knowledge on the exotic meat market. I am from California and currently attend Arizona State University. I recently encountered an eatery in the neighboring city of Mesa that serves lion meat burgers. PETA is obviously pissed, but I think it is pretty awesome, they're all sold out but I have a feeling that simba will return to the menu very soon. The meat is farm raised on a lion farm in Illinois, however I was wondering if anyone has ever been able to sell their wild kill to local restaurants/markets. I would image it would have to be packaged/processed on site at some sort of certified ranch and perhaps require a business licence. I have no idea about the legality of any of this, and I am more curious than anything else, if you have any information or just want to chime in please do. Thank you for your time and consideration. Cheers.
-Dave

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Re: Exotic Meat Market

That's generally against the law. It stems for the overharvest of the market hunting era during the late 1800s and early 1900s with buffalo, antelope, ducks, passenger pigeons, deer, elk, turkey and nearly everything else that walked or flapped. Devaluing the meat of wild game, by making it illegal to sell makes poaching and market hunting less profitable.
Wild game meat can be donated in many states, but it has to go through a processor before a food pantry will accept it.
That is why you see venison from places like New Zealand where wild animals are much more of a commercial product. They are generally farm raised, but not always. Also, New Zealand has no native land mammals, other than bats, everything is an introduced exotic there.

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Re: Exotic Meat Market

Exotic meat is readily available here in the US. The animals are farm raised and processed just like cows. I did a Google search and found a company in NV that sells the following.

Antelope
Alligator
Beef
Buffalo
Black Bear
Crocodile
Elk
Frog Legs
Iguana
Kangaroo
Kobe Beef
Ostrich
Lamb
Llama
Pork
Rabbit
Rattlesnake
Turtle
Venison
Wild Boar
Wa-Gyu

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Hmm some items on this menu

Hmm some items on this menu that I don't think I'll ever be trying. But I guess it depends on the culture and location and I'm sure these are a tasty treat.

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Wow, your right, that is great. One of these ranches needs to be publicly traded, I want to invest haha. Totally off the topic of hunting but anyone ever invest in a private company as a limited liability partner? I've read about it before but never heard from anyone who has done it themselves. If you got a story to tell please do, I'd love the insight. Cheers.
-Dave

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Limited Liability

Did one once for race horses.  Probably depend on the company, but I would guess there is a good chance you'll lose your investment, but your risk is limited and in my case, I had fun.

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Oh and thank you guys for the posts.

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I wonder how the iguana

I wonder how the iguana tastes????? Confused

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