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Uproar over lion burgers

Restaurant owner evasive on issue of lion burgers as advocates call for meat to be pulled

Dave Khan, owner of Dave's Burgers in Colonie, with one of his signature Kobe burgers.

Dave Khan, owner of Dave's Burgers in Colonie, with one of his signature Kobe burgers. Photo by Marcy Velte.

— “Obviously he’s a liar. He just lies. First, it was a typo, second it was joke and now he stopped, but really not. You can’t believe what this guy says,” Wolfe said. “Legally, we can’t go after him because he’s not doing anything illegal. But what we can do is educate the people as to why (serving lion meat) is a problem.”

Walcek has been a frequent Dave’s Burger and Pizza customer but doesn’t understand why Khan needs to keep lion burgers on the menu.

“His burgers are really good and he has a unique cooking style. I think people would go in even if he wasn’t selling lion burgers. Just don’t sell the lion burger if it’s going to be an issue,” Walcek said. “No one will really care. No one’s like, dying for lion burgers.”

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debannel 2 years ago

The African lion population has declined by more than 50 percent in 30 years, with fewer than 35,000 lions estimated in the wild today. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will consider protecting the African lion under the Endangered Species Act. To comment on the proposed status change, visit the Born Free USA web site at www.bornfreeusa.org for instructions and sample letters to submit comments.

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