A circus lion in LA is about to jump through a flaming ring. Suddenly he loses his balance, falls backwards off a big red ball and breaks his hip in seven places. Its star performer injured beyond repair, the circus calls Polarica Inc., an exotic meats distributor in NYC. Polarica president Al Nyaiesh buys the injured lion and has it slaughtered and packaged. At US$24/kg, Polarica sells the meat to a local restaurant that features lion stew on its deluxe safari-theme menu.