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Lawmaker wants to ban sale of lion meat in Illinois

A state lawmaker wants to ban the sale of lion meat in Illinois.

Chicago Democrat Luis Arroyo is sponsoring The Lion Meat Act.

Arroyo claims he knows of at least two places in Illinois which sell lion meat but declined to name them.

The proposed law would make it illegal to slaughter lions or sell their meat. Violators could face up to one year in jail and a 2$,500 fine.

It’s legal to sell lion meat in the United States, but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reviewing that position.


15 Comments to “Lawmaker wants to ban sale of lion meat in Illinois”

    Stan said:
    March 11, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    Is chicken so damn unaffordable that people have resorted to lion meat? Cavemen.

    Todd Pardee said:
    March 11, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    What’s the big concern Bout lion meat in Illinois? Have they been disappearing from Brookfield and Lincoln Park?

    Keybored said:
    March 11, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    Is Czimer's still around?

      Groucho said:
      March 11, 2013 at 7:22 PM

      That's where I bought mine. It's damn tasty. Enough with the F'in banning everything that insults some whining Lib or other already!

    RMR797 said:
    March 11, 2013 at 2:12 PM

    WTF are people thinking?????????

    jim said:
    March 11, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    how much is 2$,500?

      philnjojo said:
      March 11, 2013 at 11:30 PM

      two dollars and five hundred cents

    weqwe said:
    March 11, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    totally agree, but serious question: how is this any different than the soda ban in NYC? one includes a revered animal instead of sugar water and isn't violently opposed?

      Foo said:
      March 11, 2013 at 10:41 PM

      It's different because society has an interest in protecting resources. The ban on soda wasn't to protect against a limited supply of corn syrup. It was to protect poor people from themselves. Protecting a resource is different than the government deciding for you what is healthy, although both laws would restrict choice.

    John said:
    March 12, 2013 at 1:15 AM

    Reasons for banning certain meats goes beyond protecting certain resources. Horses as well as cows receive veterinary care but the horses usually get the "better" drugs because we're not concerned about what is left behind in the meat since we are not going to eat it. When giving drugs to a cow or any animal that we are planning to eat there is great concern about what those drugs will do to us. That concern is not usually there when caring for a lion so I would be very reluctant to eat lion unless it was wild.

    George Wilhelm said:
    March 12, 2013 at 5:25 AM

    Just what we need, more laws by a government that can't follow it's own laws.

    highdesertslim said:
    March 12, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    Well, I'm glad the daily shootings in Chicago and the ever-increasing tax increases are no longer problems in Illinois, so this politician can focus on the really pressing issues. No, lion doesn't taste like chicken…more like Ikea horse meatballs. But an hour after eating lion, you just want to go kill a wildebeast and eat again!

    Dave said:
    March 13, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    No matter what your opinion is I thought I'd share this. Here's Lion meat being unboxed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6J9EAcRVBU

    Feck Rahm said:
    March 17, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    I guess we'll have to start feeding alderman meat to Rahm if this ban goes through.

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