Proposed Lion-Meat Ban Shines Light on Wild-Animal Meat
Eating carnivores like lions and bears not a good idea, expert says.
Illinois Rep. Luis Arroyo's Lion Meat Act would make it "unlawful for any person to slaughter a lion or for any person to possess, breed, import or export from this State, buy, or sell lions for the purpose of slaughter."
Arroyo says he believes at there are at least two sites in Illinois selling African lion meat, according to the Associated Press, though the legislator did not identify them by name.
"We have no evidence that lion trade in the U.S. is illegal," he said.
Richard Czimer, owner of Czimer's Game and Sea Foods Inc. in Homer Glen, Illinois, sometimes buys USDA-certified lion meat.