Gallery: Illinois Lawmaker Wants to Ban Lion Meat to Save the Species


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Unbelievably, certain people in the United States have a taste for lion meat, and an Illinois lawmaker wants to do his part to keep this exotic trend from getting out of hand. With help from Born Free USA, a non-government organization that strives to protect African lions from going extinct, Rep Luis Arroyo has drafted a bill that would make it illegal to possess, breed, or sell lions for meat. This move comes in response to the growing availability of lion meat in restaurants across the country. But foodies and chefs who serve lion claim there is nothing wrong with the practice.

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