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Ill. lawmaker concerned about lion meat
upi ^ | March. 10, 2013

Posted on 03/10/2013 4:01:14 PM PDT by JoeProBono

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.,- An Illinois lawmaker is trying to ban the sale of lion meat in his state, which he says is sold in at least two places statewide.

Rep. Luis Arroyo, D-Chicago, has proposed legislation to ban the sale and slaughter of lion meat in the state of Illinois, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

"There are people that have them and raise them, but you're going to raise them and eat them?" Arroyo said, "It's just inhumane. Those are zoo animals. Then you talk about eating elephants, eating all kinds of zoo animals. There's other meats we can eat besides the lions."

Arroyo said he knew of at least two places in the state that lion meat was available for purchase.

Under his legislation, anyone caught selling lion meat for human consumption could be sentenced to up to one year or fined up to $25,000.

The state House of Representatives will review the bill during the spring legislative session.- An Illinois lawmaker is trying to ban the sale of lion meat in his state, which he says is sold in at least two places statewide.

Rep. Luis Arroyo, D-Chicago, has proposed legislation to ban the sale and slaughter of lion meat in the state of Illinois, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

"There are people that have them and raise them, but you're going to raise them and eat them?" Arroyo said, "It's just inhumane. Those are zoo animals. Then you talk about eating elephants, eating all kinds of zoo animals. There's other meats we can eat besides the lions."

Arroyo said he knew of at least two places in the state that lion meat was available for purchase.

Under his legislation, anyone caught selling lion meat for human consumption could be sentenced to up to one year or fined up to $25,000.

The state House of Representatives will review the bill during the spring legislative session.


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Rep. Luis Arroyo (D-Chicago) 3rd District


1 posted on 03/10/2013 4:01:14 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Looks like last season’s bad guy on “Justified”.
Just not as smart.
Can’t they find something useful for him?
Suggestions?


2 posted on 03/10/2013 4:06:16 PM PDT by Flintlock ("The British are coming" to TAKE OUR GUNS!--Paul Revere)
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To: JoeProBono; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
"There are people that have them and raise them, but you're going to raise them and eat them?" Arroyo said, "It's just inhumane. Those are zoo animals. Then you talk about eating elephants, eating all kinds of zoo animals. There's other meats we can eat besides the lions."

Even money says he knew that Barack Obama admitted to eating dog meat and voted for him anyway.

3 posted on 03/10/2013 4:09:26 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Flintlock
Neal McDonough. He's a good actor and was great in Band of Brothers as Buck Compton.

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4 posted on 03/10/2013 4:11:04 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: JoeProBono

We’re friggin broke here. How about a fine for screwing the taxpayers of Illinois?


5 posted on 03/10/2013 4:16:19 PM PDT by Thebaddog (Obama won, we are so screwed.)
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To: JoeProBono

Another scum bag trying to impose his will on the citizenry. Ugh!

On a different note, mountain lion mean is delicious. So is bobcat. I have not eaten lion and I won’t admit to eating housecat.


6 posted on 03/10/2013 4:17:51 PM PDT by JimSp
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To: JoeProBono

Does Lion meat taste like chicken....or is it better. Generally speaking, carnivore meat is not as good tasting as herbivore meat.

Same with fish...the higher on the food chain they are the stronger that it tastes.


7 posted on 03/10/2013 4:17:54 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: JoeProBono

Lion meat?

I’ve eaten a lot of different critters, but never Lion meat. Is it any good?


8 posted on 03/10/2013 4:22:21 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: JoeProBono

Unreal. It takes quite a lot of money to feed a lion in the first place. Why would anyone think of raising them for meat sales?


9 posted on 03/10/2013 4:23:58 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: cripplecreek

He was good in Tin Man, too.


10 posted on 03/10/2013 4:28:19 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Fzob
I’ve eaten a lot of different critters, but never Lion meat. Is it any good?

I understand that it requires a spotted-owl demi-glaze to really bring out the best of the flavor. :=)

11 posted on 03/10/2013 4:34:47 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Ouderkirk
John Billings: I say we drink the wine, eat the dogs, and use the papers for musket wading.

Rev. Oliver: Eat the dog?

Benjamin Martin: Yeah, dog is a fine meal.

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12 posted on 03/10/2013 4:35:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: JoeProBono

I’ll bet lion meat is no stranger in the White House either.


13 posted on 03/10/2013 4:36:30 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: BerryDingle

Obama doesn’t like meat but I hear he likes the bone.


14 posted on 03/10/2013 4:39:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Bob

Good one. Thanks.


15 posted on 03/10/2013 4:43:18 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: JoeProBono

can’t make thisstuff up.

dude’s from chicago, they have - conserevatively - several major, major problems there that might just be ahead of the lion meat issue.


16 posted on 03/10/2013 4:47:35 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Flintlock

It is in principle always a good thing to prevent needless suffering and protect the right to life and freedom wherever the animal lives. If a lion can’t be killed for meat logically there no such thing as “humane meat,” animal products or farming methods for Cows, calves, pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, and any other sentient creatures.


17 posted on 03/10/2013 4:51:17 PM PDT by erlayman
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To: JoeProBono
Under his legislation, anyone caught selling lion meat for human consumption could be sentenced to up to one year or fined up to $25,000.
If that won't balance the Illinois budget, I can't tell you what would.
18 posted on 03/10/2013 4:57:05 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: erlayman

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“At least it is not a 16 ounce COKE!” - said NYC Mayor Bloomberg - as he finished his 5th glass of vintage champagne with seven of his heavily armed goons sitting at nearby tables.

Staying in front of the TV cameras is how he went from being worth 6 billion to now being worth 13 billion while in office while 80% of NYC public school grads cannot read.

Obama likes his methods.

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19 posted on 03/10/2013 5:06:37 PM PDT by devolve ( -- -- God created men - Sam Colt made them equal --- Shoot low boys! - Skeeter is riding a pig! --)
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To: Fzob

20 posted on 03/10/2013 5:22:25 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: devolve

Whew, lion is worth about 200 a pound on the hoof. Dressed it runs about 500 a pound, oviously a major problem in his district.


21 posted on 03/10/2013 5:23:28 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (Better the devil we can destroy than the Judas we must tolerate.)
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To: Ouderkirk

TASTES LIKE CHICKEN


22 posted on 03/10/2013 5:27:32 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Fzob

I spent a lot of time in Africa back in the 80s and of all the restaurants I’d eaten or dinners in my colleagues’ houses, I never once saw it on any menu or had it offered to me. I would imagine the males would be better eating, since the females work their butts off catching chow for The King of Beasts.


23 posted on 03/10/2013 5:33:03 PM PDT by Ax
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To: cripplecreek

Didn’t say I wouldn’t eat it....but I’ve never had top of the food chain mammal meat.

Dog meat back in the 1770’s might have been good in comparison to what was available then.

dry aged corn fed Angus Porterhouse...Mmmmmm

Lion? Dog? ...not so sure.


24 posted on 03/10/2013 5:35:38 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: JoeProBono

All I can say is it’s nice to be on top of the food chain.


25 posted on 03/10/2013 5:38:02 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76


26 posted on 03/10/2013 5:42:36 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

:: Arroyo said he knew of at least two places in the state that lion meat was available for purchase. ::

One of these I count as my friend and a Godly man. He has already served prison time for selling “lion” meat that turned out to be tiger (lapse in due diligence on his part).

It won’t put him out of business but Arroyo is doing this for the “circus” atmisphere that brings the camera to him. He’s a “brown” Je$$e Jack$on.


27 posted on 03/10/2013 5:58:27 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I thought all politicians ate lying meat so they would never have to speak the truth.


28 posted on 03/10/2013 6:01:21 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: a fool in paradise; Cletus.D.Yokel
BHO's Singaporean step-father was some what of an animist. If you continue to read about BHO's eating dog, he says that Lolo(?) wanted to get tiger meat for famdamily for its "properties".

I believe that was an unfulfilled dish..., so BHO said...

29 posted on 03/10/2013 6:08:50 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: cripplecreek

Lewis and Clark found dog meat to be better for their men than horse.

HOMBRE: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061770/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Woman: “I would never eat dog!”

Hombre: “When you’re starving you will eat dog and fight over the bones!”

KING RAT: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059358/?ref_=sr_1

Watch for the scene of the starving POWs as they start to eat a dog stew. A small taste first, then a bigger and bigger and BIGGER BITES!


30 posted on 03/10/2013 6:20:05 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (CLICK my name. See the murals before they are painted over! POTEET THEATER in OKC!)
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To: JoeProBono

Oh, let the lions alone, dummy. Instead, how about feeding Rep. Luis Arroyo (D-Chicago) to the lions? The kitty cats need more fat heads in their diet.


31 posted on 03/10/2013 6:55:12 PM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: JoeProBono

I ate lion meat in Milwaukee MANY years ago....Frenchy’s restaurant....various exotic animal meats available....our group ordered many different species and all shared a little of each. Very interesting and somewhat unimpressive!!!! and very expensive!!


32 posted on 03/10/2013 8:52:18 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
I'll have a sir-lion steak, please.


33 posted on 03/10/2013 8:56:12 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: terycarl

34 posted on 03/10/2013 8:58:56 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Slings and Arrows

35 posted on 03/10/2013 9:00:31 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: cripplecreek
Barry's just a New Age Boy!
36 posted on 03/10/2013 9:31:09 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Fzob

Not African lion, but I have had mountain lion a couple of times. Surprisingly, it was a rather mild white meat, similar to pork chops or loin.

A local church has an annual wild game feed. (had to miss it this year) The meats mainly supplied by a state game warden, and a state depredation trapper, who are friends of the associate pastor.

Also included are fish & fowl. There is also a lecture & Q&A afterward on game management & hunting/trapping.

Elk, venison, bison, antelope, rabbit, raccoon, duck, grouse, mountain lion, rattlesnake, wild turkey, and pheasant are always on the menu. So are trout, bass, various sunfish, catfish, paddlefish, and snapping turtle. Sometimes, out of state stuff is included, as available, such as alligator.


37 posted on 03/10/2013 9:35:13 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Ouderkirk

Generally speaking, carnivore meat is not as good tasting as herbivore meat.

Same with fish...the higher on the food chain they are the stronger that it tastes.


You need to be licensed to possess that much stupidity...an expensive license.


38 posted on 03/10/2013 10:21:38 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS "Freedom begins when you tell Mrs. Grundy to take a hike."-Heinlein)
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To: JoeProBono
Big game 'could roam US plains'
39 posted on 03/11/2013 1:28:44 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (RETURN TO MECCA [http://youtu.be/zWQkaDUCJ_Y])
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To: JimSp

I had quite a bit of cougar during my younger days.


40 posted on 03/11/2013 4:09:41 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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41 posted on 03/11/2013 4:16:50 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: JoeProBono

Some people just have too much time on their hands.


42 posted on 03/11/2013 4:28:29 AM PDT by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: cripplecreek

I thought he did an exceptional job in “Tinman” as well. He’s a fine actor, and I wish he worked more often.

Probably so does he... [smiles]


43 posted on 03/11/2013 4:50:00 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Ramius

GMTA


44 posted on 03/11/2013 4:51:09 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Abathar

LOL! “As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!”


45 posted on 03/11/2013 4:59:31 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

46 posted on 03/11/2013 6:27:26 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Exactly! ;-)


47 posted on 03/11/2013 7:14:44 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Abathar

Was that the same boating accident that all those FReepers lost their guns in?


48 posted on 03/11/2013 11:42:22 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: S.O.S121.500

So...all knowing, what top line mammalian carnivores are you eating?

I stand by my comment. Especially with fish. But then again, I don’t like fish, or lobster, or crab, or shark, tuna or marlin. The occasional shellfish, like shrimp or bi-valves like clams are barely edible, mussels and oysters are not. Squid, octopus, and similar are just plain gross.

You think that you’re so damned smart, elucidate us all with your culinary expertise. We await your pronouncements.


49 posted on 03/11/2013 3:16:25 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: JoeProBono

A man walks into a bar with a giraffe. He says, “A beer for me and one for my giraffe.” And they stand around drinking for hours until the giraffe passes out on the floor. The man pays the tab and gets up to leave. The bartender says, “Hey! You’re not going to leave that lyin’ on the floor, are you?” The man says, “That’s not a lion, it’s a giraffe.”


50 posted on 03/11/2013 3:22:31 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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