A sigh of relief could be heard from Simba, Mufasa and the entire Detroit football team when State Rep. Luis Arroyo addressed one of the state's more pressing issues by introducing legislation to stop the commercialization of lion meat in Illinois.
Kristina Rasmussen of the Illinois Policy Institute uncovered the courageous actions of Rep. Arroyo, who is determined to take on the lion meat cartel wherever it exists in the Land of Lincoln.
Arroyo's bold bill "Creates the Lion Meat Act. Provides that it is 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. Provides that it is unlawful to commercialize lion meat. Authorizes the Department of Agriculture to adopt and enforce any rules necessary to carry out the provisions of the Act. Provides that whoever violates any provision of the Act shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Effective immediately."