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Dear USDA,

Please ban the sale of lion meat for human consumption.

I was appalled to learn that restaurants can legally serve lion meat and it can be sold in stores. Some brokers even advertise it as "USDA-approved," even though lions are not on the list of species regularly inspected by the USDA. I'm concerned that the lack of regulatory oversight -- including exemption from the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, among other laws -- means that the animals may be mistreated and that the meat has not been proven fit for human consumption.

I urge you to be proactive in protecting animals and people. Please start regulating the sale of lion meat for human consumption.

Letter to
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Start regulating the sale of lion meat