Tell the USDA to ban all sales of Lion Meat … Cheryl Semcer


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                          I started a petition this summer asking a restaurant to stop serving lion meat, and won. Now I’m calling on the USDA to ban all sales of lion meat.                       
      Sign My Petition

I never imagined the impact I would have when I started my first petition on Change.org asking a restaurant in Kansas to stop serving lion meat. But I won with the help of other Change.org users!

I still wondered if the sale of lion meat was happening in other places, and who was letting this happen.

It turns out there are a lot of problems with lion meat: it’s not only bad for lions, but also humans. The origins of lion meat are nearly untraceable, with some of it coming from farms where they’re raised for circus entertainment, their hides, and slaughter. Killing lions for human consumption also falls between the cracks of federal agency responsibility, and therefore the meat is rarely inspected. Since the processing goes unregulated, lions aren’t even protected by humane slaughter laws.

It’s unbelievable to me that any restaurant would be allowed to sell lion meat — especially when the meat is potentially unsafe. Thats why I started a new petition on Change.org, this time calling on the United States Department of Agriculture to ban the sale of all lion meat. Click here to sign!

Lion meat isn’t regulated by the USDA or the Food and Drug Administration — even though it’s often deceitfully marketed this way. This lack of clear oversight makes it nearly impossible to trace the origin of lion meat and how it’s processed.

And to make matters worse, experts say that serving lion meat at restaurants in the U.S. could further drive the dwindling wild population into extinction.

Restaurants market lion meat because it’s shocking — but the government shouldn’t be allowing a gimmick like this that could decimate the lion population and make people sick. My petition asking a local restaurant to stop serving lion meat won — and was widely covered in the media. By showing popular support for a ban on all lion meat, I believe the USDA will be forced to listen.

Sign my petition now asking the United States Department of Agriculture to ban the sale of lion meat.

Thank you for your support.

Cheryl Semcer

Hoboken, New Jersey

the Senate ~~ CONGRESS 10/01 ~~ the House


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The Senate stands adjourned until 9:30am on Thursday, October 1, 2015.

Following Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business for 1 hour with the time equally divided, with the Republicans controlling the first half and Democrats controlling the final half.

Following morning business, the Senate will resume consideration of the motion to proceed to H.R.2029, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2016, with the time until 1:45pm equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees. At 1:45pm, the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.2029.

WRAP UP

Roll Call Votes

  1. Motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to H.R.2029, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2016; not invoked: 50-44.

Legislative Business

Passed H.R.2835, Border Jobs for Vets.

Passed H.R.1624, Protecting Affordable Coverage for Employees Act.

Adopted S.Res.276, designating the week beginning October 18, 2015, as “National Character Counts Week”.

No Executive Business

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Last Floor Action:
2:32:07 P.M. – The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on October 2, 2015.

5manpanelonBControlHouse Floor Activities
Legislative Day of October 01, 2015

 Last Floor Action: 9/30
9:14:59 A.M. -H. Res. 449
DEBATE – The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 449.
2:32:02 P.M. Mr. Flores moved that the House do now adjourn.
2:32:06 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
2:32:07 P.M. The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on October 2, 2015.

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