I am filing the lawsuit against Christopher Ilitch on Friday June 13th. I am basing my lawsuit against Mr. Christopher Ilitch on the Michigan Bodies of Dead Animals Act 239 of 1982. If the octopus was not in refrigeration before being taken to the arena, and it can be verified, then is against the law. I am mailing the papers for the lawsuit to the U.S. District Court on Thursday by Express Mail. I am also sending a letter to the judge explaining why I have standing in the court. I am asking the court to issue an order to Christopher Ilitch, President of Ilitch Holdings to publicly announce that no real octopus can be brought into the arena ever again I am sure that a toy stuffed octopus would bring good luck to the team just as much as a real one. Just because this tradition is 56 years old, doesn't mean it is a good one, or a moral one. The law is from the Michigan Department of Agriculture. IF the animal has not been in refrigeration for the previous 24 hours before tossing it, the person is breaking the law. The reason I got involved in this matter, is because I first learned about this tradition two weeks ago. I have never followed any sports in my life, and I am 60 years old now. When I saw the dead animal being twirled in the air, it turned my stomach. The octopus is an intelligent animal, living its life in the ocean. There are only 3 reasons it is caught; food, scientific research and for a pet. No animal should be taken from its home and killed, and then used for our amusement. That is horrible. my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org Everyone has the responsibility of protecting all animal life on the planet. They are not supposed to be killed, and then used for our amusement. All animals have the right to live their lives, just like we humans do.