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We’re all for finding new ways to create sustainable meals – but a recent proposal from Montana has us wondering, how far is too far? The Montana Senate passed a bill yesterday that makes it legal to harvest and eat roadkill. Until now, animal carcasses have been left on the side of the road or destroyed, but to state Representative Bill Lavin, the sponsor of the bill, that “seems like a waste.” If the bill is signed into law, drivers in Montana would be able to collect and use dead animals left on the side of the roads.

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  1. Heather Kraft June 21, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    I\\\’m assuming that the bill refers to animals that were “accidentally” killed. I\\\’m concerned that people will use this as an opportunity to intentionally hit animals to eat them, as opposed to using legal, regulated, hunting methods. People who collect and eat “found” meat don\\\’t need protections. If someone wishes to eat roadkill, it\\\’s at their own discretion, and they need to know the risks in advance. Noone is forcing them to eat it!

  2. Roy Lawson December 22, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    Yes, but stiff fines if someone is caught deliberately killing with a vehicle or faking it. Better see some skid marks and evidence of an accident.

    Humans have a nose, eyes, and a brain. Use those things and you can figure out what to do with the meat.

  3. LeeMorgan March 22, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    I agree with legalizing it. Imaging being able to repurpose the skin, the sinew, etc. You just need to know what is safe and what is not…

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