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Montana legalises cooking and eating roadkill ['you kill it, you grill it' law.....]
telegraph.co.uk ^

Posted on 04/07/2013 12:00:37 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Montana legalises cooking and eating roadkill

Montana has become the first US state to allow drivers to cook and serve carrion picked up from road accidents under a 'you kill it, you grill it' law.

By Philip Sherwell, New York

7:10PM BST 07 Apr 2013

Lawmakers in the US state have overwhelmingly passed a bill allowing locals to salvage meat from the carcasses of wild animals killed in road accidents.

When signed into law by the governor, Montana could become "the ultimate drive-through destination for adventurous foodies", the website Huffington Post noted.

Steve Lavin, the legislator who introduced the bill, said that the idea came to him as he drove the open highways of the predominantly rural state and started to count the carcasses lining the road.

"It really is a sin to waste a good meat," said Larry Jent, a state senator who also supports the legislation.

All wild animals were included in the initial draft. But amid fears that there would be an incentive for motorists to hit sheep, bears and bobcats, whose parts have financial value, Mr Lavin limited the legislation to deer, elk, moose and antelope.

The bill outlaws deliberately striking an animal. But some have expressed concerns that "you kill it, you grill it" legislation could nonetheless encourage such collisions.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Montana
KEYWORDS: foodsupply; roadkill
Paging PETA!
1 posted on 04/07/2013 12:00:37 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
Anyone that has hit a large critter with a vehicle knows how badly it screws up the vehicle. That's an expensive meal.

I did once hit a couple of dove that bounced off the windshield and landed in the bed of the truck, and I certainly didn't waste them.

/johnny

2 posted on 04/07/2013 12:07:37 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Sub-Driver

In this article they state that some legislators were concerned that people would purposefully try to hit animals for this purpose. They’ve limited the law to deer, elk, and a few others. I don’t know, but would anyone in their right mind purposely steer their vehicle to hit a large animals? I can’t imagine doing this to any animal, but wouldn’t it be potentially lethal to yourself to drive into a large animal?


3 posted on 04/07/2013 12:12:32 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Sub-Driver

In this article they state that some legislators were concerned that people would purposefully try to hit animals for this purpose. They’ve limited the law to deer, elk, and a few others. I don’t know, but would anyone in their right mind purposely steer their vehicle to hit a large animals? I can’t imagine doing this to any animal, but wouldn’t it be potentially lethal to yourself to drive into a large animal?


4 posted on 04/07/2013 12:12:33 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Sub-Driver

Well, have they also lifted the speed limits?


5 posted on 04/07/2013 12:15:46 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
"I don’t know, but would anyone in their right mind purposely steer their vehicle to hit a large animals?"

I once heard a story about a guy up north with a big pickup, a huge cage over the front, and 4-5 spotlights running along the top rail over the cab. He tended to hit a lot of deer for some reason.
That's what I heard, anyway.

6 posted on 04/07/2013 12:17:36 PM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: pieceofthepuzzle
I can’t imagine doing this to any animal, but wouldn’t it be potentially lethal to yourself to drive into a large animal?


7 posted on 04/07/2013 12:20:14 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Sub-Driver
Ummmmmmm, pass on that one.


8 posted on 04/07/2013 12:20:38 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Can you imagine the government that makes it illegal in the first place?


9 posted on 04/07/2013 12:22:13 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Sub-Driver
It's been legal here in PA for years. Not long ago I snatched up a little button buck someone had hit and broke it's neck. I don't know of anyone that would hit one on purpose, they do too much damage to the vehicle.

Used to be that LEOs were to take them or have them taken to orphanages and such but it never happened and most of it went to waste.

10 posted on 04/07/2013 12:24:53 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Here in Nevada there are a lot of open range highways, I’ve seen first hand some of the horrific accidents of cars colliding with stray cattle.

Why open range is still allowed is beyond me.


11 posted on 04/07/2013 12:27:06 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Sub-Driver

I hit a deer with a 1965 Chevy (chrome bumper and I called the car the beast)deer went over the car and the car behind me was totaled after he hit. (Just a little quarter size dent in my bumper).


12 posted on 04/07/2013 12:43:58 PM PDT by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: Sub-Driver

The Beware Roadside Diners Law —


13 posted on 04/07/2013 12:59:04 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: andyk
Animal carcasses also create road hazards, not to mention magnets for crows, buzzards and additional scavengers which create further road hazards. This sounds like sensible legislation which could provide the added benefit of hastening carcass cleanup.
14 posted on 04/07/2013 1:08:29 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Eagles6

Pretty sure it’s legal here in Ohio too. You hit it, you git it.


15 posted on 04/07/2013 1:19:41 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

“Don’t blame me if I’m slingin’ Bambi,
I’m just a man tryin’ ta feed my fambly....
roadkill.”


16 posted on 04/07/2013 1:48:37 PM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Ditto that....

I hit a cow broadside while I was driving a Camero (that I had only had for a week!). It rolled up over the hood, smashed the windshield and crunched the T-top. I ended up with only a few glass cuts in my arms, but the car was totalled....I don’t recommend it.


17 posted on 04/07/2013 1:52:19 PM PDT by Donkey Odious ( Adapt, improvise, and overcome - now a motto for us all.)
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To: Psalm 73

You gotta see the episode of Top Gear UK when their challenge was to go to Florida.....

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0074gdc


18 posted on 04/07/2013 1:57:04 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (0bama is a POS, with all due respect to excrement.)
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To: Sub-Driver
In most states if you hit a deer all you have to do is call the local game warden and they'll let you have it.

Nobody hits a deer on purpose.

19 posted on 04/07/2013 2:07:57 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

It’s legal in CO too and you don’t have to be the one who hit it. You do have to notify the CDoW and get permission from one of their officers. The officer will even finish it off if for you if it’s still kicking. You can put your name on a list and your local CDoW officer will call you when some roadkill becomes available.


20 posted on 04/07/2013 2:11:16 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Quit yur complaining and eat around the tread marks.


21 posted on 04/07/2013 2:12:24 PM PDT by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: Sub-Driver

What is sad is that government seems to think that this is any of their business at all.


22 posted on 04/07/2013 2:18:22 PM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I hit a Roosevelt Elk once. Much cheaper to just buy your meat.


23 posted on 04/07/2013 2:26:07 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Obama is the Chicken Little of politics)
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To: Sub-Driver

Mel’s Char Palace?


24 posted on 04/07/2013 3:18:07 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Expensive, and no guarantee of a ‘clean’ kill.

Here’s a deer strike story (foul language warning) with a little humor at the end.

http://www.advrider.com/Fame/Deer.html


25 posted on 04/07/2013 4:11:00 PM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Oh deer/dear. Well lets eat.


26 posted on 04/07/2013 5:12:24 PM PDT by Redcitizen (.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Drive through fast food!


27 posted on 04/07/2013 5:21:27 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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