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Texas Pol Hopes to Gather His Road Kill -- And Eat it Too (PETA approves)
NBC News ^ | 2/22/14 | Elisha Fieldstadt

Posted on 02/23/2014 4:55:32 AM PST by Libloather

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While collecting and eating roadkill is legal in some states, Texas banned “engaging in the collection of any animal life on public roads or the right-of-way of public roads” in 2007, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife.

Nathan argued on his Facebook page that in one year, in one Texas county, Department of Transportation employees removed more than 1,400 deer from the roadways, in an operation that was costly to taxpayers.

Plus, “That meat goes to waste. Why not utilize it," he told The Associated Press.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: nathan; peta; texas; tink
Nathan might have an unlikely ally in his corner. The animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) says on their website that eating roadkill is more humane than eating animals that come from the “slaughter line” because “perhaps the animals never knew what hit them.”

The perfect slogan for 2014 RATS?

1 posted on 02/23/2014 4:55:32 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

..EAT MORE ROAD KILL..


2 posted on 02/23/2014 4:57:51 AM PST by deport
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To: Libloather

3 posted on 02/23/2014 5:01:49 AM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Libloather
From your car grill to out backyard grill! Anyway...Jed sez Granny saw it first.
4 posted on 02/23/2014 5:05:19 AM PST by 4yearlurker (Some people say that experts agree!!)
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To: deport


5 posted on 02/23/2014 5:06:25 AM PST by deport
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To: Libloather

When I was in Oregon several years ago, I visited the White Wolf Sanctuary in Tidewater, OR. http://www.whitewolfsanctuary.com/index.php
I don’t know about other states re the utilization of roadkill but Oregon DOT has cooperated with the sanctuary to utilize it as feed for the wolves. Maybe not for human consumption but I hope that all have enough sense to at least utilize roadkill as animal feed in zoos, etc. However, knowing legislative thinking(?), laws probably require that it be “buried” at the nearest landfill.


6 posted on 02/23/2014 5:12:54 AM PST by Nuocmam
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To: Libloather

I guess PETA is concerned that animals in the “slaughter line” will have lingering memories of knowing what hit them.

I am at a loss to make a real comment.


7 posted on 02/23/2014 5:13:39 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: deport

Big Game Recovery Committee

This group in Spokane County Washington has been doing this for the past 17 years.

Montana began allowing road kill harvest in Nov. 2013.

8 posted on 02/23/2014 5:27:05 AM PST by deport
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To: Libloather

In at least one of the Midwestern states, for years now there has been a program that put a few refrigerated trucks where deer are as common as rabbits, so that when a hunter shoots one, if he doesn’t want the whole carcass, he can harvest a few steaks and give the remainder to charities that process food for the needy at food kitchens.

This being Texas, while deer are a fairly common roadkill, the real bounty is in wild pigs, that have become a blight. In the vast majority of cases, their carcasses are just discarded.


9 posted on 02/23/2014 5:59:48 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Libloather

You kill ‘em, we grill ‘em.


10 posted on 02/23/2014 6:31:20 AM PST by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: Libloather

A guy I worked with in MA witnessed a car hitting a deer. He tossed the animal into his truck, took it home and butchered it. The side that got hit was inedible but the other side was fine. He ended up with a freezer full of steaks and ground meat from an animal that would have been left for the crows if he had left it.


11 posted on 02/23/2014 6:33:12 AM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Libloather

Jokes aside, harvesting road kill would put a whole bunch of edible meat on tables across the country.


12 posted on 02/23/2014 6:57:40 AM PST by lurk
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To: Libloather
"While collecting and eating roadkill is legal in some states, Texas banned “engaging in the collection of any animal life on public roads or the right-of-way of public roads” in 2007, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife."

Is it still animal life if its dead?

13 posted on 02/23/2014 7:26:01 AM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: deport

nice pistola


14 posted on 02/23/2014 7:32:23 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

We don’t “discard” the shootemup pigs, coyotes got to eat too.

After many years of careful observation, I just can not help from LOL at the notion that TEXDOT slow-motion employees are going to harvest the deer for human consumption. Aging ain’t quite the same as letting it lay out until the hide slips.


15 posted on 02/23/2014 7:44:28 AM PST by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

We don’t “discard” the shootemup pigs, coyotes got to eat too.

After many years of careful observation, I just can not help from LOL at the notion that TEXDOT slow-motion employees are going to harvest the deer for human consumption. Aging ain’t quite the same as letting it lay out until the hide slips.


16 posted on 02/23/2014 7:45:29 AM PST by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: MuttTheHoople

That line is on a sign outside the Road Kill café in Arizona.

Google it.


17 posted on 02/23/2014 7:52:50 AM PST by JeanLM (Obama proves melanin is just enough to win elections)
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To: Libloather

Walked past some of these mercenary moppets with a smile and not even eye contact for their ignorant or feminist (and ignorant) mothers yesterday at their gauntlet stakeout at lowes

Haven’t bought from them in ten years since this was exposed.

All this CEO has to do is stop funding baby murder

Most are under a delusion that no proceeds go to the central command. They are wrong

Google search is also there for those in denial. This CEO doesn’t claim she doesn’t get all proceeds. She would if it were so. And she’s tempted to.


18 posted on 02/23/2014 8:09:02 AM PST by stanne
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To: stanne

Boy, did that comment jump a thread.


19 posted on 02/23/2014 8:10:39 AM PST by stanne
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To: Libloather
While collecting and eating roadkill is legal in some states, Texas banned “engaging in the collection of any animal life on public roads or the right-of-way of public roads” in 2007, according to Texas Parks and Wildlife.

I can drive 20 miles in any direction and find as many dead deer on the side of the road. TPWD has become a money-grubbing bureaucratic entity. They just want people to pay for "their" roadkill.

20 posted on 02/23/2014 8:27:42 AM PST by Sarajevo (Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other: "Does this taste funny to you?")
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mmmmmmm


21 posted on 02/23/2014 9:16:03 AM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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