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Roadkill for dinner?

  on March 20, 2013


Dinner?  (Photo by fliker user batwrangler, Some rights reserved).

Dinner?
(Photo by Flickr user batwrangler, Some rights reserved).

 

A bill to allow people to keep some animals struck and accidentally killed by a vehicle is one step closer to becoming law. While nationally, the jokes have been flying about turning road kill into dinner, supporters say it’s a shame to waste food when others are going hungry.

House Bill 247 would allow a law enforcement official to issue a permit for deer, elk, moose and antelope that are struck and killed by a vehicle. The Department of Fish Wildlife and Parks would still regulate how the carcasses are salvaged.

The Senate gave preliminary approval to House Bill 247 on a 33 -15 vote. The House passed the bill 95-3. It faces a final vote in the Senate before going to the governor for his consideration.

Yellowstone Public Radio News Director Jackie Yamanaka has more from the Capitol.

YPR is part of a multi-station public radio reporting project looking at the issue of transportation. Funding for the Transportation Nation project comes from the Rockefeller Foundation.

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5 Responses to “Roadkill for dinner?”

  1. [...] no reason to, when it could be salvaged and somebody could use it,” Senator Larry Jent told Montana Public Radio. And in a time when Americans, on average, waste about 23 pounds of perfectly edible food, per [...]

  2. [...] no reason to, when  it could be salvaged and somebody could use it,” Senator Larry Jent told  Montana Public Radio. And in a time when Americans, on average, waste about 23 pounds of perfectly edible food, per [...]

  3. [...] “It really is a sin to waste that good meat when there’s no reason to, when it could be salvaged and somebody could use it,” Senator Larry Jent told Montana Public Radio. [...]

  4. [...] are the words of Montana State Senator Larry Jent, quoted at Montana Public Media and other outlets. As the Associated Press reported, it’s expected that Jent and other [...]

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