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Montana law would OK using roadkill for meat

 

Bill allowing meat from roadkill passes in Montana House

Published February 18, 2013 

FoxNews.com

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A bill allowing individuals to salvage the meat from roadkilled game animals passed last week in Montana's House of Representatives, the Daily Inter Lake reported.

The measure passed 19-2 last week in the House and is now on its way to the state Senate, according to the newspaper. State Rep. Steve Lavin, a proponent of the bill, said the legislation is better than it sounds.

"When people first hear about it - roadkill - some of them think this is a crazy bill, but it's not," Lavin told the newspaper.

Lavin originally drafted the bill to allow generic "game animals, fur-bearing animals, migratory game birds and upland game birds" to be salvaged. But the idea was raising concerns among officials with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, according to the newspaper.

Many different kinds of game animals, including Bighorn sheep, bears and mountain lion, are killed by vehicles in the Thompson Falls area. The bill would allow to salvage the animals solely for their meat.

"As people know, people hit a lot of animals on roadways, and I mean a ton of them," Lavin reportedly said. "There's a lot of good meat being wasted out there."



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by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 8:27 AM
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jllcali
by Jane on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:10 AM
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If they are truly that stupid, and voluntarily take themselves out of the gene pool, that's good news for the overall health of the species. Darwinism at it's finest.

You can't legislate the stupid out of people.


Quoting x_Starr_x:

hey there's stupid people in the world who would try it.




Quoting jllcali:

It would be fairly obvious if the deer had a ruptured bowel once it was cut open.








For the record- I don't eat roadkill.






Quoting x_Starr_x:

don't people know how dangerous this is hit a deer with a car you may rupture there bowel then meat it tainted you eat it your gonna get real sick this is a stupid law.

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x_Starr_x
by Bronze Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:23 AM
you must not live in the south or the plains lol


Quoting KreatingMe:


Quoting x_Starr_x:

don't people know how dangerous this is hit a deer with a car you may rupture there bowel then meat it tainted you eat it your gonna get real sick this is a stupid law.

So why should that make it illegal? I don't eat road kill, actually I eat very little meat at all but I don't think the govt should prohibit it because someone might get sick. 


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Woodbabe
by Woodie on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:24 AM

Pshaw...people have been doing that since the beginning of cars!

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Debmomto2girls
by Platinum Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:38 AM
Yuck!
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LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:46 AM
Does specifically allowing equate to endorsing it? I was just wondering if the state could unintentionally be giving an indication of safety by creating this law. You asked why the govt should prohibit eating road kill. I don't think they should legislate it at all. Was it previously illegal and now it is legal? Or was it a non-issue and is now legal? Just asking in general, not grilling you, KreatingMe. Anyone know?

Quoting KreatingMe:


Quoting x_Starr_x:

don't people know how dangerous this is hit a deer with a car you may rupture there bowel then meat it tainted you eat it your gonna get real sick this is a stupid law.

So why should that make it illegal? I don't eat road kill, actually I eat very little meat at all but I don't think the govt should prohibit it because someone might get sick. 

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LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:48 AM
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Oh, if only...

Quoting jllcali:

If they are truly that stupid, and voluntarily take themselves out of the gene pool, that's good news for the overall health of the species. Darwinism at it's finest.



You can't legislate the stupid out of people.





Quoting x_Starr_x:

hey there's stupid people in the world who would try it.






Quoting jllcali:

It would be fairly obvious if the deer had a ruptured bowel once it was cut open.











For the record- I don't eat roadkill.








Quoting x_Starr_x:

don't people know how dangerous this is hit a deer with a car you may rupture there bowel then meat it tainted you eat it your gonna get real sick this is a stupid law.

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Sisteract
by Whoopie on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:57 AM

Aren't ground up bones, hooves, lips and such routinely fed to poultry and other protein sources commercially sold in our grocery stores?

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:58 AM

I would not eat any road kill meat.


KreatingMe
by Bronze Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:59 AM
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I was wondering the same thing. I don't know if it was previously illegal or not. I agree with you, I don't think it should be legislated either way. It irks me that the state and perhaps even some of the public, believe they need to endorse it or prohibit it. I'm not suggesting that eating roadkill is without danger but when I think of the " food"  for sale in grocery stores that comes from grain fed, hormone and antibiotic injected animals living in filth, it puts eating a roadkill deer into perspective. 

Quoting LauraKW:

Does specifically allowing equate to endorsing it? I was just wondering if the state could unintentionally be giving an indication of safety by creating this law. You asked why the govt should prohibit eating road kill. I don't think they should legislate it at all. Was it previously illegal and now it is legal? Or was it a non-issue and is now legal? Just asking in general, not grilling you, KreatingMe. Anyone know?

Quoting KreatingMe:


Quoting x_Starr_x:

don't people know how dangerous this is hit a deer with a car you may rupture there bowel then meat it tainted you eat it your gonna get real sick this is a stupid law.

So why should that make it illegal? I don't eat road kill, actually I eat very little meat at all but I don't think the govt should prohibit it because someone might get sick. 


KreatingMe
by Bronze Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 10:01 AM


Quoting Sisteract:

Aren't ground up bones, hooves, lips and such routinely fed to poultry and other protein sources commercially sold in our grocery stores?

Exactly. Do people know how chicken nuggets are made? How bad can road kill really be in comparison?

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