Oregon to Allow Harvesting of Roadkill: New at Reason

Roadkill

Food policy expert Baylen Linnekin looks at the increase in the number of states allowing its citizens to legally harvest and eat roadkill: The fact animals that die in vehicular accidents lived freely until their demise can also make them attractive to those who eschew meat because they don’t like the thought of eating animals that are raised in confinement.

Source: Oregon to Allow Harvesting of Roadkill: New at Reason

I think this is my favorite part of the article:

“A new Washington State law, which debuted in July 2016, appears to be a great success. Like Montana and some other states, Washington requires anyone wishing to harvest roadkill to obtain a permit. The state also requires harvesters to document the date and location of their harvest.”

The idea that you have to have a permit to pick up roadkill and document the date and location is a prime example of why government should not be involved in almost anything.  That is truly ridiculous.

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