New Law in California Permits Eating Roadkill

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If you hit a deer with your car in California in 2021 - it'll be totally cool to take it home and eat it (not normal)

From The East Bay Times:

Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Bob Archuleta of Montebello allows drivers who fatally strike a deer, elk, pronghorn antelope or wild pig to take the dead animal home, as long as they apply within 24 hours for a free “wildlife salvage permit.”

The new law also allows such salvaging by people who happen upon recently dead animals on the road.

The practice would not be allowed on interstates, and the commission charged with its oversight is permitted to limit it to certain counties.

Before the law’s signing, only officers of certain state and local agencies could legally pick up roadkill.

 

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