Oregon Road Kill Now Legal To Eat

Oregon joined nineteen other states today in allowing road kill to be eaten, at least legally.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will issue a free "roadkill salvage permit" to drivers who wish to carve up the kill for their tables.

Ah but there's a catch.  To prevent poachers from driving all over Oregon roads looking to run over animals the state requires animal heads, skins and antlers to to be turned over within five business days.

The state did not issue a health warning about plucking bits of chrome or plastic from bumpers or lifting asphalt from skidding the creature for miles under the car before throwing the steaks on the barbie...so consumers are on their own in that regard.