Proposed law would make eating roadkill legal in California

Posted at 9:18 AM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 13:47:07-05

(KGTV) - A proposed California bill would let you to grill it if you kill it.

If Senate Bill 395 is passed, Californians would be allowed to legally eat roadkill. Under the law, certain wild animals that are killed on state roads could be salvaged and consumed.

The proposed bill states that over 20,000 deer alone are struck and killed by vehicles in California. According to the bill’s authors, that meat could be used to feed those in need.

In fact, PETA has previously said that eating roadkill is “healthier for the consumer than meat laden with antibiotics, hormones and growth stimulants, as most meat is today."

The measure would only apply to deer, elk, antelope and wild pigs.

If the bill passes, it would take effect in 2021.

More than 20 U.S. states have already made salvaging roadkill legal.