SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Talk about drive-thru dining. Several states are considering legislation that would allow residents to turn roadkill into dinner.
The move is becoming increasingly popular with some states and under-supplied food bank operators viewing roadkill as a cheap, readily available meal source. Residents who partake in the practice say eating roadkill can shave thousands of dollars a year off food costs..
But some people in Western Massachusetts don't find the idea too appetizing.
Carla Wessels from Ware told 22News, "I think it kinda gross but I know like my husband is a hunter so he would probably be ok with it bug I would just be ore afraid of if the animals had any kinda of diseases
"I'm just not in to hunting or anything so the who idea is just upsetting to me," Nathan Hayes from South Hadley told 22News.
But don't stop and pick up that roadkill just yet. In Massachusetts, possession of wildlife carcasses without a hunting license or salvage permit is illegal.