Thursday, February 11, 2010

Do you want to join the roadkill list?

Pretty sure I won't be participating in this one:
Alaska

In Alaska moose, caribou and bear are considered state property under the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and anyone who finds roadkill must call a state trooper, who turns the carcass over to charity "if it's not too squished. When they receive news of a moose roadkill, volunteers rush to the scene to butcher the animal, which must be quickly bled, gutted and quartered so the meat can cool as fast as possible. The meat is taken to churches, which distribute it to needy families, and soup kitchens make stew. Around 820 moose are distributed in this way each year Local residents may also register to be included on the "roadkill list" in the more rural areas, ensuring that the valuable meat is not wasted.[

4 comments:

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

and I thought I was a good recycler!
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Pamela said...

D: "What's for dinner, honey?"

C: "Roadkill. Would you like it baked, fried or in a casserole?"

Anonymous said...

You may be missing something.. I am an Alaskan... for 41 years... A full grown moose can be as much as 1200 pounds.. this isn't a dead dear that may be 100-200 pounds that is mostly destroyed when hit by a car.. a moose will destroy a car or truck and still have only damaged a front or hind quarter of the moose.. Typically, a full grown moose (road kill) will yield 500-750 pounds of meat (boned out)... do the math based on that chemically treated crap you get in the grocery store. Moose is fat free and chemical/preservative free. I have personally helped clean two road kills and the meat was just as good as a fresh kill with a rifle with exception to the damaged areas of the moose. But trust me when I tell you that I am not trying to convince you to eat natural food that has not been processed, treated, packaged, handled by the lowest paid worker money can buy. Please continue to shop for your meat at the grocery store.. 11 million illegal immigrants are depending on you.

Janelle Griffith said...

Living in Alaska (born and raised), this was so normal to me. Dad and mom both worked full time and with 4 kids, it was hard to find time to go hunting. So every year we were put on the road kill list, and almost every year, we got a moose! Provided amazing meat for our family all year :)