'Would you eat roadkill?' poll results/discussion

edited 28 October 2009 at 4:45PM in Money Saving Polls
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edited 28 October 2009 at 4:45PM in Money Saving Polls
Poll between 20-26 October 2009:

Would you eat roadkill?

In Martin's ITV1 Thrifty Ways for Modern Days programme last Friday, one extreme MoneySaver showed how he found, prepared and ate roadkill pheasant sausages.

Assuming someone had safely made it for you - would you eat roadkill?

A. Yes - I've eaten it before. - 8% (755 votes)
B. Yes - I've no problems with it at all. - 19% (1808 votes)
C. Yes - Provided it was from an animal I'd eat anyway. - 18% (1794 votes)
D. No - I'm vegetarian / have religious food prohibitions - 8% (814 votes)
E. No - It's plainly disgusting. - 47% (4533 votes)

This vote has now closed, but you can still click 'post reply' to discuss below. Thanks :)

Update 28/10: also see the news story on the poll results: Roadkill on the menu?

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  • edited 20 October 2009 at 11:47AM
    oldagetravelleroldagetraveller Forumite
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    edited 20 October 2009 at 11:47AM
    All/any "road kill" or more selective? (I've not seen the programme!)
    I voted "C". I'm not particularly partial to crow, mouse, rat, dog, cat, fox, badger etc.
    However, cow, deer , horse, buffalo, moose, elephant etc. are a different matter.(yes, I've sampled all of these, horse is specially delicious)

  • SailorSamSailorSam Forumite
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    All/any "road kill" or more selective? (I've not seen the programme!)
    I voted "C". I'm not particularly partial to crow, mouse, rat, dog, cat, fox, badger etc.
    However, cow, deer , horse, buffalo, moose, elephant etc. are a different matter.(yes, I've sampled all of these, horse is specially delicious)

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  • Li0nheadLi0nhead Forumite
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    Depends on the animal.

    Rabbit, Deer etc yes. Certain others No.(like humans lol). Here Im meaning Rats, Mice, Hedgehog etc.
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  • Meat's meat. If it's dead and doesn't smell too bad, I'd give it a go.
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  • mehermeher
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    Would you eat roadkill?
    I'm like siddhartha, I refuse nothing that's offered or served. So when are you inviting me for lunch :lovethoug
  • zygurat789zygurat789 Forumite
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    I found a sack of sprouts on a road, they were good and lasted for weeks.
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  • MeadowsMeadows Forumite
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    No I wouldn't eat it but have fed it to my two dogs I had several years ago.
    We would quite often come across Pheasants that had just been hit (not by us), so we'd pick them up if they weren't too splattered. I would have two devoted 'friends' watching while I cooked them up.
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  • zygurat789zygurat789 Forumite
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    I've just been searching the forums for something about all the wild food growing naturally all around us. Couldn't find one - have I missed it, if not, Martin, could we have one please because I was amazed to find out, only recently, that some people didn't know about blackberries.
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  • SlinkySlinky Forumite
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    I voted A! I remember my parent's scooping up a Muntjac deer off the road when I was a kid, which we then ate.

    Can't imagine doing it again as they gutted it - I'm way too squeamish. Mind you if somebody else was serving it up and you couldn't see the tyremarks I'd give it a go.
  • wildthing01wildthing01 Forumite
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    it's plainly disgusting!!! you have no idea how long it's been there, what diseases it may have had before it was squished and what might have been having a nibble on it since........

    i have no problem with (humanely) hunting and killing wild animals for food, if you know what you're doing and know how to prepare the food properly, but to scrape up carrion off the side of the road is just beyond the pale.....

    in any case, the only stuff i ever see is squashed completely flat, so i doubt it'd be much use.....
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