Illinois lawmakers passed a bill making it legal to collect roadkill for food or to use the pelts.

Illinois lawmakers recently approved a bill that would allow some citizens to pick up roadkill.

Under the bill, people with proper permits could retrieve certain in-season, furry mammals killed by motorists.

People could do whatever they please with the carcasses, whether it's skin them for their hides or add them to a rustic stew.

Supporters say it will cut spending because enabling ordinary citizens to keep the unfortunate animals would require fewer employees for road kill cleanup.

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