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to wean my baby on roadkill?

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YellowCecil Tue 19-Jul-11 19:53:43

My brother-in-law is not squeamish and so when he passed a dead roe deer by the side of the road he did the decent thing and took it home, butchered it and put it in the freezer.

Sunday lunch at their house and a haunch was served up, with some lovely veggies and tatters. We are baby-led-weaning and so DD had exactly what we had for lunch - broccoli, roasters, and roadkill venison.

AIBU, or is this ok?

thisisyesterday Tue 19-Jul-11 19:54:53

why would it be unreasonable?

my friend's baby was weaned on roadkill rabbit.

food is food afaic, so if it was ok for you to eat it was fine for her to eat as well

AtYourCervix Tue 19-Jul-11 19:55:08


when all her hair falls out and she grows horns you will only have yourself to blame.

catgirl1976 Tue 19-Jul-11 19:55:41

Not unreasonable - sounds delicious!

Marne Tue 19-Jul-11 19:56:14

I'm sure its fine grin as long as it hadn't been sat on the side of the road too long. I'm not one to turn away free food smile.

Whyriskit Tue 19-Jul-11 19:56:27

Not roadkill but one of the first meats DS2 ever had was rabbit. He loved it.

TheMagnificentBathykolpian Tue 19-Jul-11 19:56:35

How do you know that it was safe to eat - as in had no disease or whatever?

I wouldn't have a problem with butchering an animal you knew the history of - you'd raised it, or bought it, but something you found by the road seems a bit risky to me.

Although I suppose some would say it's better to eat something that died that way than to farm animals for slaughter.

DogsBestFriend Tue 19-Jul-11 19:58:14

IMHO to eat meat is totally unreasonable no matter what its source.

Well, you did ask! grin

ButWhyIsTheGinGone Tue 19-Jul-11 19:59:15

MMMMMMMM - Sounds delicious - I am jealous!

OldRedEyes Tue 19-Jul-11 20:00:45

sounds tasty

complexnumber Tue 19-Jul-11 20:01:52

Don't these things need to 'hang' for a while?

This is from someone who knows nothing about these matters, and should probably stay away from the keyboard for a while

5littleducks Tue 19-Jul-11 20:02:20

Sorry, YABU. You had no knowledge of the health or condition of the animal before it died.

AuntiePickleBottom Tue 19-Jul-11 20:03:55

i have had deer, it was lovely..but i knew how it was killed ect.

i wouldn't trust roadkill, the animal could of died from anything

charleneanne Tue 19-Jul-11 20:04:50

i agree with you

ragged Tue 19-Jul-11 20:05:49

I'd do it, OP. am rather a shameless slattern, though.

squeakytoy Tue 19-Jul-11 20:06:34

Farmers are well known to poison badgers and then dump them at the side of the road to make it look like road kill.... yes, I know this wasnt a badger... but it makes you think..

I am afraid I would rather go to my local butcher or sainsburys for my meat..

charleneanne Tue 19-Jul-11 20:06:40

my message of agrrement was to dogsbestfriend

controlleddemolition Tue 19-Jul-11 20:07:01

I know someone who does this. Your bil isnt't called dan is he? grin

NorksAreMessy Tue 19-Jul-11 20:11:09

Best thread title today! Well done.

LucyGoose Tue 19-Jul-11 20:23:00

yuck - god knows how long it had been there! YABU

YellowCecil Tue 19-Jul-11 20:28:17

To be fair BIL (not called Dan I'm afraid!) did check quite carefully that the deer was fresh before he took it home, and without giving TMI when butchering he could tell it had been killed by a car and nothing else. So we were pretty sure it wasn't going to do us any harm.

Not having any teeth kind of limited DD's enjoyment to be honest. She sucked on it a bit and then went back to gumming her broccoli!

Interested in Dogsbestfriend and Charleneanne's responses. I'd imagine that eating a wild animal that died of "natural" causes would be ok if you have a problem with animal welfare in the meat industry? What's morally wrong with it? (not picking a fight, just interested)

squeakytoy Tue 19-Jul-11 20:32:01

god knows how long it had been there

this time of year, it wouldnt be too difficult to guess....

pjani Tue 19-Jul-11 20:33:18

I once picked up a hitchhiker who said he got parasites eating roadkill (as his mohawk shed white flakes on my pillow in the backseat).

Turned out he was a friend of a friend though!

malinois Tue 19-Jul-11 20:44:00

i wouldn't trust roadkill, the animal could of died from anything

hmm you might want to rethink the logic of that...

I've eaten plenty of roadkill - mainly pheasant and partridge but also the odd roe or fallow. No different to it being shot in the field, which would be the normal way game would meet it's demise.

If something is lying on a busy road in summer and doesn't have multiple tyre tracks on it and is not three times it's original size, it's obviously only been very recently killed so will be fine to eat.

I once was cycling in the South Downs behind a landrover which hit a beautiful hare, landrover driver quickly reversed up but I got there first and did a very childish 'finders, keepers' dance smile Getting the bugger home was tricky though, I ended up having to wear him like a furry rucksack.

Booboostoo Tue 19-Jul-11 20:47:34

Given what farm animals are routinely fed in order to fatten them up I think you are far safer with roadkill!!! At least wild deer don't gorge on CJD infected sheep's brains!

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