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Hot Clicks: Vermont restaurant puts roadkill on the menu

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KHQ - A restaurant in Vermont is actually putting roadkill on their menu! On November 7th, the menu will feature three animals that were either injured and put down or killed on the road. The idea is to get people connected to their local food sources and not be wasteful. Vermont is one of a handful of states that has an on-call program where if an animal is hit by a vehicle, the driver has first choice and if the driver doesn't want it, it's donated to food assistance programs. 

All of the meat is highly regulated and has to pass strict guidelines so it can be guaranteed safe to eat and game dinners, like this one are sort of a tradition in Vermont. People in Vermont take pride in the practice and say, you can't just go anywhere and order moose, beaver, muskrat or bear, but in Vermont, you can. 

The dinner will cost $75 dollars a person. All of the money raised will go to camps with Vermont Fish and Wildlife and will also be used to educate people about sustainable food practices.

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