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Quinn Vetoes Legislation Allowing People To Collect Road Kill

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CHICAGO (WBBM) – If you’d been savoring the prospects of a rustic stew or a fox fur coat — it’s not going to happen with road kill.

Governor Pat Quinn has vetoed legislation letting people collect animals killed along Illinois roads.

In his veto message — Quinn said he was worried about the safety of drivers who stop to pick up road kill. He encouraged lawmakers to come up with a version that includes safety measures.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Nick Young Reports

Under the legislation people with proper permits and licenses could collect any furbearing mammal found during the appropriate hunting season.

Even without the measure, people are allowed to collect deer killed by vehicles.

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