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New ‘roadkill’ bill in the Utah State Legislature

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Posted at 11:30 AM, Feb 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-04 13:47:06-05

SALT LAKE CITY — A new bill in the Utah State Legislature would allow you to kill an animal that you hit with your car, to end its suffering.

Rep. David Lifferth (R-Eagle Mountain) unveiled House Bill 284 on Thursday. The bill states that if an animal is seriously injured by a motor vehicle, a person can kill it and not face a charge “if the person has the means, skill, and intent to destroy the animal humanely.”

The bill was introduced in the Utah State Legislature.