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Sic Semper Tyrannis

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

It's official: there is now a website for everything.

PRESCOTT — Richard Sanders hadn’t given much thought to roadkill until a buddy came across a large bear on the roadside near Hudson.

The animal was bigger than any trophy bear the friends had bagged over the years, and they thought it deserved a better fate than rotting by the road.

“It is not their fault they were hit by a car or truck,” Sanders said. “They shouldn’t go unnoticed.”
Oh, cruel fate, what recognition is there for this animal?

Recognized big-game record books, such as those kept by the Pope & Young and Boone and Crockett clubs, won’t list roadkill animals because they weren’t taken by bullet or bow.
Deathism? Cause-of-deathism? Somebody get the ACLU on the phone and find out if there's any legislation on this.

Luckily, this particular bear was found by a couple of entrepreneurs:

To remedy that, Sanders created an alternative online: The Road Kill Record Book Club.

...The Road Kill Record Book Club Web site includes a gallery and registry for bears, cougars, elk and other animals killed by vehicles. It also offers memberships and merchandise.
You read right. The Road Kill Record Book.

Story says they've even got t-shirts, but if they do, I couldn't find them on the website.

UPDATE - Owen had this story about two hours before I did.