A candidate for the Texas House says Texans should be allowed to collect and consume roadkill.

Tink Nathan, 72, says on his website that he would "revamp the Texas wildlife code to allow people to use road kill [sic] deer for human use."

It is currently a misdemeanor offense for Texans to collect and eat roadkill. Texas Parks and Wildlife officials say that it's discouraged for health and safety reasons.

Nathan is running for office in Texas House District 53, which includes 12 counties northwest of San Antonio. He is facing off against four other Republican candidates in the March 4 primary, including Karen Harris, Rob Henneke, Wayne Ramsay and Andrew Murr. There are no Democratic candidates in the race.

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