The Feed: A Taste For Roadkill
Thursday, 7.30pm, SBS2 Don’t watch this while you’re eating dinner. Len Zell, 63, an ecologist turned grey nomad, does his best to persuade us that animals killed on the road should not go to waste. ‘‘ Some people are totally revolted by the idea, others say: ‘ That’s Len being his normal insane self,’ ’’ he says as he guts a bird, wraps it in foil and tucks it under his ute’s bonnet. The heat of the engine will kill any vermin. First he finds a dead wombat, ‘‘ a nice male, fresh, still flexible, at the right stage for eating’’, then he signs off with a hot meal of ‘‘ roadside rabbit: cheap, organic and fresh’’. Maybe he’s got a point, but I’ll stick with pasta.