The Feed: A Taste For Road­kill

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

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.

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