Pregnant Artist Craves Roadkill

November 11, 2011

Mothers often commiserate about their bizarre pregnancy cravings, but chances are there aren't many women who can identify with artist Alison Brierley's craving: roadkill. The 42-year-old has traditionally used roadkill hide to make jewelry, but since becoming pregnant, she's taken to eating the animals she finds by the roadside.

"Usually I eat really healthily, but now that I'm pregnant I get strong cravings for roadkill," Brierley explained to Metro UK. "It's more gamey than other meat and I love the taste. I also don't have to feel guilty about eating it because I know it's had a completely free range and natural life."

Alison Brierley isn't ashamed of her roadkill diet: she is proud to tell friends about it and advocate for eating roadkill. "One of the big reasons for being public about this is that I want to raise awareness about where food actually comes from. Some people are so blase about picking their food off a supermarket shelf without giving a thought to how it lived or how it was killed."

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