VIDEO: Badger eating North Cornwall man Arthur Boyt stars on radio - in South Africa
A NORTH Cornwall man who said culled badgers should be given to the public to eat has starred on radio – in South Africa.
Arthur Boyt, from Camelford has spent his life dining on animals killed on local roads, including weasels, rats, hedgehogs, pheasants and squirrels.
Mr Boyt, 73, started his eccentric eating habits more than 50 years ago and still regularly scoops up the flattened animals and cooks them.
And his exploits have now been featured on Jacaranda FM, a South African radio station, who took an interest in his story.
When asked by the DJ why he eats road kill, Arthur replies with: “I say why not!
“Most animals that get killed by the road are in pristine condition; you can’t tell why they have been killed in the first place. They are as good as meat you will find in a butcher’s shop.
“I don’t go around scraping up bits of fir and bone from the road; I draw the line at that.”
The news comes as the government announced that more badgers may need to be killed.