Homeless Can’t Eat Deer Meat
The Louisiana Dept of Health and Hospitals ordered the
Shreveport Bossier Rescue Mission to destroy $8,000 of
donated deer meat. (1600 lbs.)
“Deer meat is not permitted to be served in a shelter, restaurant or any other public eating establishment in Louisiana,” said a Health Dept. official in an email to Fox News.
Health Dept.: Homeless Can’t Eat Deer Meat | FOX News & Commentary: Todd Starnes
the Health Dept would not let the Rescue mission to return the
deer meat to the processor. They took it out to the dumpsters
opened the packages and puured clorox bleach on the meat.
Martin the directer of the Rescue Mission the rescue mission serves 200,000 meals a year – without a single dime of assistance from the state or federal governments. As a result of the confiscation, he said as many as 3,200 meals were lost.
That's ludicrous. Hunters for the Hungry is considered a very valuable asset here in VA. They provide other game as well as deer.
Louisiana sounds extremely backwards in that respect. There's not a darned thing wrong with eating deer meat, especially since it's not costing the state government a dime.
Ughhhhh, stuff like this just ticks me off to no end.....
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I am very surprised that *Louisiana* would do this. Might as well not have gumbo and crawdad feeds....
Our Brilliant Government Officials at work again...... ughhhhhhh
What is the logic behind this ruling? That is flipping nuts. Lets waste good food while people starve.
I bet it comes down to a stupid interpretation of a law that was intended to keep poachers from selling wild game to restraunts.
That's crazy. We also have a program here like SR mentioned. DH got extra tags last year just for that. They have to go to a processor to be donated. We do our own so I don't mind paying to get a couple processed for the food bank. Our food pantry used to have some crazy rules, they wouldn't take any fresh veg/fruit from individuals for the longest time, they finally figured out that it was pretty stupid policy especially in a farming community.
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Because of where I work, I've learned that the US news tends to leave certain facts out sometimes just so that they can cause an uproar. I don't have time to do a ton of surfing but I have a feeling it has something to do with the outbreak of hemorrrhagic disease in white tails in that state:
Hemorrhagic Disease Outbreak in Louisiana White-tailed Deer - OutdoorHub.com
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