Skip to comments.Louisiana Forces Homeless Shelter To Destroy $8,000 Worth Of Deer Meat
Posted on 02/26/2013 8:56:38 AM PST by algernon_garnock
SHREVEPORT, La. (CBS Houston) Louisianas State Health Department forced a homeless shelter to destroy $8,000 worth of deer meat because it was donated from a hunter organization.
KTBS-TV reports that the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission lost 1,600 pounds of venison because the states Health Department doesnt recognize Hunters for the Hungry, an organization that allows hunters to donate any extra game to charity.
We didnt find anything wrong with it, Rev. Henry Martin told KTBS. It was processed correctly, it was packaged correctly.
The trouble began last month after the Department of Health and Hospitals received a complaint that deer meat was being served at the homeless shelter. A health inspector went out and told the homeless shelter that deer meat was not allowed to be served and that is had to be destroyed.
Although the meat was processed at a slaughterhouse (Bellevue) that is permitted by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture to prepare and commercially distribute meat obtained from approved farms, deer are not an approved meat source to be distributed commercially, the department said on its Facebook page. And because hunters brought the deer to the slaughterhouse, there is no way to verify how the deer were killed, prepared or stored.
Martin says that bleach had to be poured onto the meat in order to destroy it.
They threw it in the dumpster and poured Clorox on it, Martin told KTBS. Not only are we losing out and its costing us money, the people that are hungry arent going to get as quality of food, the hunter thats given his meat in good faith is losing out.
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Re post 16, I think you nailed it: it’s all three.
Freedom is being bred out of people. There is hardly anyone left who understands the concept.
They should look to Alaska, which allows proxy hunting - meaning if you are elderly or disabled, a young person can hunt and fill your tags for you. I know this was for a homeless shelter, just sayin’.
God bless communism. /s
I wonder what happens when the health inspector says “Destroy all this meat” and you reply “No”...?
They can donate it to me.
What’s with people these days? Morons.
How times change.
When I worked in Colorado in the late ‘50s, the state would buy you a license and waive the limit if you donated the carcass to the local school.
It would be interesting to know who complained.
I guess charity isn't chaarity unless it's government approved chaity.
When are people finally going to just say “no”?
What a waste of perfectly good meat.
I would venture to compare the ‘way the venison was slaughtered’ with any licensed slaughter house. Just let the ‘huggies’ take a look at the pictures and see if they change their mind. Deal is, the libtards don’t want anyone eating any kind of meat procured in any fashion, and especially, the lowly hunter should never get any cudos for donating meat to a worthy and needy cause.
How dare someone kills the Kings deer and feeds it to the proles.
Last time I checked...Bobby Jindal is governor of LA....and it would be wise for him to step up on this.
Jindal steps up....and he looks good among a lot of voters. Letting this pass looks like he is part of the big government problem
My guess would be that it was some young vegetarian "feel-good" liberal that was "solving society's problems" by showing up at the homeless shelter for an hour a month to "chip in a hand". They, likely, found the though of eating venison to be repulsive and therefore, it is better to save the homeless from the need to reduce themselves to eating venison?!?!?!?!?!?!? Freakin' liberal hipster idiots - can we just kill them already?
The shocking thing about this abject stupidity is that it does not in any way surprise me.
Wow... that could have fed hungry people for months!
Bureaucrats are insane!
1600# @ $25/# = $40grand...
I know I know $25/# i saw it with my own eyes...
At $25/# I have $3750 worth in the freezer
Jindal needs to address this stupidity.