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Louisiana Forces Homeless Shelter To Destroy $8,000 Worth Of Deer Meat
CBS News ^ | 02-25-2013

Posted on 02/26/2013 8:56:38 AM PST by algernon_garnock

SHREVEPORT, La. (CBS Houston) — Louisiana’s 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 state’s Health Department doesn’t recognize Hunters for the Hungry, an organization that allows hunters to donate any extra game to charity.

“We didn’t 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 it’s costing us money, the people that are hungry aren’t going to get as quality of food, the hunter that’s given his meat in good faith is losing out.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: bullystate; deer; homeless; louisiana; meat
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1 posted on 02/26/2013 8:56:51 AM PST by algernon_garnock
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To: algernon_garnock

Wow.


2 posted on 02/26/2013 8:59:52 AM PST by petitfour
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To: algernon_garnock

Just, wow


3 posted on 02/26/2013 8:59:52 AM PST by mnehring
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To: All

Yeah...Don’t eat that nasty deer meat...it eats only what nature has ingrained into it to eat...

You have to eat that beef or chicken that comes from farms that feed the cattle or chickens growth hormones and many other chemical compounds to ensure a heavier and bigger product.


4 posted on 02/26/2013 9:02:30 AM PST by Boonie
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To: algernon_garnock

Some people (bureaucrats) eat too well....


5 posted on 02/26/2013 9:03:04 AM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: algernon_garnock
Paging Bobby Jindal--Time to do some governing...you got rats in your pantry.
6 posted on 02/26/2013 9:03:08 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: mnehring
The trouble began last month after the Department of Health and Hospitals received a complaint

Who complained? How many complaints? Publish their names. Let them show the courage of their convictions. If any exists.

7 posted on 02/26/2013 9:03:20 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Here once the embattled farmers stood... And fired the shot heard round the world.)
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To: algernon_garnock

Why would they want to eat deer meat anyway? Let them eat cake.


8 posted on 02/26/2013 9:06:08 AM PST by bolobaby
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To: algernon_garnock

Solution?

Givem guns and letem hunt on their own.
....aaaaand take gummit moron with them


9 posted on 02/26/2013 9:06:13 AM PST by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepisssssed)
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To: algernon_garnock

Idiots.

Venison and beef mixed together can make some delicious sausage. I absolutely loathe everything government.


10 posted on 02/26/2013 9:07:12 AM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: algernon_garnock

I’m from the Government, and I’m here to help................


11 posted on 02/26/2013 9:08:00 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: algernon_garnock

Do these health inspectors get donations from somebody in the beef business? Or are they covert gun grabbers who hate hunters? Or just dumb liberals with too much time on their hands?

Or all three?


12 posted on 02/26/2013 9:09:07 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: algernon_garnock

The government knows what’s best for you comrade. The evil hunters actually providing sustinence through their skill as hunters is a backward way of thinking comrade. Every good and compliant citizen knows that only the government approved food sources are correct for your consumption comrade.

(If I even think that I need a sarcasm tag for this, you’re either dead, or you are already too far gone! :).


13 posted on 02/26/2013 9:09:38 AM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: algernon_garnock
Siiigh.

I'd ask how these people can be so officiously clueless, but there is no answer. I begin to believe that the only way to heal the patient is to kill him first.

14 posted on 02/26/2013 9:10:37 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: algernon_garnock

How come to appeal to Bobby Jindal??....You bring in the TV cameras and embarrass the shyte out of the retard bureaucrat trying to throw deer meat in the garbage. I would love to see a photo of this idiot.

Hunters spent a lot of time and effort here and so did the slaughterhouse (prolly done for free) and a retard bureaucrat pisses on all these fine efforts


15 posted on 02/26/2013 9:12:47 AM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: algernon_garnock

Do these health inspectors get donations from somebody in the beef business? Or are they covert gun grabbers who hate hunters? Or just dumb liberals with too much time on their hands?

Or all three?


16 posted on 02/26/2013 9:13:30 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: algernon_garnock

Wow! What?? So their solution is let them go hungry?? That’s much better. That’s much more healthier.

Incredible.


17 posted on 02/26/2013 9:23:53 AM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: WKUHilltopper

Sounds like New York City.


18 posted on 02/26/2013 9:28:33 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: algernon_garnock
When the collapse comes, former government bureaucrats had better find a good place to hide.

A very good place.

19 posted on 02/26/2013 9:30:02 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: algernon_garnock

My wife and I hardly eat any beef at all. We mostly eat deer, antelope and elk which I hunted. Oklahoma Wildlife Department has a hunters against hunger program where hunters an donate their deer to the hungry if they want.


20 posted on 02/26/2013 9:30:15 AM PST by Okieshooter
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To: Cicero

Re post 16, I think you nailed it: it’s all three.


21 posted on 02/26/2013 9:31:30 AM PST by OldPossum
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To: algernon_garnock

Freedom is being bred out of people. There is hardly anyone left who understands the concept.


22 posted on 02/26/2013 9:31:45 AM PST by marron
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To: algernon_garnock

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’.


23 posted on 02/26/2013 9:36:58 AM PST by dainbramaged (Joe McCarthy was right.)
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To: algernon_garnock

God bless communism. /s


24 posted on 02/26/2013 9:37:09 AM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: algernon_garnock

I wonder what happens when the health inspector says “Destroy all this meat” and you reply “No”...?


25 posted on 02/26/2013 9:42:33 AM PST by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: algernon_garnock

They can donate it to me.

What’s with people these days? Morons.


26 posted on 02/26/2013 9:44:57 AM PST by bgill
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To: algernon_garnock

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.


27 posted on 02/26/2013 9:47:25 AM PST by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: algernon_garnock
The trouble began last month after the Department of Health and Hospitals received a complaint that deer meat was being served

It would be interesting to know who complained.

I guess charity isn't chaarity unless it's government approved chaity.

28 posted on 02/26/2013 9:55:42 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: algernon_garnock

Seems like a golden opportunity for civil disobedience was missed. I've heard of some pretty creative "foods" consumed by those hungry enough to eat them. Venison is a real treat. Those who would deny hungry people venison because of politics are disgusting human beings and completely unworthy of the leadership positions they possess.


29 posted on 02/26/2013 9:58:28 AM PST by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: algernon_garnock

When are people finally going to just say “no”?


30 posted on 02/26/2013 9:58:50 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: algernon_garnock

Incredible.

What a waste of perfectly good meat.


31 posted on 02/26/2013 10:01:31 AM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Causing trouble since 1976)
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To: Oberon

Exactly. "No" would have been the appropriate response. Time we encouraged a little spine growth.


32 posted on 02/26/2013 10:02:15 AM PST by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: algernon_garnock

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.


33 posted on 02/26/2013 10:10:21 AM PST by rdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: rdon

How dare someone kills the Kings deer and feeds it to the proles.


34 posted on 02/26/2013 10:21:14 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Got a problem? Nothing a drone strike can't fix.)
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To: dennisw

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


35 posted on 02/26/2013 10:35:03 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: tbpiper
It would be interesting to know who complained.

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?

36 posted on 02/26/2013 11:01:11 AM PST by RobertClark ("May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't" - George S. Patton)
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To: algernon_garnock

The shocking thing about this abject stupidity is that it does not in any way surprise me.


37 posted on 02/26/2013 11:12:31 AM PST by Pollster1
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To: algernon_garnock

Wow... that could have fed hungry people for months!

Bureaucrats are insane!


38 posted on 02/26/2013 11:16:58 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: algernon_garnock
i say bunko - have you priced retail venison? - its $25/# at wegmans here in rochester ny

1600# @ $25/# = $40grand...

I know I know $25/# i saw it with my own eyes...

At $25/# I have $3750 worth in the freezer

39 posted on 02/26/2013 11:24:25 AM PST by Revelation 911 (hump scratching n'er do well.....all strung out on chicken wings and venison jerky)
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To: RobertClark
Think you're right about that or it was a PETA type sticking his nose where it didn't belong.

Jindal needs to address this stupidity.

40 posted on 02/26/2013 11:33:04 AM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: algernon_garnock

Sounds like a mutation of “Bloombergitis” has spread from NY (he banned donations of food to homeless shelters).


41 posted on 02/26/2013 12:21:09 PM PST by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

What was the complaint? If someone had gotten ill it would have been mentioned. It was probably that it was either too tough or that they couldn’t eat Bambi. I haven’t been able to go deer hunting for the past five years and we miss the venison. I process my own deer and make ground deer as well as sausage, jerky and steaks. I hope to go Turkey hunting this Spring and start deer hunting again next year.


42 posted on 02/26/2013 2:03:27 PM PST by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: duffee
that deer meat was being served at the homeless shelter.

That's it. I guess it doesn't take much to wake the Gubmint beast these days.

43 posted on 02/26/2013 2:38:11 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Here once the embattled farmers stood... And fired the shot heard round the world.)
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To: algernon_garnock

“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.”

I can see that. Anybody could drag roadkill to the slaughterhouse. Would you feed your family meat that no one other than an unknownn “hunter” brought in to be processed? If they can come up with a way to get wild game to meet USDA standrads then it might be different.


44 posted on 02/26/2013 2:40:47 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: algernon_garnock

Anyone heard from Clorox?
How do they feel about their product being used to kill dead meat and stealing food from the famished?


45 posted on 02/26/2013 3:57:23 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN
"What a waste of perfectly good meat."

So true.

Why couldn't they confiscate the meat and give it animal shelters or Alpo?

46 posted on 02/26/2013 4:01:21 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: The Cajun; Cicero; goldstategop; piroque; Casie; Artie; LSUfan; Errant; TangoLimaSierra; ...
Think you're right about that or it was a PETA type sticking his nose where it didn't belong.

Jindal needs to address this stupidity.

This may not be as mindless as it appears. A number of states in the north have deer with what's called chronic wasting disease. It's a spongiform encephalopathy like mad cow disease. So I googled chronic wasting disease louisiana. Voila!

State deer herd hit with hemorrhagic disease - Southcentral, Southeast Louisiana hit particularly hard, LDWF veterinarian says.

47 posted on 02/26/2013 4:22:01 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem

Enjoyed reading that link while I downed my venison sausage. Kraft has a new honey mustard w/ chipotle dressing that is just about the perfect dip or glaze for deer meat...


48 posted on 02/26/2013 4:41:49 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: algernon_garnock; Eric Blair 2084; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; ...

Never let it be said that governments actually care about all the people that they always whine about.

Nanny State PING!


49 posted on 02/26/2013 7:51:03 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: algernon_garnock; Eric Blair 2084; SheLion; Gabz; Hank Kerchief; 383rr; libertarian27; ...

Never let it be said that governments actually care about all the people that they always whine about.

Nanny State PING!


50 posted on 02/26/2013 7:51:48 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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