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Let Them Eat Cake? Government Destroys 1,600 Pounds of Deer Meat for Homeless Just Because
godfatherpolitics.com ^ | 26 February, 2013 | Tad Cronn

Posted on 02/27/2013 6:24:50 PM PST by marktwain

Hunters and homeless people in Louisiana are righteously outraged after state health officials forced a homeless shelter to throw out nearly a ton of perfectly good venison.

The meat that had been donated to the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission could have fed more than 3,000 people. Instead, it was tossed in trash bins by officials from the Department of Health and Hospitals who say that state law prohibits the serving of venison in homeless shelters.

Not only did the officials toss the meat, they doused it with Clorox to make sure it couldn’t be eaten by animals or, presumably, people.

“Deer meat is not permitted to be served in a shelter, restaurant or any other public eating establishment in Louisiana,” an official told Fox News in an email. “While we applaud the good intentions of the hunters who donated this meat, we must protect the people who eat at the Rescue Mission, and we cannot allow a potentially serious health threat to endanger the public.”

Richard Campbell, co-founder of Hunters for the Hungry, a charitable group that donates wild game to shelters, said hunters across the state and in Mississippi are outraged about the statement and the waste.

The state’s health Gestapo got involved after someone at the shelter complained about being fed deer meat, a staple in many countries across the globe and considered by most people to be a treat or a delicacy.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: banglist; la; regulation; venison
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Nanny stateism run amok.
1 posted on 02/27/2013 6:24:58 PM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

I am not for vandalism, but I think these officials deserve to get their houses egged and maybe raw bit of hamburger meat smeared all over their cars....

This is INSANITY!!!!


2 posted on 02/27/2013 6:32:16 PM PST by GraceG
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To: marktwain

“Not only did the officials toss the meat, they doused it with Clorox to make sure it couldn’t be eaten by animals or, presumably, people.”

I’m not sure that Clorox would necessarily hurt the meat...


3 posted on 02/27/2013 6:34:05 PM PST by babygene ( .)
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To: marktwain

The Great Satan hates charity. Everyone must rely on government, or else..


4 posted on 02/27/2013 6:34:26 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: marktwain

The liberal agenda of insanity !


5 posted on 02/27/2013 6:34:31 PM PST by Route395
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To: marktwain; All

Let me remind y’all, this is Piyush Jindals’ administration. All you guv’na Bobby luvers remember this.


6 posted on 02/27/2013 6:35:00 PM PST by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: marktwain

“someone at the shelter complained about being fed deer meat”

I don’t mean to sound insensitive here, but if you’re in genuine need and relying on the charity of others (and this is a privately funded shelter), it seems to me you should accept what is served and be grateful to have food in your belly and a roof over your head.


7 posted on 02/27/2013 6:36:25 PM PST by DemforBush (When life gives you lemons, hoard them and make a killing in citrus futures!)
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As to amend, Piyush “Bobby” Jindal headed up the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals under Gov. Mike Foster. Go figure.


8 posted on 02/27/2013 6:39:24 PM PST by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: marktwain
good enough for me to eat, but not those on welfare... feh

i remember in the 60's the local game cop would take road kill deer, still warm from just being hit or that he just shot after being hit, to local poor families and they were damn glad that he did

today, he'd lose his job...

9 posted on 02/27/2013 6:39:32 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SgtBob; All

As to amend, Piyush “Bobby” Jindal headed up the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals under Gov. Mike Foster. Go figure.


10 posted on 02/27/2013 6:39:32 PM PST by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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11 posted on 02/27/2013 6:39:45 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: marktwain
The state’s health Gestapo got involved after someone at the shelter complained about being fed deer meat.

I wonder who that idiot was? Some of the best meat in the world, is not good enough for the homeless. What a country.

12 posted on 02/27/2013 6:40:45 PM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: Mark17

Some liberal weenie who still carries the scars from the emotional trauma of watching “Bambi” when he was a child.


13 posted on 02/27/2013 6:46:01 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Chode

Chode, how dare you get in between my double post.....Aaaww hell, I fergive ya!


14 posted on 02/27/2013 6:52:05 PM PST by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: marktwain

I wouldn’t call deer meat a delicacy, but it will stop the hunger pains.

this was another insane action brought on by too many idiots in a bureaucracy


15 posted on 02/27/2013 6:53:29 PM PST by Venturer
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To: marktwain

Many of the game laws in the US prohibiting selling meat from game animals or serving them to the public come from the early 20th century when populations of many game species were seriously depleted. They have little to do with health. There are now more deer in the US than there were when Christopher Columbus discovered America. The laws should be revised to reflect current conditions.


16 posted on 02/27/2013 6:54:10 PM PST by Paleo Conservative (Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not really out to get you.)
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To: Chode

In our county, you get on a list for road kill deer. You need to go immediately to the scene and get it. That is if the driver or his family or friends don’t want it. And the homeless seem to be well fed and fat in America.


17 posted on 02/27/2013 6:54:43 PM PST by healy61
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To: marktwain
"..someone at the shelter complained about being fed deer meat"

Unbelievable

18 posted on 02/27/2013 6:54:43 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: marktwain

In Virginia, we have Hunters for the Hungry. And you can donate part, or all of a deer. If you take any of the meat, you pay the butcher fee. If you donate the whole animal, you do not pay.


19 posted on 02/27/2013 6:56:13 PM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: marktwain

And this Chateau le Blanc ‘ 68 is supposed to be served slightly chilled! This is room temperature!


20 posted on 02/27/2013 6:57:35 PM PST by posterchild (Remember that thou art dust and to dust thou shalt return.)
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To: marktwain

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2991670/posts ~ much better thread from this morning with further references of use to anyone really concerned.


21 posted on 02/27/2013 6:59:58 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: marktwain

Reminds me of the Department of Candles in some Ayn Rand novel, I’ve forgotten which one.


22 posted on 02/27/2013 7:00:46 PM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Venturer

probably not ~ check: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2991670/posts


23 posted on 02/27/2013 7:01:44 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: marktwain

I read that there is a hemoragic virus going through the deer herds and that could be the reason they are preventing the consumption of that deer meat.

I’ll tell you one thing.I sure as hell would not want to get that type of virus.You’ll bleed from every orifice of your body.


24 posted on 02/27/2013 7:04:02 PM PST by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Venturer

I’ll grill you some backstrap with sea salt, cracked pepper, wrapped with Wright Bacon, brushed with EVOO. Filet Mignon will pop into your mind as soon as it hits yer tongue. Ribs, and butt are great. The rest is processed into sausage, heavy on the sage. Yum-yum!


25 posted on 02/27/2013 7:11:03 PM PST by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: marktwain

It is a violation of the law to waste game. If a private citizen did this they would be in a world of hurt!


26 posted on 02/27/2013 7:12:00 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (THE SOUND OF MUSIC at the POTEET THEATRE in OKC! See our murals before they are painted over!)
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To: SgtBob
there i go thinking of myself again... 8^)
27 posted on 02/27/2013 7:13:51 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: healy61
sounds like a good plan... it should NEVER goto waste
28 posted on 02/27/2013 7:15:04 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: SgtBob

the absolute best Summer Sausage and Jerky that I’ve ever had was venison.

Some guys really have it mastered.


29 posted on 02/27/2013 7:24:27 PM PST by digger48
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To: SgtBob
Some liberal weenie who still carries the scars from the emotional trauma of watching “Bambi” when he was a child.

LOL, I have no doubt that is true. I would be willing to bet, however, this same slime bag eats fish, chicken, beef and maybe pork, if he isn't a Muzzie. Again, what a country.

30 posted on 02/27/2013 7:28:56 PM PST by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: marktwain

Feed em horsemeat instead. Buy em Whoppers from Burger King.


31 posted on 02/27/2013 7:33:26 PM PST by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: marktwain

Its time to say ‘no’.


32 posted on 02/27/2013 7:34:08 PM PST by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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To: marktwain

This is nuts.


33 posted on 02/27/2013 7:37:57 PM PST by Gator113 ( REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS and leave my guns alone!!)
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To: marktwain
The state’s health Gestapo got involved after someone at the shelter complained about being fed deer meat...

Shelter meals are free right? I would've politely suggested the person enjoy the free meal or feel free to fast for the day. The gall of some people...

34 posted on 02/27/2013 7:41:52 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: puppypusher
I read that there is a hemoragic virus going through the deer herds and that could be the reason they are preventing the consumption of that deer meat.

I’ll tell you one thing.I sure as hell would not want to get that type of virus.You’ll bleed from every orifice of your body.

According to the Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources, this virus is unlikely to infect humans. That doesn't mean it couldn't mutate. Since deer are prone to a number of diseases, it's always a good idea to cook the meat thoroughly. Deer are also prone to a wasting disease similar to mad cow. While there is no evidence about its transmissibility to humans, it is probably a good idea to avoid eating nervous tissue, found in the brain and bone marrow. Mad cow type diseases remain infectious even after cooking.

35 posted on 02/27/2013 7:53:07 PM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Chode

When I was a kid here in my rural Northern California county
fresh roadkill deer helped to feed the jail inmates. We have
come a long way.........all downhill.


36 posted on 02/27/2013 7:55:54 PM PST by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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Deer and most all wild game only eat what nature intended for them to eat....

Cattle, chickens, and hogs are force fed growth hormones and chemical compounds to ensure a heavier and larger product...

Which sounds “healthier” to you????????


37 posted on 02/27/2013 7:57:12 PM PST by JW1949
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Amen brother, amen...
38 posted on 02/27/2013 8:06:14 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: marktwain
...it was tossed in trash bins by officials from the Department of Health and Hospitals who say that state law prohibits the serving of venison in homeless shelters. Not only did the officials toss the meat, they doused it with Clorox to make sure it couldn’t be eaten...

Sometimes it feels like liberals are evil...

39 posted on 02/27/2013 8:09:57 PM PST by GOPJ (To be free is to own one's risk - Jonathan Levy)
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To: marktwain
Then they better get their butts down to Magazine Street in New Orleans, there is a new burger place advertising...you guessed it, VENISON Burgers.
40 posted on 02/27/2013 8:15:59 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: digger48

My brother-in-law kicks butt butchering, father-in-law drying, me killing...yup, life without government will be good.

If you know someone with a good summer sausage recipe, forward it to me.

Cheers!


41 posted on 02/27/2013 8:27:25 PM PST by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: marktwain

I think there is a bigger picture aspect being missed here. One great argument when challenged by animal rights and anti gun liberals about the “need to kill animals” has been that hunters feed the needy. Liberals couldn’t overcome that argument until now. Enter the state which prevents hunters from supporting charities with their sport. One less item in the pro hunter/ 2A column.


42 posted on 02/27/2013 8:50:51 PM PST by amadeus
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To: marktwain

I think there is a bigger picture aspect being missed here. One great argument when challenged by animal rights and anti gun liberals about the “need to kill animals” has been that hunters feed the needy. Liberals couldn’t overcome that argument until now. Enter the state which prevents hunters from supporting charities with their sport. One less item in the pro hunter/ 2A column.


43 posted on 02/27/2013 8:51:05 PM PST by amadeus
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To: marktwain

Find the rat and identify him/her. Then let the folks deal with that freak.


44 posted on 02/27/2013 9:09:27 PM PST by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: babygene
I’m not sure that Clorox would necessarily hurt the meat...

Bleach is poison. Only a few drops can kill.

45 posted on 02/27/2013 9:21:26 PM PST by redheadtoo
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To: marktwain

Probably used his/her Obamaphone to call in, I guess the arteries in my bleeding heart is starting to harden up some
Nowadays, I only give to children charitys as most of the adults on welfare around here have more stuff than I can aford


46 posted on 02/27/2013 10:11:20 PM PST by munin
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To: marktwain

That’s gross and disgusting.

That’s like tossing 15 or more deer on the side of the road after you shoot them.

It’s wrong and ought to be a sin.

One should never take a life except for defense or food.

If a life is taken for food, the animal ought to be given the highest respect and prayer given, as thanks to God.

I won’t even kill a bee. They are dangerous to me but, they aren’t presently dangerous, just lost.

They have one life to give in defense of the hive and their queen.

When I find them in my home I set them free.

I act with calm, picking them up in my hand and simply release them outside where they can find their way home.


47 posted on 02/27/2013 10:35:41 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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“someone at the shelter complained about being fed deer meat”

Really, dude, really? You are and homeless and have no food. So at the risk of sounding heartless..get your happy ass back out on the streets and dumpster dive for your future meals.

And then the authorities give this insanity credence?

Myself, I love venison and find it to be a delicacy in my life.


48 posted on 02/27/2013 10:53:38 PM PST by berdie
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To: redheadtoo

“Bleach is poison.”

Everything is poison in the right concentration. Let ne ask you... Why is it used to purify drinking water sometimes?


49 posted on 02/28/2013 2:29:11 AM PST by babygene ( .)
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To: babygene

In the case of javelina meat, Clorox would improve the flavor considerably.


50 posted on 02/28/2013 4:11:12 AM PST by HartleyMBaldwin
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