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Louisiana Forces Homeless Shelter To Destroy $8,000 Worth Of Deer Meat

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tulianr, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. tulianr

    tulianr Don Quixote de la Monkey

    February 25, 2013 9:09 AM

    Louisiana Forces Homeless Shelter To Destroy $8,000 Worth Of Deer Meat « CBS Houston

    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.”

    “While we applaud the good intentions of the hunters who donated this meat, we must protect the people who eat at Rescue Mission, and we cannot allow a potentially serious health threat to endanger the public,” the Health Department stated.

    The department says it is now working with hunters in ways to donate extra game to homeless shelters.
  2. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King Site Supporter

    Of course...private donations interfere with furthering dependence on Gov Inc.
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  3. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder Site Supporter+

    Five bucks says some bambi hugger set this whole thing in motion. Pretty sure it wasn't the homeless people complaining.
  4. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Maybe it was a Welfare Mommie complaining that is also a Green Leafer, so stupid to waste a product butchered and packed and of a great source of protein.
  5. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder Site Supporter+

    There was a lot of stupidity involved here. I like how they go on to say that the department will work with hunters to help get meat distributed to the needy... with help like that...
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  6. DarkLight

    DarkLight I self identify as a Blackhawk Attack Helicopter! Site Supporter

    The only reason people who make laws like this are allowed to stay in place is rule of law. And the fact that the food, not just meat but FOOD was not permitted to be returned to either the packer or the individual that donated it is unacceptable. I'm not one for frivolous lawsuits and...in retrospect of the last sentence I don't think there should be one because ultimately "we the people" would foot the bill for it but the people who put their foot down and said "No, you can't feed it to them," should be fired/turned out of office, for cause so they don't get severance or unemployment. Let them stand in the bread line and eat at the soup kitchen...oh wait, they are 3200 meals short!
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  7. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

  8. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama Monkey++

    This nonsense wont last much longer. I read somewhere that during the depression a dear could be found in alabama or georgia.
  9. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    As a lifetime hunter, i am disgusted, and appalled.:(
  10. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama Monkey++

    Me too, but Im not suprised.
  11. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    We went through that crap here, when they needed to thin the deer herd in a major metro park. Because the homeless shelters were not allowed to accept it (it was not USDA approved meat) the reworked the law to allow a processor to pass a class to get certified, that his methods were clean and matched butcher requirements. then hunters could drop off deer to be processed for the homeless, but at hunter cost. The hunters refused. So the law was reworked again. Now any hunter can drop off deer for the shelters at any certified processor, and which ever organization wants it, pays the processing fee. There are now several "hunters against hunger" type programs. Here, there even hunters on road kill lists with the local sheriff or highway patrol, to claim and butcher deer hit by cars for the undamaged meat, so as not to go to waste. Deer can not be bought or sold (just given away) and this kind of waste is both insulting, and infuriating.
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  12. Pax Mentis

    Pax Mentis Philosopher King Site Supporter

    I have to say this part bothers me almost as much as the destruction. Heaven forbid individual citizens should provide assistance to their neighbors...we must have the government act as "middleman" so that they maintain control by controlling the food.
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  13. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Oh, in most places, you can give venison to anyone you wish, except the unwashed masses. if it has any Government connection then for liability reasons, it must be held to a higher standard. But if I choose to, I could give my hard earned deer meat to any neighbor who needed it, no questions asked. (And I do hand out venison to some) There was a short time when that was not so, but it has been sorted out.
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  14. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
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  15. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja Jedi Bipolar WINNING M.L.F.

    This really pisses me off.
  16. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    This is a great of example of what Sowell is speaking of here:

    Shepherds and Sheep — The Patriot Post
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  17. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++


    I'm pretty sure pork is on the approved list...

    Oh wait a minute ?
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  18. NWPilgrim

    NWPilgrim Monkey++

    Looks like the govt got jealous of somebody doing a good deed without their meddling. The homeless must not be that hungry.
  19. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Nah, what they didn't like was that it wasn't hormone laced, pink slimed factory mystery meat. None of their friends made a profit off of it.

    You think the officials really care about the hungry? Not a chance, unless they are running for election. Then it's only for show.
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