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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 12:12 AM

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

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.

http://houston.cbslocal.com/2013/02/25/louisiana-forces-homeless-shelter-to-destroy-8000-worth-of-deer-meat/

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Reply Louisiana Forces Homeless Shelter To Destroy $8,000 Worth Of Deer Meat (Original post)
The Straight Story Feb 2013 OP
Jenoch Feb 2013 #1
pipoman Feb 2013 #2
Journeyman Feb 2013 #3
enough Feb 2013 #5
lonestarnot Feb 2013 #4
Puzzledtraveller Feb 2013 #6
lonestarnot Feb 2013 #7
HappyMe Feb 2013 #8
bhikkhu Feb 2013 #9

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 12:25 AM

1. It seems rather draconian to force the

desctuction of the venison. I wonder who complained?

In Minnesota, the DNR has a program where hunters are able to donate deer to food shelves by bringing the whole deer to approved, state inspected meat processors.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 12:40 AM

2. Hunters for the hungry

is a great program...regulation impeding progress again..

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 01:23 AM

3. Best way to destroy it would be slow roasted over an open flame. . .

the residents of the shelter could then volunteer to help transform it into fertilizer.

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:49 AM

5. Wonderful idea, best meat in the world. (nt)

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 01:25 AM

4. So what's the beef with deers?

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:52 AM

6. it's not horse

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Response to Puzzledtraveller (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:21 AM

7. It ain't pig either.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:28 AM

8. What jackasses.

When I lived in WI, a lot of people I know participated in the Hunters for the Hungry program. Those guys provided a lot of meat that people otherwise would not have.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 10:49 AM

9. Lack of health controls over the slaughter and processing

...I live in deer country and talk to hunters every day. I'm not sure if its a majority, but plenty of them won't eat deer or elk meat if they didn't see it killed and processed themselves. Take too long between the kill and gutting it out, it will make you sick. Kill it with a gut shot and you're definitely taking your chances. Gut it out sloppy, or butcher it carelessly and you might get sick. Take too long to get it butchered...and so forth. There's plenty of ways to ruin good meat and plenty of ways to wind up sick or dead from eating bad meat.

At least in this corner of deer-country, I know a lot of guys who'd agree with the Louisiana Health Department - if you don't have any way of knowing, its not worth the risk. I think some of the objections come from people who only get their meat in sealed packages from the grocery store, and don't realize all the care and oversight that goes into making sure its safe to eat.

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