Someone said that venison threatens the portrait of hunters as radical and dangerous people who do not care about the less fortunate, as much as government. Not to mention the compliance issues with agencies such as the FDA.
Deer processing plants don’t generally have Federal inspectors on the premises and the meat is usually packaged “not for sale” and is intended for personal consumption.
It does not matter that people are starving.
By Todd Starnes
Feb 25, 2013
Hunters across Louisiana are outraged after state health officials ordered a rescue mission to destroy $8,000 worth of deer meat because venison is not allowed to be served in homeless shelters.
The Dept. of Health and Hospitals ordered the staff at the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission to throw 1,600 pounds of donated venison in garbage bins – and then ordered then to douse the meat with Clorox – so other animals would not eat the meat.
“Deer meat is not permitted to be served in a shelter, restaurant or any other public eating establishment in Louisiana,” said a Health Dept. official in an email to Fox News. “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.”