Louisiana Health Department Forces Homeless Mission To Destroy $8,000 Worth Of Deer Meat

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Shreveport, LA – A homeless mission was ordered to destroy $8,000 worth of deer meat. There was reportedly nothing wrong with the meat, but state law forbids the serving of venison at homeless shelters. The Shreveport Bossier Rescue Mission was ordered to destroy 1,600 pounds of donated deer meat.

The deer meat was not even returned to the generous folks who wanted to help feed the homeless people in Louisiana. Health department officials ordered the Shreveport Bossier mission to put the deer meat in the garbage and pour bleach over the venison to prevent even hungry animals from having a free meal.

A statement the Louisiana Health Department submitted to Fox News reads:

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

Venison boasts far less fat the beef and is a favorite on menus in southern Ohio. Perhaps the deer meat destruction highlights how drastically eating habits vary from state to state. An annual crawdad festival is held in southern Louisiana. In Ohio, hardly anyone would consider plopping a fried crawdad in their mouth – perhaps on their fishing line, but never on their taste buds.

Hunters who donated the venison to the Shreveport Bossier Rescue Mission are extremely angry about the destruction of the deer meat, according to The Blaze. Hunters for the Hungry co-founder Richard Campbell had this to say about the incident:

“Hunters are going nuts over it. It’s created an outrage across our state and even over into Mississippi.”

Reverend Henry Martin sated that he had served deer meet at the homeless shelter for many years. The Louisiana Health Department ordered the venison destroyed after one of the homeless people at the shelter reportedly complained about being fed deer meat.

What do you think about the Louisiana homeless mission being ordered to destroy the donated deer meat?

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