Originally posted on Phoebe's Detention Room:
Health Dept.: Homeless Can’t Eat Deer Meat
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.
Most likely it was meant to keep the homeless from raiding the dumpster for food since they now have none.
“Deer meat is not permitted to be served in a shelter, restaurant or any other public eating establishment in Louisiana,” said a Health…
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