Homeless Shelter Forced to Destroy $8,000 Worth of Meat
A Louisiana homeless shelter was forced to destroy $8,000 of meat by the states Health Department because the meat came from a hunter organization. The Health Department received complaints, from the homeless being served that the shelter was using deer meat. A health inspector found this to be the case and made the shelter dump the meat in a dumpster and pour bleach on it.
The meat came from the Hunters for the Hungry, an organization that allows hunters to donate their extra game to charity. Although the meat was processed at a slaughterhouse, which is approved by the state to prepare and commercially distribute meat, it turns out that deer is not an approved meat source. Really, how long has man been eating deer, 10,000 years, 15,000 years? I would say as long has we have had the ability to kill them.
Rev. Henry Martin, who runs the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission, said the people who are hungry are losing out, the hunters who gave the meat in good faith are losing out and this has cost the shelter money as they now have to replace the 1,600lbs of venison.
A statement from the Health Department said, “They applaud the good intentions of the hunters, but they must protect the people who eat at the Mission and cannot allow a potentially serious health threat to endanger the public”.
Maybe those homeless that complained should remember “Beggars can’t be choosy”