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Shelter Forced to Toss 1,600 Pounds of Venison

A shelter in Shreveport, Louisiana was forced to throw away nearly $8,000 of venison.

2/27/2013

The Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission in Louisiana was forced to throw away nearly $8,000that's 1,600 lbs.of venison. The Bellevue Meat Processing company donated the meat, which was packaged and sealed correctly, to the shelter that feeds needy people in the community and depends heavily on the donations.

The health department threw the meat in the dumpster and poured bleach on it, according to KTBS-TV, because it had been donated by a hunter. Donated meat from a hunter doesn't meet the state regulations for public distribution. According to CBS Houston, the department is now working with hunters for ways to donate extra game meat to homeless shelters. KTBS-TV reports that Foster's Farm has agreed to donate 1,400 pounds of chicken meat to the mission, and the Louisiana Cattleman's Association donated $750 to help make of for the loss.

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1 Response to Shelter Forced to Toss 1,600 Pounds of Venison

Jose Ornelas wrote:
March 05, 2013

Looks like the govmint strikes again. I understand the possible issues of private donations from hunters, but when its direct from a processor??