Let Them Eat Cake? Government Destroys 1,600 Pounds of Deer Meat for Homeless Just Because

Hunters and homeless people in Louisiana are righteously outraged after state health officials forced a homeless shelter to throw out nearly a ton of perfectly good venison.

The meat that had been donated to the Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission could have fed more than 3,000 people. Instead, it was tossed in trash bins by officials from the Department of Health and Hospitals who say that state law prohibits the serving of venison in homeless shelters.

Not only did the officials toss the meat, they doused it with Clorox to make sure it couldn't be eaten by animals or, presumably, people.

"Deer meat is not permitted to be served in a shelter, restaurant or any other public eating establishment in Louisiana," an official told Fox News in an email. "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."

Richard Campbell, co-founder of Hunters for the Hungry, a charitable group that donates wild game to shelters, said hunters across the state and in Mississippi are outraged about the statement and the waste.

The state's health Gestapo got involved after someone at the shelter complained about being fed deer meat, a staple in many countries across the globe and considered by most people to be a treat or a delicacy.

I don't know what's wrong with Louisiana, but in California, turning down venison would be like turning down a lobster tail with drawn butter -- it's something that sane people who aren't vegetarians just wouldn't do.

The director of the mission said they've been serving venison for years. The shelter, by the way, doesn't take any government money. It's completely self-sufficient thanks to its donors.

"This was really good meat," said the Rev. Henry Martin. "It’s high in protein and low in cholesterol. It’s very healthy. ... You would think we would have due process. But they meant to destroy the meat – that’s for sure."

Louisiana hunters participating in the state's deer management programs are allowed to keep as much meat as they can handle. Martin's mission asks hunters to donate the rest. The donated meat is processed at a local meat plant.

State Rep. Jeff Thompson called the destruction of the meat "insulting," and he's right.

Only a truly callous bureaucracy could dare pretend to care about the homeless then turn around and destroy food intended for the needy, for no real reason other than "because" that's what the rules say.

I'm sure you recognize the excuse -- used to justify evil deeds, from the treatment of slaves to the rounding up of Native Americans to the Holocaust. You hear it from bureaucrats at all levels, from bus drivers to presidents. It's an expression of contempt for the rights and needs of the common man.

In the case of the meat destruction, it's also an illegal taking of property for which the mission needs to be compensated.

An apology is the least that the state should be doling out for this Kafkaesque assault on the homeless and on common sense.


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  • ed357

    Nucking futs........

  • DontTreadOnMe11

    'The state’s health Gestapo got involved after someone at the shelter complained about being fed deer meat"

    Here you have a homeless person (taker) complaining about deer meat. This person should be grateful for the free meal, but no, they are so used to getting what they want that they do not understand gratefulness. Maybe the fishermen should donate only lobster and shrimp, and maybe some Kobe steaks for these ingrates.

    • http://www.facebook.com/bob.macfarlane.75 Bob Macfarlane

      Back off jack. This is just another politically correct more by one that harms everyone else.

      • http://www.facebook.com/sandi.meenan Sandi Meenan

        he needs his ass kicked and then kicked again-- the hell out of the shelter. give me his name and let me kick his butt !

    • Kathy Dopke

      Deer meat is the most healthy meat there is. Less fat and much easier to digest! WHAT FOOLS

      • MarxistTwilightZone

        These commies are not Fools, they know exactly what they are doing. Only the useful idiots do not see what is going on or they like Communism. God help us all.

        • Spectre7075

          You are so right!!!

        • quiet4toolong

          Only way to drive everyone onto the plantation.

        • GramE

          Couldn't all the fools (including Commies) go start their own country and let us keep ours.

        • CharlaS

          NEVER!
          Their MO is to take all the beautiful and wonderful things We The People have and defile, debase and destroy them.

        • jlbs

          Right! How can they get what we have, without working for it, if they leave?

        • Nathan51

          They did, it was called the Soviet Union, North Korea and a long list of other failed East Block countries. How did that work for them? Never mind that it failed, their excuse has always been that they just didn't have enough money that time to make it work.

        • CharlaS

          The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.-----Margaret Thatcher

          The US kept the Union of Soviet Socialists USSR afloat for 50 years because after the communists took over. Farm production that had fed almost all of Europepreviously tanked under the socialists. But the UN wants the world to be socialist because suppressed people consume fewer of the world's resources. As you said, Never mind that it failed!" How many people will they kill next time around to try to force it down people's throats?

        • Krazeehors

          They are doing this to reinforce their contention that we need the government to wipe our collective asssssses.

      • 820 REDHORSE

        So true!!! We donate catfish filets , deer meat, white perch,dove & quail to one here in our town and never had any problem, and the folks are damn glad to get it!! We also donate produce from our farm , as do other farmers & hunters and the folks get a good meal and are grateful for it! With so many people jobless and just tryin to do the best they can in a bad time , it seems to me that the gubbamintz would be happy these folks are eating good, oops I forgot to tell you all that group that feeds these people do have a sign at the door that states on gov't " IF You are on gov't assistance, please wait in the back of the line, until others are served" which I'm sure would be frowned upon by the gestapo, but I think its only right to do so. The gimmes are already livin better than folks who are trying to scrape by on their on.

        • http://www.facebook.com/carol.eskin Carol Grosvenor Eskin

          OMG...where will this end?

        • 820 REDHORSE

          I don't know,but I believe this madness will bring on more madness, then we'll get the call to action, which consist of "WE THE PEOPLE" purging OUR nation of the idiots in washington d.c., I await the 2nd shot heard round the world. God bless us all

        • pateboo

          The end of the world won't be by God's doing, but by OUR'S.

        • http://www.facebook.com/von.fileccia Von Fileccia

          Bless you. Do you think you could donate some catfish to this Granny. Its my #1 favorite & here in the North you just don't eat catfish, only if you catch the catfish & that would be a rarity. Went to a fish farm & caught me 1 (one) catfish.....cost me $24.00+tax. Something I could never do again. Living on BOZO's "charity" (he claims) it dosen't stretch that far.

      • shayeberry

        No growth hormones, free range, organic.

        • http://www.facebook.com/george.danz.5 George Danz

          From these comments I can see that all of YOU do get it. What are they feeding the rest of us? Must be spoiled venison with Clorox poured on it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=647398465 Karen Tweedie

        Govt does not want people to eat...period! What boggles my mind is that this is Louisiana...where they eat gator, opossum and all manner of animals. Deer meat is a staple in many parts of this country...and you don't see people dying from it! As Ms. Dopke states, deer meat is possibly one of the leanest meats out there, so it's not because consumption is unhealthy. And "DontTreadOnMe11" misses the point completely in stating that homeless people should be more grateful for "the free meal". This is about the govt controlling the food we eat, and IT MUST STOP!!

        • Yovnne G

          Should have sent your Sheriff out to the shelter and run the feds away. He is suppose to have that authority??

        • CharlaS

          "officials from the [Mississippi] Department of Health and Hospitals who say that STATE LAW prohibits the serving of venison in homeless shelters."
          This a Mississippi STATE LAW that Mississippi residents need to get changed ASAP.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ed-Cifelli/1486374135 Ed Cifelli

          In one short sentence. What the hell do the Mississippi laws have to do with the shelters in Louisiana? I'm a Damn Yankee (think that was 1 word, if I member right) and even I can see that good meat is good meat, especially where the homeless are concerned. People are just getting more stupid as the world turns.

        • CharlaS

          Kitchens, Ed, are regulated by each State's Dept. of Health, regardless of State. It is just that some states have regulators that have sense and some don't.

        • http://www.facebook.com/von.fileccia Von Fileccia

          Charla you did not expect that damn yankee to comprehend, did you? He lives in the state of mindless confusion.

        • http://www.facebook.com/von.fileccia Von Fileccia

          Listen ED......She is just stating that Mississippi has the same law. You sure do get your panties in a bunch. This Southern Gal lives among you damn yankees and you are brainless, never say anything nice and are completely "richard-less" individuals.

      • KenNamVet

        Just like after Hurricane Katrina! Maybe the homeless idiot wanted a mcdonalds and beer.

        • okihadit

          probably a fake sent in there from the obuma team.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KRK7Q7ZNT75UVU43DHR5DCR5L4 nmgene

        My 11 year old nephew just got his first buck last week. I grew up on and still have venison quite often along with Moose, rabbit, squirel, pheasant and wild turkey. I like my free range beef too!!!!! Whoever did this should be fired and never allowed to work for any government entity again, plus be forced to pay the shelter for the meat they stole and destroyed!!!!!!!

      • wminaz

        I judge chili contests and the best bowl of chili I ever tasted was made of elk meat. Many game meats are excellent and, as noted, healthy. Just some government folks being self important in their own little world while they harm those they are supposed to help.

        • mthighpockets

          Here in Mt, Us old folks depend on Deer & elk to survive the winter. Last 2 yrs,no game, freezer getting empty' Can't get Food Stamps,Make $653 a mo. on S.S. Guess I'm not a minority'

        • wminaz

          What happened the last two years ? A lot here in northern Az depends on the weather i.e. how much moisture there is. When it is dry they will drop down to the six thousand foot level where I hunt and live. Had a herd of 14 elk come thru about two weeks ago just before dawn so maybe it'll be a good year. Hope you bag something soon. Good luck.

      • matrix

        Quick, get Moochelle to look in to it! Shes the expert? on what we should be eating, homeless, school children, seniors, dogs, cats etc.

        • organicroseski2

          Remember, the government is for pink slime or also called textured beef for our children at schools. I know you we're joking-- I say experts my foot!

        • DontTreadOnMe11

          Soylent Green!

        • krk

          in our future for sure. movie came out when I was a small child, do I remember the ingredients correctly?

    • ves

      Well they need to find out Who this person was and bar him from eating there any further!
      At our house if you don't like what is being served then you go hungry or go else where!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/diane.drazan Diane Drazan

        I agree with you, ves! Kick the complainer's sorry ass out of the shelter!

    • TomBombadil

      Actually I would like to hear from the actual person that complained about being served deer meat. My guess, it was one of the "workers" at the site that was offended and they they pretended that it was one of the homeless that did.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004246691037 Paul Thomas

        And i'd say a damn good guess!

    • http://www.facebook.com/steven.smith.39545 Steven Smith

      I would lay odds it wasn't one of the homeless people making the complaint. Best bet would be someone that works there that saw Bambi too many times.

      • lea

        I Agree! People who are hungry don't complain about that. Roadkill maybe but not fresh venison. That or some governmental paper pusher had to much time on their hands

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NLORN6B3ZNGCAJTFHWWFUUEY4Q jong

      Not only that but, since it was a private enterprise and not run with state money and as long as the meat was in good eatable shape(which of course it was) the Health Dept. over stepped their authority in this. They can inspect but, have no right to destroy.

      • Homie

        While I am appalled at the waste, helth departments will not allow any public kitchen to serve any meat, that has not passed USDA inspection. I have been in food service most of my life, and this rule applies to all food service, including restaurants, and any inspected kitchen.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1254545548 Jim Greaves

          Well then it is time for "hope" and "change" - the new vegetarian mantra - to rear its ugly head, and get rid of "inspections" that are unwarranted.

        • austinwoman

          You might have missed this sentence in the story. "The donated meat is processed at a local meat plant." I would bet that the meat was inspected.

        • Homie

          I didn't miss that sentence, I just have been in many meat processing facilities. Very few have a USDA inspector for meat they process. The USDA doesn't inspect meat processing plants, that don't process meat for resale. That is done by the local health departments. I can not raise a hog, take it to the processors, have them cut it, and take it to my BBQ place, smoke it and sell it. In my area, only the Tyson plant, has full time USDA inspectors. The inspectors have to inspect the carcass, not just the plant, for it to be USDA approved.

        • jfhunt

          Homie, The point is not what the regulations are or that you might know them, that is obvious - but, the point is that there should be no such regulation or control of the people. It is all about too much control of the people by government!!!

        • Homie

          On this we agree. But these regs have been on the books for 30+ years, and have been strictly enforced for decades. I do understand why they were enacted, but I think there should be some leeway, in charitable situations like this. But I am glad that the meat I buy, is USDA inspected. But there is no reason that meat that is given away should have to be inspected, but those are the rules.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NLORN6B3ZNGCAJTFHWWFUUEY4Q jong

          Then once again let it be tested. With out allowing it to be tested any argument is moot for it being bad. As for the USDA I would rather trust a butcher having done it for years and his father before him.

        • Homie

          I agree with you totally. It does cost money, to have a USDA inspector inspect meat. Not just taxpayer dollars, but the processing company, pays to have a USDA inspector on hand. I would trust the long time butcher myself. I also know what to look, having raised, butchered and processed stock animals, on the farm growing up. I am also an avid hunter, and have butchered many deer. It sucks, but unfortunately, that is the way it is, and has been for decades.

        • mthighpockets

          Have you noticed that a lot of our meat you buy nowdays comes from Mexico, Brazil and other countries??? What's wrong with our Beef in the US that we have to cut our own Ranchers throats???
          Something smells here.

        • DontTreadOnMe11

          What did people eat before "food inspectors"? Barring some kind of disease that would infect a deer (mad cow, tuberculosis) what's the point?

        • austinwoman

          Homie, I took 'meat plant' to mean a commercial facility that was inspected. Thanks for the clarification. I guess the gestapo will make sure that the hungry are vegetarians! Good luck with that salmonella thing people! Bet the complainer isn't going to like that!

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NLORN6B3ZNGCAJTFHWWFUUEY4Q jong

          They however were never allowed to meet the test of being either good or bad. There fore in a court of law with no evidence of it being bad the health dept loses.

        • Homie

          LOL Don't you know, the facist fed always wins in court.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NLORN6B3ZNGCAJTFHWWFUUEY4Q jong

          Thats why you have it kept in a local one. Remember since we do not control the Senate or the White House the State Gov. must take a lead in the charge against Obama.

      • CharlaS

        Sorry to inform you that you are out of touch. The mission of the government food gestapo in the last few years has been to close down small operations that produce wholesome meat and dairy products. All across the USA it is happening as they burst into many places with automatic and assault weapons (those capable of single shot, 3 burst shot or fully auto).

        • jfhunt

          Exactly Charla!! Private agencies that help the poor are too much competition with government programs for the government to bear. That is also why they want to eliminate charitable deductions on tax returns - charities are just too much competition with the nanny state. Also, Big Agribusiness is easier to subject to efficient Central Control, so they bully small farmers and raw milk producers to force them out of the market.

        • rivahmitch

          Yep. However the underlying problem is that the government is insufficiently afraid of the people. That's how tyranny happens. I wonder when and where the match will be struck.

        • jfhunt

          I hope it never gets struck - and that as more people realize the problem, we overwhelm them in every corner they have come to own by their stealth.

        • rivahmitch

          I don't expect to survive it but I've come to believe that while it will be tragic and costly beyond measure there are no longer alternatives. Better to die on one's feet than to live on one's knees or in dhimmitude. Semper Fi!

        • greyhound44

          Amen/Emet rivahmitch!
          fmr LCDR MC USNR NUKE - resigned 1978

        • jfhunt

          Agreed ...

        • krk

          I so agree with you, never thought would be at this point in our history.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NLORN6B3ZNGCAJTFHWWFUUEY4Q jong

          I can not remark upon all areas. However, in Grand Rapids it still is permitted to donate meat to charities and have it used. I wrote upon a base of every where by common sense.

        • http://www.facebook.com/von.fileccia Von Fileccia

          OMG.....Bozo's army is working at the Health Dept. Our grains being shipped overseas & now are they going to get rid of the beef population too. You beef/vegetable farmers arm yourselves as they will destroy your means of survival. Have you noticed that there is a shortage of hay......its going overseas along w/ the cattle they are buying.

    • http://thedoctorwhocurescancer.com TheDoctorWhoCuresCancer

      Feed them wild marine life?? What were you thinking! Don't you know that fish poop in that ocean! Feed them 16 ounce Pepsies. Those things are clean. ;-)

      And let's not forget to feed them beef, chicken and pork from animals locked in cages, shot up with antibiotics and hormones, while fed GMO corn.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1254545548 Jim Greaves

        Heck, why bother to feed any ingrate? With all the full dumpsters just waiting to be picked through he or it should have nothing to complain about - since it would be up to that fool to "choose" (another leftist mantra) what to eat or not eat...

      • http://www.facebook.com/benfaust8778 Ben Faust

        Well said.

    • conservativegirl

      Probably wanted a Big Mac, and it's just downright evil to kill anything with a gun and then eat it, don't you know.

    • dragonfFIRE01

      wonder if it was a Muslim? they complain about everything

      • larrygrant876

        The best meal for muslims is goat meat cooked in bacon grease and sprinkled with bacon bits. Problem is goats are highly valued for mating and so are a very protected species.

        • dragonfFIRE01

          protected? by whom? Muslims sodomize them male or female every chance they get

      • krk

        in that case they would have been complaining about pork. mmmm bacon

      • DontTreadOnMe11

        Muslims will eat venison as long as it kosher.

        • dragonfFIRE01

          not kosher halal a method of animal torture don't think so? check out barenakedislam.com for graphic video of the practice.

        • DontTreadOnMe11

          You're correct. My mistake. I did know that, just wasn't thinking properly at the time.

    • NoU4EN

      Guy probably used his government furnished SmartPhone to call the feds and report the shelter.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Elwood-Ballard/100003346114625 Elwood Ballard

      If they recognize this ingrate, then tell him he can no longer get meals there. Find some place else!

      • jfhunt

        It was probably a "made up" complaint and there was in fact no "complainer". The government wanted to exert control over a private charity that competes with the nanny state. They waited for an opportunity to come down on them and when the heard of the deer meat used it as an excuse.

    • http://www.facebook.com/john.nicoletti.54 John Nicoletti

      I was an avid deer hunter for years, and eating deer meat was always a treat. No fat, and always a delicious meal. Good grief, what the hell do you think homeless people live on.? Garbage, and old half eaten food, and probably a few rodents for good measure. What a waste.

    • iamsurrounded

      Sounds like the typical entitled taker

    • CharlieFromMass

      Don't be so quick to blame the people using the shelter. Don't be so quick to lump them all as lumps, either.

      My guess...some do-gooder yutz who likes state control but volunteers to feel good.

    • okihadit

      hey, it could of bin someone from the obuma list of fools, that were sent there for this purpose to get this done. more of obumas lies, to destroy this country and it's people.

    • pikemaster1

      The story about "SOMEONE" complained about the deer meat ,I don't buy, anybody that is hungry and given fresh meat to eat wouldn't be complaining ?? The dept. of health wanted to show their power and made up the story to get their power grab job done. Here in MI. the CO.jails will take and feed the prisoners with deer and the hunters have a program to feed the hungry that is legal and appreciated by many people in this area. God bless and thank the sportsmen and women of MI.

      • DontTreadOnMe11

        I'm a Michigander too.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004246691037 Paul Thomas

      Maybe they would rather have had deer turds mixed with greens?

    • 7papa7

      Sounds like a nanny Bloomberg move.

  • AnsonMac

    Well, I have venison and bear steak in my fridge. And this cheezes me off, however with badly handled meat, you can open up some BAD poisoning problems...

    It is a difficult balancing problem...

    • http://www.facebook.com/bob.macfarlane.75 Bob Macfarlane

      You must have missed "Martin’s mission asks hunters to donate the rest. The donated meat is processed at a local meat plant."

    • http://www.facebook.com/ron.webster.90 Ron Webster
    • http://www.facebook.com/maranatha.mark Maranatha Mark

      The way the donate venison program works here in Kentucky, we take the deer to a disignated meat processing plant and they skin it and process it for free (tax credit), but I don't think they take hunter processed meat. The most we can do is field dress the deer. They also check the meat to make sure it is fresh, i.e. not spoiled. I don't know how LA did their's, but I bet it was something like that. It isn't a case of bringing a spare deer quarter in, you donate the whole deer in KY, to the venison program.

      • AnsonMac

        well, (and I don't like admitting this)... well, I accept help from my local food bank. (and they are great)
        not so long ago, we were offered bear meat... (I said yes, of course... cause bear is, good eats)but how many less privileged people know how to prepare bear, venison...frankly, I wouldn't give my mother venison to prepare...or bear,

        actually, most Americans have NO idea how to provide for themselves. be it farming or hunting...

    • http://www.facebook.com/kandice.arnold Kandi Gilbert

      The story reads
      that it was processed at a local meat processing plant. And the possibility
      that there is really no law that would hold a privately owned/funded shelter to
      the restrictions of a government/government funded shelter. There needs to be
      more questions and answers about this incident. I have learned to take any news
      story or politicians statement with a LARGE grain of salt. This incident, by
      state health officials, stinks of lies and deceptions.

  • Screeminmeeme

    More insanity by a government gone wild.

    • DenverKitty

      Screemin: You just earned "Comment of the Day!" Gratz!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/hiram.holiday Hiram Holiday

      Bureaucrats are deer to me!
      These idiots should have ended up in the dumpster.

      • DontTreadOnMe11

        Or as road kill in a ditch!

  • http://www.facebook.com/aemoreira81 Adam Moreira

    The hunters knew the law beforehand...they could have donated regular cattle beef. The shelter also knowingly violated the law. There has to be more to this story...and this is sounding a lot like the horse meat controversy in Europe.

    @DontTreadOnMe11:disqus - if the person legitimately is allergic to a key component in certain meats, that is a legitimate issue (i.e., some people must avoid red meat at all cost). Truth-in-labeling!

    • http://twitter.com/Zaklog Shawn Smith

      "They could have donated regular cattle beef." Okay, so what should they do with the excess of the *deer* meat they had hunted?

      • AZWarrior

        Grill it at a local park and offer it for free.

        • http://twitter.com/Zaklog Shawn Smith

          Oh, I'm betting an enthusiastic (or just bored) prosecutor could find a reason or five that's illegal too.

      • ForeverTexan

        They are hunters. People don't like it when you hunt their cattle.

      • SEBtopdog

        And, as far as I know, there is not a hunting season for "regular cattle beef", is there? I'm a vegetarian, so hunting is SOOOOO not my thing. But I applaud the hunters for trying to do something good for others.

      • http://www.facebook.com/maranatha.mark Maranatha Mark

        "What should they do with the excess of deer meat?" - Donate it to Kentucky or some other sensible state! LOL! I don't know what the laws are about interstate transfer of wild game, even for charieties, but if it is permissible, then I am sure there are states that will take it, or possible, freeze it and send it to Hati or some other poor country that would give their eye-teeth for real meat!

      • cherokee_warrior

        If I happen to be a raiser of beef, for which I am spending my money to feed and fatten, I expect a return on that money. Granted, I could donate a 'beef' and then take a tax deduction. Here you have deer, which most states claim, thus the need to have a license to shoot them, so the use of this meat to feed those who are a taxpayor expense ( ie prisoners ) or to feed the homeless ( ie also a taxpayor expense )
        Just more reason to throw the Libs out of Government, and invite them to go somewhere else, perhaps Russia would accept them? Or how about North Korea?

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carl-Stevenson/100002324175685 Carl Stevenson

          We should ship the political tyrants to N Korea ... Then nuke it.

    • DontTreadOnMe11

      If the shelter advised the person it was venison, isn't it that person's responsibility not to eat it? But the point of my post was that these people are ungrateful, nothing more.

    • http://www.facebook.com/maranatha.mark Maranatha Mark

      Here in Kentucky we can donate venison to homeless and low income folks, legally. Adam, before you start stating what the homeless shelter did and didn't know you had better have proof. Apparently none of the hunters knew it was illegal to serve venison to beggers/homeless. The fact is, venison is by far a better meat than beef, leaner, no steroids, low cholesteral. So if they were turly concerned for the homeless folks health, they would perfer venison over beef. But then again beef production is control by the government - FDA and venison really isn't. We have to protect that government control there hey, Adam?!!

    • rycsailor

      Adam, are your suggesting that hunters intentionally shoot cows? Better talk to the farmers about that one, they label cows so hunters don't shoot them. BTW, when is cow season in your part of the world?

    • Michigan_REB

      I have never heard of an allergy to venison. It being the law doesn't make it right. If you don't want to eat it don't. But, denying hungry people that much prefectly good food is wasteful, stupid, and just plain evil.

      • http://www.facebook.com/maranatha.mark Maranatha Mark

        I bet if you really looked into the allergies concerning beef, the beef they are allergic to is either grain-fed and/or full of steroids/supplimental hormones. Open-Range - non-chemical pastured fed cattle should be fairly safe, but I haven't seen any studies on it at this point. Of course studying that might actually prove beneficial, so we can't spend money on legitmate studies, only on the absurd ones! There are studies done privately that have proven that grain-fed beef is different in nutritional value and even texture of the meat. Steroids and hormones further contribute to the 'unhealthiness' of beef. Natural (Organic) fed beef, that is void of steroids and hormone suppliments is very healthy as well.

    • http://twitter.com/Zaklog Shawn Smith

      And no, they probably didn't "know the law beforehand." The federal register (containing federal regulations) is eighty THOUSAND pages long. That doesn't even take into account state or local laws. Who knows what law or regulation was being applied here and what official suddenly decided it needed applied.

      This overflow of rules makes it impossible for anyone to know what the law is. It means that right now, virtually every one of us is in violation of some law or other, and that, if the government wants to harass you, they can pin something on you within a week.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bob.macfarlane.75 Bob Macfarlane

    They certainly eat venison and feral hog when I donate it in Georgia.

    • BH206L3

      Hey you guys down there got hogs to shoot anytime you want and a pig roast all for the cost of some hard wood, some time and a buck for the rifle cartridge to shoot it with, AR-15's are perfect for that task don't you know!

  • Texaswede

    The OSHA and EPS - itis is catching...of all places...Louisiana? Unbelievable!

    • Allen Morgan

      I am calling the Swamp People, well, rather the bearded Robertson's in West Monroe (they are closer) and get them to check into this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/benjamin.fox.98892 Benjamin Fox

    I would have taken it, very good eating, that is what our forefathers ate and if it was good enough for them, it is good enough for me. The government can't do anything except destroy anything that is good and make more laws to make sure they are in the people control business, idiots one and all especially those who are supose to represent us, they have become slave masters on the plantation of every race and color and the slaves need to rebel and get rid of everyone of them.

    • http://www.facebook.com/maranatha.mark Maranatha Mark

      Ben, the point of pouring the bleach on it was to prevent anyone from taking it and making use of it. That was the Health Department's way of marking their territory (it's illegal to publicly urinate on it, so they use bleach to spoil the meat). The health department knew the venison was perfectly alright, they were just showing everyone who is in charge! If folks don't see the Federal and even state government are moving towards total control of our lives, you are blind. Someone needs to get a hold of Bobby Jindel and see if he is on board with this.

      • http://www.facebook.com/patrick.henry.52012 Patrick Henry

        If folks don't see the Federal and even state government are moving towards total control of our lives, you are blind
        Dont you mean feral government?

      • http://www.facebook.com/diane.drazan Diane Drazan

        Maybe the gov't lunatics should've been doused with bleach instead of the meat. They should've at least compensated the shelter for their ignorance.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pizzed.off Pizzed Off

    You aren't paying attention, people! The Obama Monarchy has been repeately saying to the 'lesser folk', "Let them eat cake!"
    Meat isn't cake.
    Why are you surprised? As for the one who complained, post his picture in ALL of the shelters and give him/her the message that he/she isn't welcome there anymore. (Not the Christian thing to do, but it would make a point. "Don't bite the hand that feeds you. You might become persona non grata.)

  • LUCKYME

    Leave it to the states government to screw up something worthwhile, this BS is getting sadder every day.

  • DWinch

    Starving to death is better than eating meat that's not FDA approved!

    • MarxistTwilightZone

      Only according to the Communists.

    • GramE

      Too bad that there isn't a "sarcastic" type - to enable folks to understand you.

      • DWinch

        At least you and a few others figured it out!
        Nothing better than fried Bambi.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marty.shell Martin Shell

    This is clearly a lack of common sense . In my book a full belly trumps any health department code. Venison was and is a main staple for many of us to this day. Its far better than growth hormone ridden USDA beef steak ! Shame on them for allowing this waste of food.

    • Michigan_REB

      themore rotten.se people eat what they find in dumpsters yet this venison isn't good enough for them? HTF find out who complained and send them on their way. since when do you need the health department to give food away. these gestopo should have been shut and dumped in the trash in place of the meat. they are obviously more rotten. And the state rep that made the comment about it being insulting, should immedeiately introduce and pass a law prohibiting this from ever happening again.

    • quiet4toolong

      Not if it's not obtained through food stamps. Gov'ment gotsta hold on to da people ja know.

      • jfhunt

        EXACTLY!!

    • jfhunt

      Common sense is not the government's motivation - control and elimination, if possible.of a private charity that competes with the government nanny state is the real reason behind this!

  • talljohn777

    The stupidity of government is boundless....

    • jfhunt

      Stupidity is not the government's motivation, and they know EXACTLY what they are trying to accomplish. Their motivation is to control and
      eliminate, if possible, any private charity that competes with the
      government nanny state. That is the real reason behind this and not stupidity!

      • talljohn777

        That is a great deal more ominous.....

  • Kathy Dopke

    DAMN IDIOTS!

    • DenverKitty

      Kathy: They are much worse than just "damn idiots" -- this is the Butcher of Benghazi systematically starving poor people.

  • dntmkmecomoverther

    "While we applaud the good intentions of the hunters who donated this
    meat, we must protect the people who eat at the Rescue Mission,"

    Oh, really? Venison is much healthier than the sludge that any government agency provides as 'food'. Jackassbunchof idiots. Louisiana gov just hates competition which makes them look bad. Now the incident will blossom into full bloom as hunters and others of normal mental aptitude begin to see just what government has descended to...a whole new low of stupid, enept and corruption.

    ...Oh, and to the malcontent who complained: Enjoy your freeby ass on the streets you total ingrate. You don't deserve help!

    • DontTreadOnMe11

      I'll bet there was no pink slime in that venison.

    • AMERICAN

      And deer meat sure is healthier, these animals roam freely eating green grass and leaves, compared to cows and swine which are fed antibiotics and who knows what other kind of crap to make them fatter.

      This is just one of the little reasons why Our Country needs to make a U TURN and make things right.

  • snytz

    Just another example how government wastes every thing.

  • Bobitybob

    i do not donate money or deer meat to any organization other than individuals I know that need help or St Judes Children's Hospital (money only), other than that if someone wants my money go see the gestapo who is stealing my money from my paychecks!!

    • Allen Morgan

      Thank you. I know two neighbors who have children at St. Judes. Also another good charity is the Children's Hospital in New Orleans.

  • keithbreedlove

    The bureaucrats have also made it illegal in many places for any leftover food to be donated to charities. Think of leftovers from restaurants, and I don't mean partially eaten meals, but items that have been prepared and not served. This is the same mentality that shuts down kids' lemonade stands because the bureaucrats "don't know what could be in the lemonade."

    • Michigan_REB

      These idiots are living proof stupid people shouldn't breed. they need to be sterilized as soon as possible before the pass on the stupid gene. There needs to be some common sense in our government. this is meat that is more than the hunter needs and it is processeed at a licensed facility. But the final point is this, These people are starving and they are getting perfectly good and healthy food. Someone needs rein in these fools.

      • keithbreedlove

        AMEN!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/williame.ramer William E Ramer

        Dad used to say, " It ain't the milk, meat , and eggs they eat that kills them, it's the milk,
        meat, and eggs they didn't get that kills them.", In this case it's the venison they won't get.!!! Government employed Terrorists. Stalin, and Hitler would be proud.

  • G Gray

    Why didn't the shelter just declare that it was NOT deer meat but "UN-documented cattle meat" the same way as our government refuse to call illegals illegals

    • silvernotes

      Nice one!

    • jfhunt

      Perfect!!!

  • SEBtopdog

    The state cares NOT for homeless or any other group in need. The bureaucrats would prefer creating a problem for folks in hopes of turning a crisis into another leftist power grab. They don't want charities to solve problems. They want to keep people looking to the government for solutions to all their problems.

    • Joe Harrill

      Just like FDR's "Cash for Pigs" Program

  • nancy miller

    The person that ordered the theft and destruction, should be made to make up the difference by donating the cost to replace it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1538829016 George Wetherington

      Or to have his ass ground up into mince meat and served to the dogs. They woukld probably vomit.

    • http://www.facebook.com/williame.ramer William E Ramer

      Right Nancy, And let's see, 1600# at 14 lb per meal, ah yes, go without 4800 meals.
      Thats just over 3 years. I'm sure they would relish a meal of venison by then.

  • http://www.facebook.com/maranatha.mark Maranatha Mark

    Low info voters strike again. I bet you money the complaining homeless person is a registered Democrat! I guess the old saying, "Beggers can't be choosy!", no longer applies to homeless/beggers these days! If that really is state law, then it should be changed. Eventually the FDA will declare all wild game unfit for human consumption and ban hunting and fish, or if you do hunt or fish, you will have to bring your take into a local FDA station for inspection, and if you are found in position of game or fish that hasn't been inspected, you will be fined and your freezer(s) confiscated. The goes back to the 2010 Food Safety Act they passed as well - if you garden, you aren't supposed to share your produce with anyone, unless you file the proper paper work... don't believe me, check it out!

    • krk

      of course , the entitlement grubs want filet mignon, and of course a fine quality wine to quaff, while dining. venison is a delicacy (and an expensive one) at any restaurant over the world. But then when you're an entitlement rat, you can "pick and choose" what you eat. My family sure can't. We can't really afford meat of any kind at this point. Milk, getting to be a "luxury". I used to donate time at soup kitchens, and other charitable organizations. health issues sort of way sided me, but now I feel that I will be standing in line. Venison fine, not a big fan of , but at this time, protein is protein.

  • ForeverTexan

    This is not new. The fact that it is meat really offends me, however. Killing animals for meat to feed others is a generous act. Killing animals to waste the meat means killing animals for no reason. That is disgraceful. But I have heard of bakeries not allowed to donate "stale" products at the end of the day, restaurant buffets unable to give what is left, people unable to cook food in their homes and give it to people under a nearby bridge, an extra catered Thanksgiving turkey meal meant for corporate clients rejected for fear it might be poisoned.... Only the best for the hungry and if they can't get that, then let them starve. It's an amazing mentality. They are idiots or they only want government to be seen as a source of food.

  • silvernotes

    Thieves trying to keep the people dependent on the state. Change the law people!!!!

  • T Scharbrough

    Who ever made the compliant to the authorities should be ashamed of theirselves. If they didn't like deer meat,all they had to do was speak to someone in food preapartion at the center I am sure they would of found something else they could eat. This just plain wrong for what one or maybe two people didn't like cause everyone's food be taken away. People needs to do more thinking/praying before acting out their actions. Has anyone ever heard of wast not/want not? Come on now people be real.

  • http://www.facebook.com/angjoy22 Angela Joy Britt-Braun

    apparently being hungry is not a serious health threat. I applaud the hunters as well as this shelter for at least trying to do the right thing.

  • Adino

    Whoever said vegetarians were sane? OK all you vegetarians, I was kidding. I have deer friend who is, only b/c she has dietary requirements that prevent her from eating any meat.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Wayne-Bauer/100000780337244 Wayne Bauer

    The government brain dead need eliminated, however you pursue. The only answer to idiocy in government is destruction of same.

  • hongryhawg

    Ignorance, stupidity, and bureaucrats are everywhere, waiting to pounce. Government workers are the lowest of the low.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jamesbkroeger James Kroeger

    Total fools...what a waste!

  • cherokee_warrior

    Seems that Gov. Jindal needs to be stepping in and doing something. He seems, from what one sees of him on the television, to be someone with concerns for the people.
    I remember that here where I reside,, in a neighboring county, some years back, if a deer was hit and killed by a car, and the police responded, they would have a meat processing representive respond also, so the carcass could be quickly taken to the a facility for processing, and then delivered to the County Jail, where that meat would then be used to feed the inmates. Being in a part of the country that has a high deer population, the salvaging of that meat provided a serious cost cut to the budget of the Sheriff's Department and a considerable savings of the tax dollars being spent for food to feed the inmates.
    Sadly, later law enforcement officials ceased that operation, and now, when a deer gets hit, and killed, it will lay there to rot and have the birds and the 'critter' eat it. At one time, the Sheriff's Department as well as the State Patrol would issue a 'highway kill' permit, and the carcass could be taken by whomever would claim it. Now, any fresh kill is free game.
    But, another sad thing, if the deer happens to be a buck with a good rack, there are those who will cut off the antlers, and then leave the carcass to rot. Must let them feel really good about themselves, when they tell their buddies about the 'rack they took.

  • hiskid1964

    demand your Governor and legislature step in

  • Gamby

    Frickin bureaucratic bungholio el stupidos in lock step with the RULES

  • munimula

    Government is the most evil institution know to mankind.

  • BH206L3

    When you take and collect a game animal like a Deer, it becomes venison. Venison is one of the best things you can ever eat. Nothing wrong with eating venison. Funny the only time I ever ate Venison in a restaurant just in Louisiana. Hunters for the Hungry donate a lot of venison nation wide to soup kitchens. Hell when I come across a road kill, if its fresh. I been know to salvage some venison. Waste not want not as the saying goes. I keep a sharp knife and some bags just for that purpose in my car. Some Venison Back straps would go real good today with a pepper cream sauce and oven roasted potatoes. It they didn't want the venison they should have said so before they took it, and to just throw it away is a sin.

  • MarxistTwilightZone

    The homeless should raise their pitch forks to America's new Communist Government under Obama and his Marxist/Stalinist pals. The Commies only see fit to whom they want to feed !!!!! Dirty Rotten ! #$!$#$!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/stephen.rhinehart2 Stephen Rhinehart

      We need a million armed man march on Batton Rouge and DC

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ron-Maier/1737560000 Ron Maier

    anything can be justified by the government that is out of control in the name of safety, protection,.......

  • Brama

    This is the epitome of government waste. Pun intended.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O24NYT5HOQNDEJ3TUT5QOTLOF4 TM

    Take notice hunters, to do good is great only in the eyes of the lord, the demoncrats don't do anything good and the devil loves these parasites.

    • http://www.facebook.com/stephen.rhinehart2 Stephen Rhinehart

      No good deed goes unpunished.

      • DenverKitty

        Stephen: I think I will have that saying tattooed on myself...somewhere where I can see it often.

    • Marj0120

      I agree, the Lord recognizes the goodness they intended and he also see the evil that those inspectors did, so keep up the good works and let those who would destroy good food for those that do not have any persist, sooner or later their message will become apparent even to the libs.

  • azbear166

    I would find out who was complaning and feed them nothing soup a bowl of hot water and here's some salt and pepper to taste !!

    • http://www.facebook.com/stephen.rhinehart2 Stephen Rhinehart

      What do you think he gets for dinner?
      Blow boys blow
      Hot water soup, but slightly thinner.
      Blow my jolly boys blow

  • http://twitter.com/DustyFae StarDust Dolittle

    Control of food and another step towards tyranny.

  • disqus_UftVKlpEAv

    The dept. of health was very foolish and should be reprimanded. However the peasant who complained about his free healthy meal should be banned from that soup kitchen for causing such waste of beautiful healthy meat. He is an ungrateful troublemaker that wrecked it for the others.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1538829016 George Wetherington

      Or scoop his meal out of the toilet.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1472630733 Tim Ives

      Ungrateful, demanding, and ignorant!

  • Sgt. York

    if not deer what is it they want,steak and all the trimmings.as with all government agencies it high dollar or nothing

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1775150241 Bonnie Thomas Usrey

    My son is a butcher for a large grocery chain, and has a neighbor who hunts. His neighbor gives him deer meat for helping him with the butchering. My son shares it with me. I use it in making low-fat chili, meat loaf, and spaghettie sauce, and share those foods with my neighbor! NONE of us have been sick or had any adverse reaction to eating venison. This story is outrageous, especially since the Shelter is not Government supported but privately funded! When Obama threatens that when the Sequester straw man kicks in, we will have fewer Food inspectors, and I say YEA! On the HOmeland SEcurity job site there are hundreds of postings for "Food INspectors" in every town, city, and "village" in the country. Sounds like they are forming an "army" of so-called inspectors to violate our freedom, and punish us with acts like destroying 1600 lbs of good meat. Controlling how much of our money we get to keep, Our Healthcare, Our mortgages, our children, and how much or what we eat is tyranny, and it's coming to your town!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andy-Miller/1090853194 Andy Miller

      I don't think I would want to be one of those inspectors! I hear their life span is kinda short!

  • Ted Crawford

    "Transparent" ! That's the right word alright! They decide what food our children MUST eat at school, what snacks they might be allowed, what they must drink and what size they need to be! What clothing is "appropiate" (nothing religious, nothing Conservative, nothing Pro-American), with PPACA they decide where, when, how and even If we recieve our health care! Transparent seems to describe all that quite well in deed!
    "If the People let the Government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under Tryanny" Thomas Jefferson The visionary wisdom of our Founders still amazes me!f

  • Spectre7075

    They are out of their alleged minds!!!! Venison is much better for you than beef!!!

  • cyber_hackster

    Ah yes, the village idiots blather

  • mtmountainman

    I'd suggest open season on the State officials and feed them to the needy folks to replace the good meat they just wasted.....oh wait, govt. officials are rotten to the core so I guess they couldn't be fed to the people!

    • DenverKitty

      mt: "health hazard". LOL

  • http://www.facebook.com/roy.mcdade Roy Mcdade

    This is the ULTIMATE in the govt's power to tell the people they Do Not give one damn bit for the poor, needy, or those suffering from unemployment and want to work...The sooner this govt can be dismantled the better....

  • Caddy

    How stupid! Wasting perfect meat! Send it my house! I'll cook it up & feed my whole neighborhood! Destroying good meat, & they taxing charitable donations to children's hospitals that are ran completely by donations & many other charities. Sick! People don't want to donate to the government & what people give to donate is not the governments business. If they get their nose out of charities & put it in the budget & deficit & get some competence to go with it, we might actually move "forward"!

  • http://inthisdimension.com/ Alexander Scipio

    Keep using venison and shoot the next fed that tries to stop you feeding another human being.

  • Ponco Villa

    That is fine, but the law makes it clear when the gov takes your property it has to pay you for it so how is the health dept. going to pay for 1,600 pounds of dear meat, out of pocket.
    In New Zealand they raise deer to eat instead of cattle, and they have no "Mad Cow disease"!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephen-Geiger/1723310890 Stephen Geiger

    It is time for the legislature in Louisiana to step in and make sure this doesn't happen again.

  • djw663

    The group had been donating deer meat to the shelter for the past 20 years!!!

    Hunters for the Hungry became a part of the Food Bank’s Lagniappe du Coeur (Extra From the Heart) program, Louisiana’s first prepared and perishable food rescue program. The Food Bank provides a place to store the game and fish, and they distribute the bounty to the needy in the eleven-parish areas they serve. The Hunters for the Hungry Louisiana Program has collected more than 150,000 pounds of game and fish since its inception in the 1990’s.
    “Deer meat is not permitted to be served in a shelter, restaurant or any other public eating establishment in Louisiana,” so what happened the previous 20 years?

    • DenverKitty

      Is it possible to make this a "members only" shelter, with daily registration of whatever person walks in as "member for a day"?

  • Tom Kon

    Just more Liberal moron rules! Should have told them to screw off!

  • tony

    Damned liberals. This is yet another sign that is why God allowed obama in office, let alone remain in office. Our country is officially dead but God could revive. Look around you at the carnage! Look at obama's nominated secy of defense and the two muslims he appointed to our security administration. Talk about the wolf guarding the henhouse.

  • American Patriot

    Well from City,County,State and Federal government. We the people need to revolt and not take their liberal socialist Nazi/Obama style of Muslim Marxist bullshit. Enough is enough of their type of rule

  • Adino

    That might be an "illegal taking" by the State.

    Just because it is "illegal" to serve does not give them ownership rights to that meat.

    The Shelter needs to sue them for $15 x 1,600 pounds, = $24,000 plus costs and damages, perhaps treble for tort damages.
    A class action lawsuit could be filed by the victims, the homeless shelter residents, who would have benefitted from the food.

  • http://www.survivingurbancrisis.com/ Silas Longshot

    This kind of krap is so typical of a petty little bureaucrat, full of their own self importance and their little rule books. Kind of surprised they didn't come in with the SWAT team, like how they closed down a 'natural market' for selling raw milk. Customers and employees cuffed on the ground at gunpoint. Gestapo, anyone?

  • rchguns

    Let's get this straight, they take the meat that is meant to feed the homeless and needy to protect the same people who are most in need of a good meal? So that must mean it's better for these homeless and needy people that go hungry or eat out of garbage cans then to eat meat was placed on earth by God to feed people!

    You can bet that whoever came up with this and decided on this action was one of three things. One A Social Progressive Liberal, two a dedicated Vegetarian, or number three a dedicated idiotic and insane bureaucrat!

  • mrookergolf1

    I think I would rather eat Deer Meat than horse meat that is being served in Europe. Beggers shouldn't be choosers. There is nothing wrong with venison and it is higher protein than beef. Where is Bobby Jindal, playing in the swamp?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Barry-Levy/1091577549 Barry Levy

    didn't they serve venison at the White House, oops my bad, bison.

    But love it, sort of like NY where food can't be donated to shelters because they can't track the salt content, or something equally as stupide.

    Wonder if they ask the people that are hungry, want nothing or want deer, and see what the response would be.

    But typical libs/dems/ created the problem and then say that they should get more money to fix what they damaged.

  • Allen Morgan

    What has happened in north Louisiana? That area is royal blue! You let a few bureaucrats representing their own policy or rules or that of some ill informed nanny state legislators ruin good meat? Get on the phone! Dial up the Governor's Mansion and voice your concerns and outrage. Reminds me of the idiot state folks who prevented more than 5 miles of fishermen with their boats who had come to south Louisiana from all over the state and Mississippi to help evacuate those stranded by high waters and were turned back by bureaucrats. Then Red Cross and others complained they did not have enough boats!
    Telephone Governor Jindal! Get him on the phone. He seems to like tv cameras and media, get him on his bully pulpit and change that stupidity quickly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gary.decapua Gary De Capua

    Hello...The director of the mission said they’ve been serving venison for years. When someone or groups of God fearing people offer a good cause to help the homeless and the meat is healthier then beef even if it violates some statued I would take it also. Then the officials toss the meat, they doused it with Clorox to make sure it couldn’t be eaten by animals or, presumably, people. How offensive and insulting of them, they just should have gave it back to the hunters or just had a supper large barbaque...those filthy S.O.B's.

  • rchguns

    One other note in 1968 and 69 I worked in California to control the deer population there was eating young trees in orchards. I had the option of keeping what deer meat I chose to and the rest was donated to the juvenile detention center nearby. They were very thankful to get the meat instead of processed garbage.

  • http://twitter.com/rllarson70 Richard Larson

    wasteful govt idiots. this ticks me off to no end all hunters that donated to the program need to write their congress men.
    if i had donated a deer i would be emailing my legislators and the state health inspectors, should be fearing for their jobs. Louisiana is supposedly the sports mans paradise, well sportsmen raise up and be heard.
    label the food, if they do not like it don't eat it.

  • PLW

    Only in America.......... That is what happens when the Government is too big !!!!! NO COMMON SENSE !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Samurai_Sam

    The only danger to the health of the people is the health department and its stupid regulations. Would this be the same agency that insists that people drink a known carcinogenic beverage (diet soda) instead of a non diet soda which just might add a few pounds. Yeah! here's another government agency that I put my full faith in.

  • CMELK4RE

    Heads need to roll and politicians replaced. You may not be able to fix stupid but you sure don't have to re-elect them. And change the law so this sort of stupidity doesn't happen again. You may not be able to eliminate ungrateful homeless folks but you can explain about eating what's put in front of you or hit the road. Choice is a great thing.

  • Ladybug2948

    The fact that these homeless people were eating perfectly healthy and good meat does not fit in the communists' agenda! they want people to starve and blame it on the conservatives! and even worse, these homeless people might be healthy, cannot have that! the communists want to destroy people, property, everything they can lay their hands on.
    All this is another very clear sign that these muslim communists and their accomplices must go! deport that muslim communist and his baboon wife to kenya where he came from! and let's make clean house here without that garbage.
    I cannot believe that this is going on here. That an illegal alien, queer muslim communist is allowed to destroy this country!
    If these idiots don't like it here, they must leave, go to the Middel East, Africa and spew the anger and filth there.

  • Crowes1

    This is what happens when you have over educated, over paid KNOBS in elected office. They can't think outside the box.

    As for the person who complained, hey you don't like then you can go to another shelter or go hungry. Really, it's a simple choice. Our founding fathers feasted on plenty of venison and other "wild" meat. They actually were healthy enough to form this country and do other great things.

  • TheTexasCooke

    What if they were evil deer....and so no Bambi was injured in the process......some folks are just too stupid for words.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Bowlan/100001315521670 Scott Bowlan

    people have to grow a set of balls and start pushing back at the gov scum other wise it will never stop.

  • http://www.facebook.com/williame.ramer William E Ramer

    Another justification for 40 round mags and AR15's. Not in the hands of the govt santioned terrorists, but in the hands of the people. When does this s--t end.

  • auhunter

    I'd give almost anything for some venison right now. Arizona is on a lottery system for big game tags and I haven't been drawn in four years. Would go out of state, but can't afford that. Have had plenty of chances for a road kill, but the cost of repairs on my truck leaves that option out. For those of you not in the know, if you accidentally kill any game animal in Arizona with your car, call Fish and Game, give them all the facts, and it's yours. If it's an elk you'd better have a lot of trunk space.

    • krk

      did you see the article a couple years ago now I think? that dude just outside of payson took out like a whole herd of elk. From what I remember he declined the meat. Guy was lucky to be alive. Know heading down the 512 Forest Rd everytime I head to my parents in Young, I come very close to "road kill" "car kill" many many times. Would gladly share in that bounty with you. And then I would be on foot for the rest of eternity because can never afford to buy another car again. used, beater, all out of my price range.

      • auhunter

        I hear that, I would be in the same boat. I have had 2 or 3 close calls there myself, around Lost Lake or just south of it. First time my wife suggested I slow down, "didn't you see those elk warning signs?" Just getting dark, slight fog, wouldn't you know it next corner, 6 big bulls standing in the middle of the road. Got stopped, but you know they didn't even care, acted like they owned the road. Actually I guess they did. Flash photo's didn't bother them either. Didn't want to blow the horn to spook them, so waited until they gave me enough room to pass through. I now drive that stretch a lot slower and more alert. Some day I'm going to get a tag for that area. Maybe wrangle a deal with some rancher to hunt on his property. Split the meat with him.

  • Libertarian Soldier

    They could have given it back. That way, the same people could have eaten it without the shelter.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1402957855 Judy Lawson

    We don't even know if there was a "real" complaint. It could have been someone in the state health department flexing his muscles as a show of the power he thinks he has. You know the government....they would never lie to the people.

  • Joshua Latham

    Someone complaining about getting FREE FOOD, just rediculous.

  • chuckster

    Well I guess the zoo is considered homeless as well, they destroyed it when they poured clorox on it. How in the world could anyone have any confidence in a gov. like this one is utterly beyond me

  • http://twitter.com/lycarson50 linda carson

    Good god does any one have any brains left,this makes no sense at all when we have good food to feed them...

  • grammy23

    These poeple are ridiculous. I bet it was some do-gooder/bunny hugger worker who didn't care for the smell or taste of the deer. If your not used to it you notice the difference and deer can be gamey and must be properly seasoned. When our yearly take from hunting is gone (elk,deer) I hate to use store-bought burger and steaks. My kids help with processing and can't wait for dinner when it's backstraps or elk steaks, roasts, etc. It's healthier and tastes great. They could have offered the meat back to another group or the kind people who provided it instead of ruining it. And..animals may still try to get at it depending on where they dumped it. But I guess dead animals too for the sake of political correctness, right?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rose-Kediddlehopper/100001354831929 Rose Kediddlehopper

    When one consistent gives to another ...the homeless...ingratitude is only one of the side effects. This country gives to other countries constantly and the hate just grows and grows... hmm. it would seem that human nature is always left out of these "good" programs.
    Where is Jendyll on this? I need to hear it from him. The person who ordered this purposeful waste of good God given, man provided meat needs to be axed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Balog/100001199961267 Michael Balog

    State Rep. Thompson. Should Investigate who is responsible for this Assine Treatment of any Homeless Shelter., That was Private, Not Govt. Funded with Taxpayers Money. The man or woman Bureaucrat Should be Forced to Do Community Service for a Year or Two
    at a Shelter doing Cleaning, Cooking, etc. AND the Agency Head should be made to Take
    that Cost of the Money that Meat Represented and Take if from his Operating Expense
    Budget and Physically Transfer it in a Check on Public News to that Shelter. Then Be
    Demoted or Retired. There is NO Excuse for this to happen. Who Complained ? Some
    Volunteer Liberal Anti Hunting Whinning Limpwrist Fool ? FIRE THEM on the SPOT. Also,
    if it was some Idoit Freeloader, Take His or Her Photo and distribute it to all the rest of the
    Shelters to Ban them for their Idiotic Complaint for a while. LET them EAT Dumpster
    Diving Menu for While. Leave it to the State that Allowed Gun Confiscation from Honest
    Law Biding Citizens with CCW Permits During Hurricane Katrina. Oh. by the Way, Those
    Areas along to Path of that Storm years ago, STILL HAVE NOT BEEN REBUILT OR
    RECOVERED. Just Like over In N.J., N.Y.C. on Long Island, Staten Island, N.Y. Harbor
    areas impacted by Hurricane Distruction. Wonder Where All the Promised Money,
    Materials and State / Fema Agency Assistance Went. The Same Place it went after
    Hurricane Katrina down in New Orleans. IT is the People's Money.Their Tax Dollars Taken
    from them for Years PAY BACK. Politicians and Bureaucrast wonder where to get the
    Money for all the Rebuilding? Simple, CUT THEIR SALARIES AND BENNIES TO 1/4 of
    what they get and CANCEL ALL FOREIGN AID . OUR Money Belongs Here in the USA.
    COMMON SENSE.

  • Samuel B. Pratt

    Dumb! dumb! dumb!

  • Orpheus75

    "after someone at the shelter complained about being fed deer meat"
    well, I guess they're not that hungry then. Unless it's a worker. Then they're just plain ridiculous.

  • NoU4EN

    Welcome to the police state. Rawesome Foods in Venice, California was raided (repeatedly) by armed federal and state agents. Their crime: Selling raw milk and cheese. Raw milk is legal in California. The owner of Rawesome's has been imprisoned. Another incident - a sting operation by the FDA brought down an Amish farmer in Pennsylvania for selling raw milk. Yesterday there was an article online about expensive boats and other high value items being confiscated by the border patrol over discrepancies in importing documentation. They use the proceeds to buy themselves goodies like engraved leatherman tools. Now, today, Bloomberg is trying to ban all sodas - not just the 32 ouncers. The insanity is reaching epidemic proportions.

    Sooner or later folks, there has to be a united front for a peaceful march on all state capitols and D.C. I'm hoping Dr. Carson or one of the real conservatives steps up to organize us so we can stop this carnage.

    • Douglas W. Rodrigues

      Why does any march have to peaceful? "Peaceful" hasn't changed anything yet.

  • CharlaS

    This system will not post my comment.

    • krk

      been getting a lot of that lately. don't ever remember it happening before, now pretty much every comment says held for moderation or just plain shows up then disappears. complained about it, and they said is DISCUS, but discus says they don't do any moderation it is done by site.

      • CharlaS

        Yes. So many of mine are held for moderation and NEVER show up.

  • shayeberry

    Sounds like Cuba.

  • chetohimler

    The good will of those hunter's made God very happy, the decision by the Feds to dispose of of healthy nurishment food for those homeless people is a disgusting sin!

  • goku vegeta

    GASOLINE NEEDS TO BE POURED ON THE STATE HEALTH BUILDING AND THERE REGULATIONS!

  • Tony

    So food donated by citizens equals destruction but if it was govt funded, it would be ok?

  • jlouiea

    How long has a stupid law like that been on the books in Louisiana? Venison is good eating.
    I would of liked to of gotten in on that hand out. I would of gladly taken that 1600 lbs. off the
    hands of fools.
    They could of looked at it this way: they would of saved some Clorox.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001399642471 Karol Smith

    Takers at our community food kitchens complain about food items in their baskets, saying "we won't eat that kind of........" I was always taught "beggars can't be choosers."

  • Always_RIGHT2

    All democrats I bet. Libtards, all of them.

  • jvb5058

    Because LIBERALS care.

  • hookemowls

    More proof that the EPA (aka Liberals) have absolutely 0 common sense.....freakin' bunch of idiotic morons!

  • cowgirl20

    I am so angry about this. Those idiot gov morons should be locked up for wasting wild game meat. It is illegal. At least it's illegal where we live to waste it. Elk and deer meat is the only kind of meat that we eat, once in a while some fish. It's the healhiest meat there is, very low in fat, hardly no cholesterol and very tasty. I'm sure those homeless are grateful to have that meat donated for them, and now it's tossed out. I'd like to toss out the gov. give them all a one way ticket to Kenya, all of them. I would like to thank the hunters that have donated to the homeless, that is very gracious of you and a very selfless act. It's too bad the gov is so twisted and stupid!!

  • good160

    Big gov. in action good for us all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lorna.doone.319 Lorna Doone

    There's folks who are now going through hard times who would have taken that meat off their hands. The hunters should establish a food bank and let folks who would appreciate the meat come and pick it up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1472630733 Tim Ives

    No it is better to purchase corporate meats and have it butchered by union cutters, why save any money, the taxpayer is a bottomless pit.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jenny-Brown/100000588202236 Jenny Brown

    The government not only wants you to be jobless, they want you to be homeless and starving and they will go to ANY EXTREME TO MAKE SURE YOU STAY THAT WAY! This is just one example!

  • rbart48

    Here is another instance of lunacy; if you want to discuss the absurdity of state's food laws. I was told at my daughter's wedding reception (in Maryland), by the caterer that they were not allowed to give us any of the leftover food from the reception. I must add that the wedding and reception was held after a large snow storm with predictions of a blizzard to come. Naturally, many of the invited guests decided not to attend. However, the caterer prepared the food based on the number of invited guests. Of course, there was a great deal of food that was not served. I was told that the state's health regulations prohibited the caterer from giving me any of the food, even though I had paid for it. (To this day, I wonder if the caterer and staff merely packed it up and took it home or if they actually disposed of it.)

    • krk

      wow- how horrible for you. bet they did take it home. good gig, get paid to make the food, and for the food itself, then get to eat it. what you should have done was call a last chance at eats! then taken out a can of like spray paint or something gross and unedible and cover every inch of remaining food, and made sure that if it came down to it, the caterer and staff weren't going to be cashing in on what you paid for .

      • Justin

        Or douse it in Clorox (bleach) like the liberal fu&$tards did in this story. This story is another shining example of how government bureaucracy - just because it can't tax something - has stepped over the line. I did a (very) quick search and could not find a single LA law stating that deer meat could not be served. Maybe there is a law - or maybe it's just more government lies.

    • GramE

      I think I would check with authorities at the state health department. How well do you know the caterer? Enough to trust? Do you have Angies List? I can't see a real difference between your situation and taking "doggie bags" home. I know in some states you wouldn't be allowed to donate it to a shelter, but taking it to your home???

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jenny-Brown/100000588202236 Jenny Brown

    One more thing....I have to say...that ONE person who complained about being served Venison....All I have to say to that person is this....if you are going to a shelter that is not supported by your 'GOD the government', then you should not be complaining about ANYTHING you are being served. GET THE HELL OUT AND GET A JOB AND BUY YOUR OWN DAMN FOOD!

  • http://www.facebook.com/towergypsy55 Michael David Callahan

    Where do these Morons come from and why can`t we get rid of them?

  • Chet

    Too bad, Americans, by and large, are no longer thankful for their daily bread as everything seems to come easy. Hence, most no longer bother to even offer thanks to God as they prepare to enjoy their meal, even at home. In this case, however, it's simply another example of liberal fools exercising their absolute power over the powerless. The mindset of leftists is something which just cannot be understood by any whose mind has been illuminated and transformed by the power of the living Christ. Waste not want not...

  • The Old Man

    If it wasn't for deer meat, most people where we live would go hungry as most can't affort to buy meat.

    • krk

      my mom grew up poor, they ate squirrel, crow. gross gross gross. kept them alive though

  • lasercad

    You're missing the important point here. The mission does NOT take federal aid. That's the problem. If the government or their friends in BigAg (big agriculture) aren't involved, then you must be shut down. They want FULL control of everything.

  • slickzip

    Bunch of stupid liberal socialist need their butt kicked ,,,,,,,

  • http://www.facebook.com/rich.green.144181 Rich Green

    Alright since the government has a law against helping the homeless - Just why in the world can't a standup state level congressmen or congresswomen write a law getting this straightened out. They all talk big like O'Dip, but what is needed is ACTION, Not a lot of BS as which is normal for government idiots.

  • akble

    Remember in Iowa in the 60's they Boys reformatory had huge vegetable garderns raised by the boys and used for them. The "do-gooders" stepped in and said the produce was not USDA approved and they could no longer use to feed themselves. Now they spend big bucks to replace it with vegetables grown in Chile, Honduras and God knows where else. The left threw out common sense years ago.

  • Brabado

    This despicable and amoral action by Obama's bureaucrats and politicians in Luisiana, against homeless people, goes to show America that sick and insensitive minds, are not limited, to Washington DC bureacrast and politicians... But we all iknew that, didn't we?

    Wonder what La. Gov. Bobby Jindal had to say about it???

  • iamsurrounded

    Only our government could be so incredibly stupid. In NY, you can't donate homemade food because they don't know how much "bad" stuff is in it - they would rather see people starve. But a lot of people voted for the Nanny Government, so they shouldn't complain.

    "Outlawed are food donations to homeless shelters because the city can’t assess their salt, fat and fiber content, reports CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer." - See more at: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/03/19/bloomberg-strikes-again-nyc-bans-food-donations-to-the-homeless/#sthash.AYRpeNp5.dpuf

    • krk

      in england after WWII, the government had no choice but to feed the population horse meat. How many years they were on rations, all through the war, and most of the 1950's. and they sure didn't want it , or like it, but they ate it, because they had to. It gave protein to their children and kept them alive so they could rebuild their Country. They would have been thrilled to be offered a serving of venison. which even today there is about $75 equiv in american money per serving at a restaurant.

  • Sally Markowitz

    Probably got rid of it because they are against hunting.They don't care about hungry people; they just care about their agenda.

  • Driver_S

    In my state we have a program promoted by the Division Of Wildlife where hunters can donate venison to be used at shelters and food banks. You would think every state would have a program set up for wild game meat to be donated for worthy and needed substance to be used by those in need. Contact your state reps and try to get them involved in starting a wild game food program if your state doesn't have one.

    • Brabado

      Driver S:
      Congratulations for living in a civilized State!
      Aparently the Obama minions, have not inflitrated your State Governement...
      Please, mention the name of your State, so that it may be recognized by everyone and praised!
      Thank you.

      • Driver_S

        I hope this doesn't break any rules to copy/paste this info from the Oh. DNR web site. Here's some info;

        Share the Bounty

        There are several organizations in Ohio fighting hunger by helping hunters donate a portion or all of their venison to folks who need it.

        The Division of Wildlife wishes to thank you, the Ohio hunter, for making a difference by donating your venison to the hungry of our state.

        FARMERS AND HUNTERS FEEDING THE HUNGRY

        (FHFH) is an outreach ministry called upon to help feed venison and other big game to the hungry among us. This program began in 1997 and continues to grow, with representation in more than one-half of the United States.

        To make a donation, contact FHFH. Go to the national website (www.fhfh.org), go to Donate Deer, select Ohio from the list of states, and find an active chapter near you. Look at the processors available for that chapter. Each chapter has a contact person and the processor's name and address.

        Venison donated to food banks must be processed by a local or state-inspected and insured meat processor who is participating with FHFH. Hunters wishing to donate their deer to a food bank are not required to pay for the processing of the venison as long as the program has funds available to cover the cost. A subsidy grant from the Division of Wildlife was awarded to FHFH to help with the costs of venison processing

        http://www.fhfh.org

        Find participating butchers in Ohio

        SPORTSMEN AGAINST HUNGER

        This program helps share nature's bounty with the hungry. This program is active in all 50 states of the U.S., in parts of Canada, and in several countries around the world.

        Deer hunters wishing to help fight hunger and homelessness may donate venison to Ohio food pantries by contacting Safari Club International on their website (www.safariclubfoundation.org) under Sportsmen Against Hunger. Deer meat will be accepted during any of the Ohio deer seasons.

  • thestormy

    Department of Health,"SAY," a homeless person complained. Really? Sounds to me that someone who volunteers may have rated them off. You have a better chance of getting sick from eating U.S.D.A. stamped meat than deer meat.

  • redneck63625

    "We're here from the Yankee Government, and we're here to help..."

  • coleche

    If this article doesn't get carried by the mainstream news companies, then all our comments are wasted. Does anyone truly think NBC, CBS, ABC, or CNN really care?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1361737268 Hallie Lewis Roberts

    This is totally outrageous!

  • http://www.facebook.com/colin.mackenzie.35 Colin MacKenzie

    ok. so now I suppose we need liability forms to be signed by the folks receiving FREE meals to HOLD HARMLESS and Waive Subrogation rights before the Shelter gives them FREE food. Then the shelter needs to set it self up as a non-profit SOCIAL CLUB so they can have "meetings" in which volunteer members SHARE sustenance as part of their "social club" activities -- then tell the government gestapo to stay the hell off their property!!!! aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrgggghhhhhh. What is happening to the America I worked hard to enter and become a naturalized citizen after serving in the USAF????????? "I have seen the enemy, and it is us!"

  • http://twitter.com/csh1959 csh1959

    No the gov wants to make sure that everyone is on foodstamps and if you don't qualify then you need not to exist. Instead of being grateful that it is one less mouth that they have to feed. We eat deer meat and fish, it has got us thru some hard times. Things are just going to get worse. I've read articles in different underground news and political articles where Michelle will be elected next race and again he will rule another 2 terms thru her. Or he will just pass a law where he can serve another term. We shall see.

  • wandaz

    C'mon now, we have to protect those folks from any chance of sickness because they are going to be needed at the next election when called upon and bused in to vote for the next Democratic candidate for president. Unless Obama nominates himself emperor and we have endure this pinko crap until the Republicans find a leader that will know exactly where his cahones are and put and end to this ridiculousness we are having to endure at the present.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maryanne-Greenberg/100002136565995 Maryanne Greenberg

    Government at work, wow, they produce NOTHING, the government produce nothing but rules and regulations. I guess it is easier for these people to starve to death rather than feed them. Make me sick to my stomach. They also go into raw milk producers and smash the bottles. I don't care what anyone eats, but I am sickened by taking perfectly good meat and destroying it. Have we had enough of this yet????

  • larrygrant876

    I have simplified most of my posts. Now they just say, " Liberalism is a mental illness".

  • outofsteam

    I am so pissed off after reading this. Whoever did this should be tested for some mental problems like people who want to buy guns. It's bad enough that the got rid of it but then to douse it with bleach is incomprehensible. What a huge waste!!! I can't even type without having to make so many corrections I'm so ......And was this really a homeless person who complained or was that a lie? The hunters who donated some of their kill, the processors who dressed the meat should be and are most certainly really mad. This needs more investigation. Something doesn't sound right, mostly the "homeless" person who complained. I think it's a pile of crap. Got to post before I type anything else.

  • Pclages

    Truly bizarre..

  • gnafuasusual

    Was the deer meat tested for any problems before throwing it away? What kind of nincompoops are we dealing with? The complainer should have gone to the White House where tofu and Hamas would have been served.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dale.netherton Dale Netherton

    Where is the governor on this?

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.andersonsr Robert Anderson Sr

    Can't believe Gov. Jindel (sp) would go along with this? Wake up Louisiana and VOTE your HEART !! Get RID of these LIBERAL COMMUNISTS !!

  • Veteranasm

    Typical educated idiots, a steak full of steriods is what they eat, so good food goes in the
    dumpster, What a waste of great food !!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lou-Rodgers/100001330005287 Lou Rodgers

    Look to the legislator for the answer. Probably some meat processer of market chain complained that donated deer meat cut into thier profit, hence the law

  • Texsheva

    Well, there you have the problem....they don't operate on Gov't funding, so they're going to ruin things to MAKE them. I say the lawmakers need to CHANGE that law in a HURRY!!!! This is completely unconscionable!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lee.riffee Lee Riffee

    Idiots who deliberately waste food like that deserve to go hungry and starve, especially since they robbed poor hungry people of food. I guess it's better for the homeless to eat beef, pork and poultry that's loaded up with hormones and anti-biotics and God knows what (and most livestock are fed unnatural foods that these animals would have never eaten if they were wild animals, which contributes to the meat being less healthy than pastured livestock or wild game for consumers). I don't mean to sound like a libtard, but some of the conditions in factory farms are terrible and you may end up eating sickly animals, so in that regard you are far more likely to get good meat from a healthy wild animal.

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.jines.98 David Jines

    Could you pass the Grey Poupon?

  • http://www.facebook.com/greta.farris Greta Farris

    The goverment workers could care less about people. The Goverment does not care about any one.

  • akright

    The homeless person probably wanted lobster. I'm so sick and tired of people wanting, wanting and yet complain. Liberals - the complainer and the gestapo agents.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-A-Naguski/100000894223988 John A. Naguski

    Just our wonderful government at work again. Like the Brits said to the Irish just let them eat cake. What a wonderful country we used to have.

  • wildman

    Someone should contact the Governor and ask him why his fools are raiding a homeless shelter for the food that they feed the homeless? Most hungry people would be happy to have venison and this was a private enterprise that took no gov. money, this smells kind of strange and I happen to remember that Bobby Jindal is the gov, a dude that shows good sense. Perhaps there should be an investigation of that idiot group and heads should roll as in fired. Then they could see if they liked free venison. What a group of dodos.

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.jines.98 David Jines

    Just to how them (government) how you feel you should go out and slaughter all of the homeless in your state.

  • JT1964

    In the words of Forrest Gump, "Stupid is as stupid does". What the heck could have been wrong with venison that was packaged by a meat processing plant? How about the hunters that thought that they were donating to the worthy cause? Makes absolutely no sense. Now the people who would have been fed with that venison will have to go without healthy meat. Maybe they can bring in some high quality fast food, hot dogs or spam to replace it(sarcasm intended). Our family has been eating Wisconsin venison for generations and it is EXCELLENT!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jacob.sever Jacob Owen Sever

    Finally, an article on here that hasn't completely pissed me off. Dare I say, even agree.

  • george willingmyre

    A US House Resolution from 2007 Gingrey’s Hunters for the Hungry Resolution passes House H. Res. 79 honors hunters who donate venison to the hungry
    U.S. Capitol http://gingrey.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=75170

    Washington - As part of the inaugural Congressional Sportsmen’s Week, the U.S. House of Representatives today passed H. Res. 79, a resolution honoring the work of Hunters for the Hungry programs throughout the country. As an active member of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus, Congressman Phil Gingrey introduced the resolution to honor our nation’s hunters, who help feed thousands of homeless and hungry people each year. Hunters for the Hungry – a co-operative endeavor among hunters, sportsman’s associations, meat processors and hunger relief organizations – donates thousands of pounds of excess venison to homeless shelters and soup kitchens each year. In a speech before the House of Representatives, Congressman Gingrey highlighted the efforts of sportsmen like Nick Ballinger of Floyd County, who operates Pure Cuts Deer Processing, a volunteer organization that feeds thousands of hungry and underprivileged people in Northwest Georgia.

    “Hunters for the Hungry allows sportsmen to use their passion in support of those who need it most,” said Gingrey. “I am proud to see that my fellow sportsmen have come together to address the problem of hunger in our nation. Hunters for the Hungry provides a great example of how our nation can address issues like hunger without government intervention. Nick Ballinger is just one of many kind hearted hunters throughout this country, who donate their time and money to help those in need. We need to encourage others to think like our sportsmen and find ways to use their unique talents to help others.”

    Hunters for the Hungry includes groups in 49 of the 50 states; Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry serves Northwest Georgia.

    H. Res. 79 unanimously passed the House.

    Below, please find the video, audio and text of Congressman Gingrey’s remarks in support of H. Res 79. To watch the video, click on the link below, or paste the link into your web browser.

    http://recap.fednet.net/archive/Buildasx.asp?sProxy=80_hflr092407_040.wmv&sTime=00:00:01.0&eTime=00:03:15&duration=00:03:13.0&UserName

  • CaptTurbo

    The real health threat is starvation. The government regulations will starve us all.

  • netandyawho

    Deer meat, if cooked properly, would be a lot safer than USDA inspected meat. Besides that, venison has a lot less cholesterol than most farm raised meats.
    Maybe its time to to force such public dictator servants out of their plush non thinking jobs and let them settle into poverty so that they will find themselves in charity based food lines. I am sure they will be more than thankful to eat any meats served them including venison.

  • abouthadit

    Change the law and fire the bureaucrats.

  • Arthur Ittus

    Fck 'em, let 'em starve to death!!!!! Then soak w/gas, burn 'em so no animals will get sick~

    • netandyawho

      You really don't want to "Fck 'em" do you. They are probably loaded with STD's.

  • John Jones

    Our government at ALL LEVELS is insane. The bureaucrats who have somehow gotten into positions of authority don't have the wit or soul required to exercise whatever compassionate discretion the law allows. They ONLY seem to have the constant UNdiluted goal of showing everyone that THEY are in charge, and whatever they decide is the FINAL unalterable decision. We can just go to hell, for all they care. Sadly, these are precisely the kind of utterly disconnected, passionless followers of orders that have historically enabled, supported, and conducted the most horrific slaughters of their own people, calmly documenting for their masters that, yes, they followed orders precisely and completely. No one above will ever find any detail left undone; no discretionary, accidental errors. And for GOD's sake, there will be NO EXCEPTIONS.

    God Help us, we have been living in a POLICE STATE for years now.

  • Marlin208

    Here is their Utopia under the libs. Everyone in the shelter should go hungry because of one ingrate. Gone are the days when we could help each other, it is now mandated by the libs and since they can spend like there is no tomorrow, why should they let the shelter get FREE food. Hell, make the tax payers pay for everything and throw good free food away. It is so sad because I used to remember a place called America.

  • po1orw

    Just another example of out government going astray. It does not matter if it is local, state, or federal. They are paranoid and assinine.

  • http://twitter.com/JasonGriest Jason Griest

    I think before Gov. Bobby Jindal jumps on the GOP about not doing their jobs he needs to do his in his own state. Just the waste alone is sorry leadership on Jindals part.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003500196699 Joyce Jenkins

    just another example of stupidity

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Randy-Brown/100001040612639 Randy Brown

    These are those wonderful folks who have a lock on compassion. Too bad they don't have any sense. Idiocy run amuck. Is it possible to ge a refrigerated truck and apporpriate 1600 pounds of beef and serve it to these people, even if it isn't as healthy? Inmates. Asylum. HEELLLPP!!!!!

  • fcsuszka

    I read this article with great interest. I am appalled that perfectly good meat was destroyed. I mean totally destroyed by some turd pouring bleach on it.

    It’s odd how the government will bend the rules that appear to them as beneficial. If it pleases them, benefits them, turn your back on the rule… Sweet.

    What is the answer here? Actually what is the question? They are “protecting” the people who eat at the Rescue Mission? How is that possible? Oh I see… Hmmm I’VE GOT IT! Serve horse meat… Yeah that will do the trick. I mean after all isn’t that better than deer meat? Asinine jackasses that they are.

    The stupidity of our government never ceases to amaze me. If it benefits to poor, the homeless or those in need, trash it. Feeding the homeless and those with families who are unemployed should be a priority. By what I read in the article, the Rescue Mission depends upon donations not any government entity. One would think someone with intelligence would see this and allow these people to be fed. Oh well, I guess I am preaching to the choir and beating a dead horse. No pun intended.
    Send the meat to me. I know families in need that would be greatful for the donation.

  • kathy 58

    Asomeone dealing with breast cancer and enjoys meat, I would rather eat deer meat then the chemical,hormone ,antibiotic crap you buy in the store. I'm sick of all these gov't gestapo who has done more harm to our health, like everything they touch turns to crap . out of our homes,our hospitals, shelters,schools etc, do what your supposed to, protect the citizens & uphold the constituttion

    • netandyawho

      Kathy 58, I have added you to my prayer list for a permanent cure. May God bless you and your loved ones.

      • kathy 58

        netandyawho Thank u for your prayers

  • mrbp

    This is why we cannot let them disarm we patriots who will stand up to them. What is happening to the southern states? Its seems like they have been invaded by nazis.

    • netandyawho

      To be more exact, you should have written: " Its seems like they have been invaded by Nazis Democrats from Illinois, New York, and Washington, D.C. among others"...

      • mrbp

        That figures. I have a lot of old friends down that way, and they are not happy either. The northerners should have to have a pass port with a visa requirement approved by the local folks before they can own anything there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/elwood.gratto Elwood Gratto

    the deer hunters should lay charges if possible

  • Brendajanetorres

    Isn't it just heart-warming to see the government so concerned and taking such good care of us????

  • bungicord

    They only hire the intelligence challenged folks at the state health agencies. Those stupid enough to think they're saving the public by throwing away good meat.

  • BillboyBaggins

    Everyone responsible should be charged with conspiracy to steal and destroy private property, theft and destruction of private property, unlawful search and seizure, invasion of privacy, etc.

  • http://twitter.com/Pieman211 PieMan

    What a bunch of brainless idiots.

  • 57girl

    Is it any wonder our Government has this Nation swimming in debt? If there's not a law already, they'll make one. Some FREE Country we live in ... We live in a Nanny Nation, no one can afford.

  • [email protected]

    These government idiots should be rounded up and fed any kind of road-kill after of course it's been inspected after a few days! What a bunch of stupid people.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charles-Chapman/1189989157 Charles Chapman

    The government trips on its own policies more often than not.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pamela-Dunn/100000108092512 Pamela Dunn

    The person complaining HAD to be some fat Donkeys Butt that belongs to PETA and couldn't stand the thought of eating Bambi. They would RATHER have people STARVE.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pamela-Dunn/100000108092512 Pamela Dunn

    The people in the health dept that did this asinine act should be fired and sent to a homeless shelter.

  • http://www.subgenius.com/pam1/pamphlet_p1.html jesus_loves_you

    Coonass retards.

  • http://www.facebook.com/clifford.dill Clifford Dill

    The person who complained obviously was not that needy and should not be there........

  • TheEngineer73

    Once again the ugly deeds of government intervention prevail, and those who the government is supposed to protect and serve go without. Until the voters change the people who are elected to office, we will see this type of abusive use of power.

  • Charlie

    Whom ever didthis deed needs to eat some of the meat with the bleach. Truely unbelieveable BS.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ann.bates.908 Ann Bates

    if this shelter had been using venison for years to feed the homeless why no previous complaints? health depts are state and local. why would LA tell hunters to donate what they could not use and then destroy it? This is smelling fishier and fishier to me.
    As for USDA inspections, have you seen how a steer lives for the last three months of its life?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bill-Strickland/1603658279 Bill Strickland

    Was he force to eat it?? I didnt think so. OHH yeah, I forgot,---if you are a liberal--and dont want something---then--you deem I shouldnt have it either. OK --got it now!!

  • ONTIME

    Then I supposey that same reasoning, that the salmon given to the orphange for the kids is a contaminated as the meat from deer...I am surprised we peons are allowed to hunt the King's deer...elitism is what communism is...

  • Enrique823

    Her's an idea: Change the law La.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jalina-Susan-Stutte/1064345572 Jalina Susan Stutte

    This is the start of our Govt. taking our food and straving us because it will cut the population down to a more controlable size! Hitler and Stalin did it and dont think that this cant happen in America, it's here.

  • CharlieFromMass

    D-U-M-B stupid!

    Open season on health inspectors and idiot legislators/political hacks?

  • http://www.facebook.com/don.lovell.7 Don Lovell

    I want the head of the moron responsible on a Pike, How insulting In Louisiana, where people routinely eat stuff that has to be made to stay in the pot..............

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.buchman.9 Robert Buchman

    As the person below said, someone at the shelter getting a free meal has some nerve complaining about being fed venison. If the shelter is a private venture I would say the taking of the meat was theft. Yes, by law they couldn't serve it however, the state had no legal right to confiscate and destroy it as they did not provide it and it WASN'T ON STATE PROPERTY!
    I'd be looking for a good lawyer and go for their throat. Inform the operator of the law, issue a cease and desist order regarding the venison and leave. If serving continued then arrest. The states actions at this point amount to trespass and theft and they should be held accountable and through lawsuit and getting money is the best way to hurt them.

  • ATLDave

    There's a solution thats pretty simple. The Rev from the missionary needs to make an issue of this. "Cite the law", If this has been done for years then its obvious that the law needs to be changed. Instead of being outraged the congressman should move to strike the law (if there is one) or at least the part where wild game is talked about and state very clearly what is meant by wild game. There are some animals that some hunters will kill and eat that may not be what we want to feed the homeless.

  • souper

    Where's Bobby Genital on this issue? The so called conservative Gov.

  • MUF69

    Some people are born stupid others become liberals and have it given to them when they drink the water. This is stupid as it gives. Deer meat has been harvested and given to shelters and the needed for years. I remember it from my youth some 60 years ago. Yes as others have pointed out it is healthier than any other meat. It controls the dear populations. The only thing is it offends the liberial to no end.
    Yes let them eat cake but that is too many carbs and will kill the needy faster so the are not a long term problem as it is easier for the Libs to control their vote.
    As my wife is reminding me how many children are starving in America and yet these idiots waste the very good that God has given us. Shame on these insane liberals.

  • Centurian2010

    This is just pure stupidity. Makes no sense at all.

  • dad666

    get rid of the rule and the stupid politicians that put it in place.

  • jon dovi

    Louisiana health officials...What a joke. You just slapped a lot of good people in the face by destroying good food for people that need it. I hope you dig deep in your pockets to replace that meat with some grade A beef....What a bunch of idiots...

  • 03redmach

    Here is another case where one whiner ruins it for everyone else.

  • Lady Liberty

    Another "I'm offended" whiner who creates yet a new situation which NEVER should have been allowed to take place. I wish their names would be published for replies from the public.
    So, today, it is ME who is offended! Very offended at this waste of perfectly good food AND of the contemptuous disregard of homeless people, who would have been well served this nutrition! So how will MY being terribly offended be received?...and met? I would be less offended if the dumb bureaucrats who advocated this action be deprived of their food for a week ... or even a day... and also be replaced with intelligent and compassionate people who will do better at the job! It will be interesting to see how MY 'delicate feelings' are appeased......

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patricia-Neal-Moreno/1617333102 Patricia Neal-Moreno

    That's just wrong. Wasting perfectly good food, throwing it away and dousing it with poison, just wrong in so many ways.

  • http://www.facebook.com/barbjeanpatton Barb Patton

    It is going to get worse.. No one is safe anymore. New York has the Nanny that will not allow soda to be sold which are in 16oz bottles and now this!!!!!!! I am disgusted. I am sure that many of those homeless people go dumpster diving at night because they are hungry

  • http://www.facebook.com/jpwilchjr John Wilch

    That idiot that complained should be denied serves for the rest of his miserable life, but alas that lazy individual will not.I just thought of something instead of being denied serve them nothing but rabbit food. God I wish I had a venison steak.

  • Vince

    Justice more of the same incompetence and shear stupidity no flexibility funny that's what makes a good business person. Being flexible bending rules a little
    Thus us why our gov is broken and bankrupt Antiquated rules and regulations

  • gaigene_bob

    The problem is that the meat was not given by comrade Obama. Thus there would be no gratitude to the all mighty govt. from whom all blessings flow. These homeless and needy people would have been grateful to God or to their neighbors or church!!!! Heaven forbid!! Only comrade Obama and his USDA goons can feed you!!!

  • jsmithcsa

    Deer meat is darned good. I haven't had any for a few years and miss it.

    The guy who complained should have been asked to leave if s/he doesn't appreciate what the hungers have done for him/her. Maybe he'd rather eat a rat in an alley.

  • DJ_Fisher

    I'm beginning to think that the government only employs fools and idiots.

  • http://www.facebook.com/carol.r.hill.5 Carol R Hill

    Are they out of their minds these people need the food and they do this horrible act.
    What were they thinking?
    They need to thrown into jail TODAY and that is a fact.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1640588649 Jehanne V Balaban

    "...after someone at the shelter complained about being fed deer meat..."

    Really, someone complained about a free hot meal being supplied to them at the generosity of others? Even this nation's homeless have entitlement mentality!

    • disqus_lJapfzCIUh

      The homeless wants to get paid....after all lots were rounded up during the elections for their votes for the El Mao...Another manufactured crisis by the Obamas...

      We all know that with the last year's drought...animals are not available as the farmers had to sell at a loss because they could not afford to feed their cattles ....there goes the prices....and the government throws good meat away...No common sense....like our Dear Harvard Graduate...they don't know....after all being the Elites...they don't eat that stuff...Only Kobe Steak for Moo-Moo...

  • greyhound44

    ALL DIMLIBS starting at the top of the food chain need to be eliminated!

  • jb80538

    THAT'S just STUPID!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ronald.christopher.393 Ronald Christopher

    He called it insulting??? Whoopie Doo. Welcome to obama's Hell America.

  • DC/Tex

    Every day that that the non-citizen muslim stays in the Whitehouse the worse it is going to get. Before he is through he will make Hitler look compassionate. The Whitehouse is like a big white toilet that is full and needs to be flushed.

  • SoWhatBubb

    Are any of these lousy bureaucrats going to get fired for their blatant stupidity and wastefulness? Do any of these vile jerks ever get fired for anything, or are they bulletproof? I know that they are not bulletproof, literally.

  • Harold

    When you have dimwits who are really dimwits. you can expect anything.. They probably got paid off by someone or a company that wanted to sell the Mission meat that they processed. After all LA, has the most corrupt government in the country, with one exception, that would be Washington, D.C.

  • Kristen Hauer

    Why am I shocked? Our dear president has passed a bill allowing the slaughtering of horses for meat processing and Ikea stores have been selling horse meat as beef but hey that's okay. Now we have shelters tossing deer meat. What the heck is wrong with our country. Native Americans, settlers, and generations have feasted on deer meat. Maybe Obama can can increase budget spending so the shelters can be supplied with filet mingon. I'm so appalled with the way our country is headed. Come to think of it .... Maybe the destroying of the deer meat is actually part of the governments plan to reduce the population. Starve the homeless and deny the elderly healthcare.

  • [email protected]

    What a waste.its time to put our government in its place.people who work for the government cant work in the real world

  • http://www.facebook.com/vernon.walters.3 Vernon Walters

    I say take those that said the meat had to be thrown away or threw it way and poured or had clorox onto the meat for the federal law states that no animal meat that was taken by hunting shall be let to spoil etc. So they have just broken the federal law over the game meat. So they should be sent to jail and put through court and sent to prison in my opinion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1216141850 Kaara Mia Wyatt

    It's all part of Agenda 21 , we are not viable , the globalists plan to mass genocide the human race . Lots of evil is afoot , folks. such as the Bildebergs , Illuminatis, 300 . I am not religious by any means, but just look around. The Globalists mean to starve us out, poison us, to out right kill us.....everything is connected....we MUST not loose our 2nd Amendment people....or we will surely parish. We will be a conquered people. Our country has been hijacked , Obama is trying to control every aspect of our lives.... he is nothing but a LIAR and a CHEAT. He is just a puppet for what is to come, which is much worse then he is....he will be ushering in China...and most likely the Soviet Union. Wake up people !!!!

  • ValleyCounty

    Some people have sucked at the government teat so long they think they are entitled....They complain about a "free" meal, then put them out and feed one that will appreciate the meal. I for one am getting sick of this administration and its gestapo ways. Hopefully the state will take action against the state employees the joined this fiasco.....

  • disqus_lJapfzCIUh

    It's O.K. for the homeless to eat out of the dumpsters with the rodents....cockroaches...parasites....but...not the good healthy venison...Another Bloomberg living in LA now?...What a bunch of idiots...Wait until El Meister's Health Care Plan really starts....we haven't seen anything yet...Shame on ALL these f*g DemocRATS for allowing El Mao to continue his assault on the American People...No wonder they want our guns...unlike them...we are not as rotten to the core....so we are not fighting...yet...Obama ate dogs and cockroaches when he was young[Obama's words]...and....that same Health Dept said it's O.K. to eat roadkill....The "O Agenda" really want to kill us...

  • http://www.facebook.com/jlclinkingbeard38 Jerry Clinkingbeard

    It is criminal to waste any good eatible thjing be it animal, vegetable or fruit. The Government--I don' t give a damn-- be it state or federal need to keep there every lobvin stinkin nose out--- We have a would be HITLEER in WA D C dictating what, where, when, how & whatever we should be doing. Only the Gov't seems to know what is best---B.S. Let's twell them when, where,how, & what they should do & make them punch a clock & be held accountable for any waste while on their watch. Fire them We are the employer they work for us stand up have you had enough yet.

  • sgtshel

    When the freebe's run out ...rat meat might look pretty good!

  • vinny

    what a$$holes!

  • http://twitter.com/Enubus Enubus

    I find hunting animals disgusting, but once it was done and the deer was butchered and the meat went to the mission, it is a very good source of protein, and to destroy it because of some idiot who didn't want to eat it is a travesty! The state agency should be purged!

  • okihadit

    yep, if you can take care of the homeless with out the goverment, you must be closed down.

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.batchelder.31 David Batchelder

    what a waste and what a shame. Full scale riots will soon be at your door. With fools like this, but also the person who supposedly complained. Might not have been anyone, just a cover to come in and eliminate the food. Either way, sad and wasteful for the so called gov who states they hate waste. The people of the agency that did it, they waste good air everyday by just existing to cause pain for others. Soon I am sure, the ground will rumble.

  • Nathan51

    Cake? Let them eat Liberals! Fertilizer and food may be the only thing they are ever good for and the idiots at the shelter that started this stink fest deserve no better.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Burton-Hughes/100000690310672 Burton Hughes

    Those state agents should be furloughed without pay and what would have been their salaries used to buy 3000 pounds of grade beef for that mission.

  • Noni77

    Bring back tar and feathering...

  • matrix

    How about the state replace the meat they destroyed? And the one that complained about it, what do they want beef steak? Its just plain stupid. This country is full of airheads.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joanne-Lara/100002379807897 Joanne Lara

    the government has their nose stuck in way to many things, that they have no right to...look at the Governor of New York Bloomburg, he is a food Gestapo...now you cannot even get a 2 liter bottle op pop, with you pizza..what gives them the right to dictate to us..why are we letting them get away with this kind of stuff...they took food out of the mouths of the homeless, and even hope the animals starve, would,nt even let the animals eat it

  • sovereigntyofone

    God forbid we feed the homeless something " healthy " they might choke on it after eating out of trash cans and dumpsters. Of course we couldn't feed them deer meat because after all it doesn't have all the government required additives, red dyes, preservatives, artificial coloring to make it look like meat, and who knows what else in the meats we buy at supper markets. I mean honestly how can someone have a chance of getting some form of " mad cow disease " if they eat natural deer meats. Last but not least, they should find out who turned them in and not feed the sob.

  • organicroseski2

    During F. Roosevelt's watch during the Great Depression, produce and livestock was destroyed while families went hungry. This must be a related mind set. What is wrong with these wasteful people?

  • pikemaster1

    I don't think that the people from the Health Dept. there are healthy to eat either ,so maybe we should pour bleach on them and throw them in the dumpster ?? Sad thing here is that they will get away with this criminal act against the poor and hungry.God bless.

  • Greg B

    I strongly suspect the anti-venison law was passed because big-cattle agribusinesses lobbied [ie, bribed] to have it passed, so they could make money selling beef to the shelters.

  • organicroseski2

    During the Great Depression, during F. Roosevelt's watch, produce and livestock was destroyed--and families were starving. Same mind set--dirty government officials. Since they did not want to feed the homeless, why didn't the meat go to a zoo?

  • Conservative Not Republican

    In far too many instances, government is stupid beyond belief. In order to work for the government, seemingly, one must throw out all common sense and logic. That was certainly the case in this instance.

  • durrmoment

    WE CANNOT ALLOW A POTENTIALLY SERIOUS HEALTH THREAT TO ENDANGER THE PUBLIC?!?!?!?!? What about the deer hunters that take deer home and eat them all the time???? Are they not the public???? (durr slaps his forehead here) Oh Yea! Maybe they can eat it because they are gun toters and are considered less than human!

  • WhiteFalcon

    This is why government should rarely be in control of anything. They can't find their butts with both hands and a flashlight. Governments are composed mostly of liars, cheats, thieves, and idiots.

  • Lerojist

    Thanks to those hunters that donated to the shelter.

    What can we expect from the ungodly in our government? God warned us about man's government. We are now a communist nation.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/54LHR5MEAWQITAUYLPMG6YPSTE freakforfringe

    What a waste! Did the homeless man have the health dept on speed dial???

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/54LHR5MEAWQITAUYLPMG6YPSTE freakforfringe

    I want NAMES! Who is head of the Health Dept? Hiltler?

  • Southerngent1555

    I would call starvation a potentially serious health threat. I hope the state is forced to reimburse the mission.

  • Chief47

    Time to throw out the people who threw out the deer meat.

  • Marilyn Z

    I was raised on the stuff....those people are nuts. I am 70 and couldn't be healthier. There has to be some other reason for this lunacy.

  • Blomsoy

    These thugs behave as insanely as our Coos County, Oregon, "Health Department",
    so can we assume they are in one form or another nationwide ? Sure !
    The ones in the article should be charged with vandalism and made to
    personally pay back the shelter for the destroyed food - and loose

    their "jobs". Again: the motto of these bureaucrats is: When nothing
    is reasonable nothing can be truly mad.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Charles-Linda-Bond/100000575975777 Charles Linda Bond

    The State needs to pay and the People need to stand to and make them get rid of that rule.

  • mark

    Confiscation of "illegal meat", destroying all evidence ...no possibility of a trial, is a SERIOUS violation of these peoples rights to a trial for violating the law. Oh...I am so wrong... This was a "religious establishment".. In the USA ,they have no rights. How silly of me to forget. Well any way as "Christians, they are taught to be submissive. No reprisals here. Todays Christians are COWARDS anyway. Yesterdays bible believers had guts and humility, totally opposite of today. If that weren't so then there would have not been a Revolutionary War, nor a United States today. That is written historical fact !

  • Thebes42

    Its a sin to waste good meat.
    The officials responsible should be dealt with by the hungry people of their county.

  • Wayne

    Who is the idiot that brought this law up in the first place? More to the point why in the hell did they pass this thing into law. You want good meat, venison is really good, low fat and talk about natural.

  • http://twitter.com/ABBAsFernando Ken Bowman

    Extremely contemptible behaviour on the part of FASCIST government officials. Each individual involved with this OUTRAGE must be punished in every way possible. How low is it to starve the homeless? Sounds to me more like Stalin's Soviet Union murdering those people for daring to find food to eat.

    Round up the Communists and Fascists and throw the bums OUT!

  • ArtF

    I would strongly suggest that the dollar value of that deer meat be TAKEN from the Health Gestapo in ALL of Louisiana to pay for the needed replacement meat to feed these folks. I don't care if the Health Gestapo go hungry for many months until the debt is paid in full. What a joke state.

  • quipster

    What a waste of such good meat this should not happen.

  • quipster

    Went hunting for Caribou in Canada about 20 years years ago. We could take two Caribou a piece but we could only take 250 pounds of of meat apiece across the border. Canada took the rest of the meat we had and gave it to old folks homes (not a bad deal) !!

  • http://www.facebook.com/timbalionguy Tim Stoffel

    This is worse than barbaric, and is horrible stewardship of something that a creature had to die to give to us. I hope someone is held accountable for this, and pays heavy fines or does time. Venison is a rare treat for me, and every bite is savored! The same is true of the animals I work with who would be just as happy for a hunk of venison. Here in Nevada, it is illegal to destroy or let spoil game meat. I wish that were true everywhere.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ronald.r.johnson.357 Ronald R. Johnson

    We have and put up with to much Giovernment

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=604698194 Earl D. Todd Sr.

    Don't Bite the hand that feeds you , My Heart gose out to the Hunters of Louisiana ,But guys you can't fix STUPID..

  • danimal

    I lived in New Orleans for several years, and seen some of the crap they call food. The deer down there don't have the flavor of a "corn fed" northern deer, but are meat just the same, and mama always told me not to waste food. WTF are they thinkin?

  • http://www.facebook.com/carol.eskin Carol Grosvenor Eskin

    I think they should give them steak...(mad cow disease)...what are they thinking? I just made a venison pot pie which was excellent...Someone has got to stop these people...

  • ginjit.dw

    There is no thinking allowed in the Louisiana health dept. Ketchup is allowed. Venison no. It's not about feeding the hungry, it's just not.

  • cmjay

    That HOMELESS person who complained should have been thrown out . Did he expect to be served FILET MIGNON?

    • MyronJPoltroonian

      I suspect (could an enterprising reporter out there please find out what the facts are? And don't settle for "An Anonymous Source") that one of the volunteers is an anti-hunting, animal rights activist. Of course, it could be on of the "Clients" or an activist posing as one, but we'll never know unless the facts are unearthed. I can heard it now: "Hey, man, just because I'm homeless [and dependent upon others for my sustenance] doesn't mean I don't still care about Bambi."

  • RufusChoate

    Let people hunt the Homeless and you'll solve hunger and homelessness without a shot being fired and the homeless will mysteriously disappear. It is all a scam. They are bums and the last thing they need is a home or for anyone to waste good venison on them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=769663046 Richard Kantz

    THAT'S SURE A WASTE OF GOOD MEAT, BETTER CHANGE YOUR LAWS

  • http://www.righthook38.com righthook38

    No, of course we don't want to them to potentially get sick, but we don't mind starving them. Awesome.

  • RLM357

    STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES! Vote another DemocRAT into Office for more of the same. Personally I love Deer Meat (Venisen) Buffalo is bland and needs to be seasoned but is also very good and lean. We need to tell the Liberals that Illegals 'Taste like Chicken' ! LOL! ~Rick Magee, FL

  • Richard Deerfield
  • http://www.facebook.com/hunter.d.patton Hunter Dean Patton

    Well if that's the rule's there...should someone(s) be changing the rules/updating them as the State and Governments say? Well???

  • daves

    I totally prefer beef over venison. Venison is too gamey tasting.

  • 03redmach

    Here is another example of a whiner ruining things for everyone else. It doesn't matter how good the intensions, Someone is going to complain.

  • Walt

    Doesn't LA have a Wonton Waste Law like AK? Several thousand $ in fines and maybe a year or so in the slam.

  • Asphalt_Ranger

    That's big brother looking out for us all...aren't we a lucky bunch..?!

  • tom nogaro

    one man's bambi is another man's bronto-breakfast. i say, let em all eat thumper. btw, thumper is just wagyu steak marinated in alsace forest wine, right mooch?

  • Wisconsinlady

    The homeless ingrate should have been shown the door along with the food Nazi's. Yet these same people will tell us they took food away from people "for their own good" and idiots will believe it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/arie.klapholz Arie Klapholz

    how could gov. bobby jindahl allow this? something's not right. BTW don't tell the Robertsons (Duck Dynasty) of West Monroe, LA

  • oldmagicman666

    Had ENOUGH yet? How much more of this stupidity are We going to take?

  • http://www.facebook.com/willie.stubbs Willie Stubbs

    How dare anyone offer non-gmo meat to the homeless! They need all those growth hormones and other crap found in beef just like the rest of us. The nanny state's only looking out for your best interests. If you go around eating wild animals your cholesterol may go down and big pharma will go out of business.

  • Juanita G Ricard

    What a shame. Someone gives to help and the government takes it away. They will get their come up stance. Just wait and see.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mike.hennech Mike Hennech

    Just another example of Govt. stupidity!

  • Douglas W. Rodrigues

    .....Your government in action. Bureaucrats are idiots!

  • Keenan Lee

    The person that complained, throw him out. Let him get his food someplace else. Thousands starve because of one. Get rid of him.

  • Krazeehors

    I hate to tell you this, but it isn't the FIRST time this has happened. My dad related a story that happened to his family and thousands of families in the country during the Great Depression.

    The government determined how much livestock each family "needed." That was ALL they were allowed to keep. The rest was to be destroyed and buried. This was the case for beef, swine, chickens and other poultry, everything.

    My grandfather asked the "government revenuer" WHY they couldn't butcher the cow they had to kill and give it to people in town who were starving to death and was told, point blank, that "If you don't butcher that cow and bury it, you will go to prison."

    My dad and his family stayed up all night long butchering that cow, canning the meat, stuffing the carcass with straw, and burying it. They weren't even allowed to tan the hide or use ANY part of the cow.

    The next day, the sheriff and the representative from the federal government came to my granddad's farm with long pikes, which they stuck in the ground where they had been told to bury the cow.

    Why? To make SURE that NOBODY got ANY of the meat from that carcass!!!

    It affected my dad for the rest of his life.

    The meat? It was smuggled into their town and distributed to the poor as soon as the government left.

    The same thing happened to my mom's family. They had to butcher any extra chickens and bury them. They couldn't use the meat, couldn't give the meat to those who didn't have enough food, etc. The same with swine, which were butchered, salted and cured, and hidden from the government.

    It happened all over the country and if you don't think it could happen again, you had better think again.

    And, by the way, it was EXACTLY the same with gardens, farms, etc. The government decided how much each person "needed." The rest was destroyed.

  • daledor

    They were looking out for the health of the homeless of course - no steroids, growth hormones, and Lord knows what else in the deer meat. When the government 'helps' you then watch out for your health and pocketbook.
    I have a simple idea - we vote them in, then tell them to go home and stay out of our affairs, and we will call you if we need you! Our economy, health, nation, sanity, might be restored!!!!

  • http://www.comcast.net Anne Gelinas

    Control control control CONTROL!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Linda-C-Dines/1547798249 Linda C. Dines

    Bureaucratic stupidity at work. The same thing happened during the wars when they found meat not dedicated to the government, if they couldn't have it no one could. Insanity and as Gelianas says Control, Control, CONTROL!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/David-Veselenak/100001118018542 David Veselenak

    You know, by now I think we - at least the sane thinking oppostion - can agree that tyranny has raised it's ugly heads, just look at all those dour, evil, half-crazed "Dem-O-Coms" at Kremlin West. The tree of liberty definitely need's the watering of the blood of patriots and tyrants that T. Jefferson had so wisely foreseen! Ain't no getting around it!

  • jimpeel

    I am not an animal rights wacko but those animals, from which this meat was taken, died for nothing. Their life's sacrifice was rendered meaningless by these bureaucrats.

  • CharlaS

    Here is an interesting article about horse meat for human consumption and a NM company who sued the USDA for not sending inspectors so the meat could be properly inspected, as required by law. It definitely pertains to this issue. http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2013/03/usda-set-to-approve-horse-meat-slaughter-in-us-2580708.html

  • akoby

    Typical government bureaucracy! The one person at the shelter who did not want to eat deer meat should have turned down the meal. There was no reason for the health department to get involved. This was a private charity operating in an efficient manner. Stupid is as stupid does.

  • Doxie

    The real reason for the destruction of this meat was because the shelter is operated WITHOUT government involvement; in other words, the shelter operates quite well with private monies. The government cannot stand for something to be doing well; it has to butt in and cause trouble. It's happening everywhere, not just at this mission but in all aspects of life. Just like the American taxpayer being forced to bail out General Motors and then GMC turns around and moves big operations to China; so take THAT tax payer! Just an example of how this corrupt regime operates. Investing billions into businesses like Solydra that go bankrupt, paying out huge bonuses to their big operators and cronies, then we have the 'fast and furious' fiasco, drones spying on private citizens, it just goes on and on...so, what the government did in Louisiana is about the same as when they forced law abiding citizens of Louisiana, using the excuse of Katrina, to give up their fire arms; these were fire arms the citizens had to protect themselves from roaming gangs that were stealing folks food and water supplies. The feds left these law abiding citizens defenseless; one video even shows a sheriff slapping down an old woman, in her kitchen, in order to take her tiny gun that looked to hold maybe 6 rounds in its magazine. It's a wonder that video ever made it to the internet.