Did Louisiana State Health Officials Pour Clorox on 1,600 Pounds of Deer Meat? Donated to Homeless?

Hungry?  Well, there's almost a ton of deer meat in the garbage dumpster...watch out for the Clorox!
Hungry? Well, there’s almost a ton of deer meat in the garbage dumpster…watch out for the Clorox!

Well, we all like to complain about bureaucracy, where our tax dollars go, and the like.  But a story that is circulating like mad on the Internet tonight may just well take the cake for government laws and regulations rallying against all forms of human common sense.  It seems that hunters across the state of Louisiana banded together for the cause of homeless and hungry people in their region and rallied together an amazing 1,600 pounds of deer meat that they donated to shelters.

That’s a lot of meat.  And a lot of dead deer (sorry PETA).  But it was all for a good cause, right, so who is keeping score?  Well it turns out Louisiana’s Department of Health and Hospitals is.  They have strict regulations that homeless, hungry people are not eat venison.  It is not allowed to be served in homeless shelters.  So, do we say thanks, but no thanks?  No.  Actually, they ordered the 1,600 pounds of venison thrown into garbage receptacles.  And just to make sure no one was cashing in on this party, the meat was soaked in Clorox bleach.

Now, everyone from hunters to hungry to taxpaying Americans in Louisiana wants to know why such a thing could happen.  Isn’t this government interference at its finest?  I mean, could they have not at the very least allowed the generous hunters to take their 1,600 pounds of nourishment back to do something else with it?  Instead, they took it to garbage dumpsters and doused it to Clorox.  Why Clorox?  Officially, they say that it is to prevent animals from eating the deer meat.  Apparently, it is so treacherous, that dousing it in ultra-poisonous bleach is the only way to make sure animals in the area are safe.  Oh, yeah.  And homeless people.

All for naught, eh?  I got an antler or two for your bureaucracy!
All for naught, eh? I got an antler or two for your bureaucracy!

But, if you want to go conspiracy on this, there is one angle besides the government not really wanting to help the people, which is not really conspiracy but pure, unadulterated fact.

You think the hunters that gathered this deer meat in mass quantity didn’t already know that there was a bullshit legislation against their meat?

Oh yes.  They knew exactly what a stir they were causing…although the Clorox bath might have been a bit of a surprise.

Hope no one was planning on venison for supper…

One thought on “Did Louisiana State Health Officials Pour Clorox on 1,600 Pounds of Deer Meat? Donated to Homeless?”

  1. And from the looks of the photos I’ve seen it was vacuum packed tenderloin. Which meant it was from a quality processor, probably USDA inspected. Properly processed venison tenderloin is some of the highest quality meat avaiable. A five star restaurant would likely charge $30 a plate for it. Another prime example of regulation run amok.

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