July 30, 2009
North Dakota Food Pantries To Serve Bullet-Killed Venison Again
By Dave Hurteau
From the Associated Press:
A North Dakota program that distributes venison to the needy will resume accepting deer that have been killed with lead bullets . . . [after accepting] only deer killed with arrows last year, fearing that firearm-shot meat might contain lead fragments.
Executive director Ann Pollert says venison that is distributed at food pantries will be labeled with a warning for pregnant women and young children because they are most at risk from lead poisoning.