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North Dakota Food Pantries To Serve Bullet-Killed Venison Again

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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.

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from country road wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Perhaps the label should also tell people, "If you bite down on a piece of lead, spit it out." Duh!

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from Armchair Mike wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

I can't get over the thousands of pounds of venison from food pantries around the country that was discarded because of this pseudo-science crap when it first made the rounds.

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from rabbitpolice88 wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Lead has been being used to kill animals for as long as there has been firearms. If there was any harm or serious side affects from shooting lead bullets I think it would have surfaced before now.

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from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

I'm with all of you guys this is pure crap! Information from people with no work to do and chomping at the bit to show that they're worth their paycheck. We've shot game with lead for all of my life, all of my dads life, all of my grandfathers life etc. There has never been a study to show conclusively that lead used in bullets cause anything but the occasional chipped tooth. Of course if you could only get whitetails to eat lead based paint!!!

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from TXBucksnort wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Of course this is more than likely fueled by antis and a direct result of more people being raised on concrete instead of dirt.

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from FloridaHunter1226 wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Glad to hear... lead has been used for killing animals ever since they used firearms. I wonder if they have something like this in Florida... God knows we have plenty of hogs that would provide more than enough meat.

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from salmonquest wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Finally some common sense has penetrated bureaucracy like a triple bonded bear claw.

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from seadog wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Sometimes the cure is worse than the disease. They were going to let people go hungry & waste the meat to save them from a remote (very remote) chance of lead poisoning--brilliant. Glad to see common sense prevailed.

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from country road wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Perhaps the label should also tell people, "If you bite down on a piece of lead, spit it out." Duh!

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from Armchair Mike wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

I can't get over the thousands of pounds of venison from food pantries around the country that was discarded because of this pseudo-science crap when it first made the rounds.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from rabbitpolice88 wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Lead has been being used to kill animals for as long as there has been firearms. If there was any harm or serious side affects from shooting lead bullets I think it would have surfaced before now.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from TXBucksnort wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Of course this is more than likely fueled by antis and a direct result of more people being raised on concrete instead of dirt.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

I'm with all of you guys this is pure crap! Information from people with no work to do and chomping at the bit to show that they're worth their paycheck. We've shot game with lead for all of my life, all of my dads life, all of my grandfathers life etc. There has never been a study to show conclusively that lead used in bullets cause anything but the occasional chipped tooth. Of course if you could only get whitetails to eat lead based paint!!!

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from FloridaHunter1226 wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Glad to hear... lead has been used for killing animals ever since they used firearms. I wonder if they have something like this in Florida... God knows we have plenty of hogs that would provide more than enough meat.

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from salmonquest wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Finally some common sense has penetrated bureaucracy like a triple bonded bear claw.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from seadog wrote 4 years 37 weeks ago

Sometimes the cure is worse than the disease. They were going to let people go hungry & waste the meat to save them from a remote (very remote) chance of lead poisoning--brilliant. Glad to see common sense prevailed.

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