Chinese Restaurant Closed After Inspectors Find Dead Deer

From The Buffalo News:
_A Chinese restaurant in the Town of Hamburg was shut down by the Erie County Health Department Friday after an inspector found employees butchering a deer inside.

Officials don’t know whether the dead deer . . . had been hunted or if it was road kill.

“From our standpoint, it doesn’t matter,” said Health Commissioner Dr. Anthony J. Billittier IV. . . . “

"In general, you can’t have a dead animal in a food services establishment,” Billittier said. In addition, it’s illegal to sell meat that hasn’t been prepared by a licensed butcher, he said. “What were they going to do with the meat?” Billittier wondered. “I don’t think we’ll ever really know the answer to that.”_