Bureaucrats in Louisiana have forced a homeless shelter to stop feeding people venison donated by hunters. Human Events reports the bureaucrats actually destroyed $8,000 worth of the meat — dousing it in clorox and tossing in the garbage. And no, nothing was wrong with the meat.

“Deer meat is not permitted to be served in a shelter, restaurant or any other public eating establishment in Louisiana,” a Health Dept. official told me. “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.”

That statement set off a firestorm among hunters and lawmakers who called it outrageous and insulting.

“That’s a mild understatement,” said Richard Campbell, one of the founders of Hunters for the Hungry, a group that has been donating wild game to shelters since 1993. “Hunters are going nuts over it. It’s created an outrage across our state and even over into Mississippi.”

What a travesty for people in need who were being served by the community. The shelter operates without government funding.

R.I.P. common sense.