A venison donation program has been halted, because, from what I can tell, they’ve been grinding up the bodies without bothering to remove the lead buckshot. It sounds like this has been going on for years without anyone catching on. But last week, North Dakota tested 95 packages of deer meat, and 53 came up showing visible traces of metal when x-rayed. That’s an alarmingly high percentage given the amount of deer meat donated to food pantries — more than 25,000 deer carcasses’ worth over the past five years. Link.
Last Updated: April 1, 2008