ov. Bobby Jindal was at Shreveport’s Rescue Mission on Tuesday to sign into law two pieces of legislation, ensuring an “unfortunate event” like a recent one at the mission that left 1,600 pounds of game meat destroyed, will never happen again.
“The law prohibited that type of meat and fish game donations,” Jindal said. “Because of the previous law, the deer meat was destroyed and removed from this mission, leaving less food for the hungry. This was one of those crazy situations that denied common sense.”
Jindal first signed Senate Bill 58, authored by Sherri Cheek Buffington, which allows charities to receive game meat and fish and be used for meal distribution.
“I cannot think of a better way to say thank you to hunters and fisherman,” Buffington said. “When they have a successful season, one of their first thoughts is ‘How can I help somebody else?’ In spite of a very bad situation, I think you see a lot of good come from it.”