Deer-Culling Controversy Ends With ... Venison Ragu

Meat from DC park will feed the homeless
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 3, 2013 11:14 AM CDT
Deer-Culling Controversy Ends With ... Venison Ragu
File photo of a white-tailed deer.   (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

The coda to a long-simmering fight over how to manage the swelling deer population of DC's Rock Creek Park can be found on next week's menu at city homeless shelters: "ground venison ragu atop whole wheat rotini baked with mozzarella cheese." The Washington City Paper explains: The National Park Service went through with a large-scale culling last month over the objections of animal-rights activists, and it donated 600 pounds of meat to the city's Central Kitchen, which will distribute the meals to shelters throughout the city. (More strange stuff stories.)

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