Rotting Meat in New York
Rotten meat goes to waste
(Photo: Tina Fineberg/AP Wide World)

We apologize in advance for this posting not having anything to do with bacon… but we believe the title of this entry ought to piss you off, plain and simple — even if you don’t live in the small town where this happened.

At a time when millions of people go hungry each day, some jackass who wanted to avoid paying property taxes and some fines left more than 88,000 pounds of kosher bison meat to rot in the freezers of the building he abandoned.

While the photo on the left comes from a store in New York that lost power for 4 days back in August of 2003 (source), it barely shines any light on the magnitude of the wastefulness that occurred in Bridgewater, SD.

BRIDGEWATER, S.D. – Behind the freezer doors at a meat plant mysteriously abandoned by its owner, the 44 tons of bison meat managed to hold its own for months, masked by the brutal chill of two South Dakota winters. ( source )

It pisses us off to know that instead of donating the meat to charity and receiving a healthy tax deduction — or just plain donating the meat to charity as an act of goodwill — the bastard let it rot.

While all of us here at More Bacon Please feel very sorry for the people in Bridgewater, SD because they had to put up with the unholy stench created by all that rotting bison meat, we really feel sorry for the crews that had to clean up that horrifying mess…

A putrid odor so downright nasty the cleaners sent to mop up the gooey mess of liquefied meat — topped by a blanket of swarming white maggots and buzzed by a legion of flies — gave up after two days.
( source )

And furthermore, we really, really, really and REALLY feel sorry for all the people that meat could have fed.

Simple Math:

Most people use one pound of meat to create between 2 and 4 meals… and at that rate the 44 tons of wasted meat would have given between 176,000 and 352,000 people a meal.

So… can you SEE why we hope this guy gets trampled by horde of large angry animals? Better yet, someone needs to forward the guy’s home address to members of PETA.

Last we heard, PETA despises people who needlessly slaughter animals and then don’t eat them a LOT more than they despise people who simply eat meat.

  • The Offender’s Name: Ilan Parente

  • Last Known Location: Dawson, MN