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There have been a shocking 45 pet food recalls since the start of 2014 according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. That's an unacceptable risk for pets and their families. Sign now to tell the FDA enough is enough.
Goal: 75,000 Progress: 55,025
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

Pet food has long been a source of worry for pet owners and health officials. Reports of salmonella contamination are frequent, and threaten not only animals eating the food but also the owners handling it. Nutritional deficiencies and toxins have been found in pet foods as well — including melamine, which caused a tragic loss of life in 2007.

The FDA’s new proposal includes safety requirements similar to those in place for manufacturers of human food, ensuring that manufacturers are proactive in their efforts to keep pet food safe. The current system is reactive; the government does not respond to pet food safety issues until after they are reported. In 2007 it took nearly a month of reports from consumers before the melamine was discovered and a recall was announced, and thousands of dogs and cats are believed to have died.

This long-awaited move by the FDA is likely to be opposed, and possibly diluted, by large pet food manufacturers and importers. Make your voice heard now: It’s past time for the FDA to help ensure that the food we feed our pets is safe!

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Dear FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, M.D.:

As you know, the discovery and recall of contaminated pet food happens on far too frequent a basis. Recalls of pet food due to salmonella contamination are announced regularly. The melamine scandal of 2007, which caused the tragic loss of thousands of beloved pets and even made it into the human food supply via chicken feed, serves as a warning of how sweeping pet food contamination can be.

I am incredibly supportive of your proposal to enact stronger pet food manufacturing safety regulations similar to those in place for food for humans. No doubt you will receive many communications from organizations determined to dilute and weaken your proposal. I choose to support strong regulation to protect health and lives. Please continue to consider the health of our animals and our population, and enact these regulations faithfully and completely.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


May 3, 2015 Shirley Confer The animals deserve safe food.
May 3, 2015 Holly Hilton
May 3, 2015 Gail Hearth
May 3, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 3, 2015 Patricia Wirth Regulation of the pet food industry is long overdue. Thank you for initiating action to protect our companions.
May 3, 2015 Anne Élise Grégoire
May 3, 2015 (Name not displayed) Reasonable & overdue
May 3, 2015 Robyn FENDALL
May 3, 2015 Alice Fewings
May 2, 2015 Savannah Ashley
May 2, 2015 Jeanne Martin
May 2, 2015 Kim Gabel
May 2, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please.
May 2, 2015 Carol Cure
May 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 2, 2015 C S Goloversic
May 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 2, 2015 Janice Bergeron After reading the book BUYER BEWARE, I am thoroughly disgusted with the pet food industry. I am just happy that I didn't lose my pet during the melamine poisoning. So many people are left with thousands of dollars in vet bills only to have their pets die!
May 2, 2015 Sybil Erden there is no reason nor is there any excuse for the carelessness in the multi-billion dollar pet food industry. Please set standards to protect these "family members"....
May 2, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 2, 2015 Heidi Penno Being proactive and not reactive could save thousands of lives. There is no reason for any animal to suffer, especially over something as basic as life sustenance. Good food and clean drinking water should be a basic right of all organisms on this planet.
May 2, 2015 Jenny Border
May 2, 2015 (Name not displayed) I know the FDA is woefully underfunded and has humans to take care of first--but our pets are important to our health and well-being, too. So keeping them healthy is very, very important. Please protect them better from the greedy and lazy.
May 2, 2015 mieke wilms
May 2, 2015 (Name not displayed) My pets don't want to eat Chinese!!!
May 2, 2015 a c
May 1, 2015 tim hoyt This type of regulation is overdue please act quickly in support of it. A concerned animal lover in Castle Rock, CO. Also a avid voter!!! No More food from China also.
May 1, 2015 Karen Mandart Please help! M dog and I are counting on it. Thank you.
May 1, 2015 Catherine C Evans No more pet food ingredients from China!
May 1, 2015 karen lowrance
May 1, 2015 Debi Raitz
May 1, 2015 donna Hill
May 1, 2015 kristie lockwood
May 1, 2015 Beverly Hopkins I support Commissioner Hamburg's proposal to add safety regulations in the production of animal foods!!!!
May 1, 2015 Mary-Louise Pasutti If we don't do anything else, we should increase the monitoring of Chinese pet food and pet treats. I don't feed my family human food from China and I don't buy pet food from China, either.
May 1, 2015 Lorena Tong As a pet and animal lover, pls save our pets by enforcing stricter pet food manufacturing safety regulations similar to those for humans. We love our pets who are like our children!
May 1, 2015 Jared Prophet
May 1, 2015 DIANI TIRADO WE NEED STRONGER, EFFECTIVE REGULATIONS WHICH WILL PREVENT THESE PROBLEMS.
May 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 1, 2015 Ruth Brown
May 1, 2015 Candee Lewis
May 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 1, 2015 susan Lightowler
May 1, 2015 Rebecca Tena
May 1, 2015 Caitie Paul
May 1, 2015 (Name not displayed) I believe that there should always be high standards for pet food!!! To some of us, our pets are part of the family, and we would appreciate it, if you would treat them with the respect and care that they need!!!!
May 1, 2015 pat hermans
May 1, 2015 (Name not displayed)
May 1, 2015 Mr.&Mrs. S.G. Hall

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