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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.
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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


Mar 31, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 31, 2015 Linda Vicknair My cat has hyperthyroidism which I understand is a by product of soy. One of many thousands of cases from which I feel sure pet owners are unaware of the source. I love my cat like my daughter and I have to watch her waste away due to unsafe pet food.
Mar 31, 2015 Michele Stiles
Mar 31, 2015 Antoinette Soderholm
Mar 31, 2015 April raney
Mar 31, 2015 (Name not displayed) Thank you for standing up for pets and their owners. I support the FDA's proposed safety requirements.
Mar 31, 2015 Marcella Barron Don't wait to make stronger laws to protect the pet food saftey regulations for the industry. If you've lost anyone you ever loved to these lax standards, you would fully understand how very important this issue is. Please fight for stronger regulations.
Mar 31, 2015 Rita Spangler There needs to be stricter regulations for our pets. I always feed my pets organic. I won't use big name, big store pet foods because of the lax regulations. I won't feed them anything less than human grade or anything that I wouldn't be able to eat.
Mar 31, 2015 (Name not displayed) Please enforce stricter regulations.fines and jail time if necessary and protect our pets (they are our family). If they are not allowed in human food then they don't belong in our pets food..
Mar 31, 2015 June Reich PLease protect the animals food. We need to do the right thing and make sure quality ingredients are in the food, not let greedy manufacturer's make profits and sacrifice their health. They are my family-I want safe food for them!
Mar 31, 2015 Debbie Kear PROTECT ALL PETS! THEY ARE FAMILY! They rely on us to do the right things for them. THEIR FOOD should be every bit asSAFE as ours!
Mar 31, 2015 Patty Reich our pets are our family and living beings and deserve to have quality food and protections as much as we humans do!!! Regulations are needed to protect their health!! NO pet should suffer due to someone putting substandard ingredient in their food!!
Mar 31, 2015 Lana Young Our Pets are our Family.The regulations should be as Strict as Our Food.
Mar 31, 2015 Deborah Lester
Mar 31, 2015 Sandra Longinotti
Mar 30, 2015 Cherry Hayes
Mar 30, 2015 Donna Hamilton
Mar 30, 2015 Juanita Strait
Mar 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 30, 2015 Dixie Jepson We are way over due for good pet food regulations that can give the public an awareness of what is really in the food we purchase for our pets. I want tougher restrictions on dioxin levels in animal and human food as well
Mar 30, 2015 Kim Stefanac Divine intervention & protection
Mar 30, 2015 Debra Zamudio
Mar 30, 2015 Selena Stephens
Mar 30, 2015 Cynthia Drake
Mar 30, 2015 Paula Eaton
Mar 30, 2015 Jackie Wildonger
Mar 30, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 30, 2015 Molly Colbert My pets are members of my family and they deserve the same protection.
Mar 30, 2015 Deidre Darnell I lost two members of my family due to these contaminations. Please help me not lose any more! Thanking you in advance.
Mar 30, 2015 (Name not displayed) Our pets are like our children, we wouldn't want to give them bad food.
Mar 30, 2015 JULIE SIMON
Mar 30, 2015 Kirsten Schelbert
Mar 30, 2015 Terri Eetle
Mar 30, 2015 Carmen Park
Mar 30, 2015 Jo. Unrau I love my fur baby so much I believe if that happened to him I would die too. I would deliberately eat the dog food that killed him, leaving a note saying so & the publicity all over the world would let everyone know you are being paid off by the pet fooo
Mar 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 29, 2015 kristhiana noel Animals are living, breathing, feeling, compassionate, loving, giving, loyal, intelligent BEINGS. They are as much alive and as important to all that is as we are. They deserve the right and respect of safe, clean, healthy food and water as we do.Period
Mar 29, 2015 connie clarke
Mar 29, 2015 Terri Nicholson
Mar 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 29, 2015 Mary Dustin
Mar 29, 2015 vicky hoagland please help protect our loved animals by enacting stronger pet food manufacturing. thank-you
Mar 29, 2015 (Name not displayed) The money we pay for dog and cat food it should be safe for our animals.
Mar 29, 2015 Rosa Corgatelli
Mar 29, 2015 (Name not displayed) be sure to check the read the information's are good and no bad stuff.
Mar 29, 2015 mirella parmigiani
Mar 29, 2015 angie spuzak
Mar 29, 2015 Abdullah ibn Musa al-Islam Food is food, not poison!
Mar 29, 2015 Patricia Dixon
Mar 29, 2015 Maryellen Guzay

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