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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: 52,712
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


Dec 26, 2014 Manuela Masella
Dec 26, 2014 Brittney Walters
Dec 25, 2014 Amanda Lambert
Dec 24, 2014 Robert Gingas
Dec 24, 2014 Diann Vicario
Dec 24, 2014 Diane Tullia
Dec 24, 2014 lorraine foster
Dec 24, 2014 Lukas Garcia
Dec 24, 2014 Gabriel Garcia
Dec 24, 2014 Gudrun Garcia
Dec 24, 2014 Zachary Garcia
Dec 23, 2014 Dorothy Foster
Dec 23, 2014 Tristan Jacques
Dec 23, 2014 Sue Waterman
Dec 23, 2014 Patience Knepper
Dec 23, 2014 barbara lilly
Dec 22, 2014 Allison Wehrle
Dec 22, 2014 Jenny Ray
Dec 22, 2014 carole hagen
Dec 20, 2014 Rani Hebert i am a animal lover and it scares me that we as guardians csnnot ensure our fur babies are safe when we feed name brand food to them the companies should be held accountable just like a murderer !!!!!!
Dec 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 20, 2014 Alice Ahern
Dec 20, 2014 Donna Johnston
Dec 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 20, 2014 anna helenes
Dec 20, 2014 Denise Twarkowski
Dec 20, 2014 Anna Hernandez
Dec 20, 2014 Lois Strange Yes they need to enforce this, our pets are like our kids so why would we want to give them food that would not keep them healthy.
Dec 19, 2014 staci wade Many brands of dog food are nothing but fillers and just plain bad for dogs. Ol Roy for example.
Dec 19, 2014 Cheryl Salisbury Why should we not be able to trust the food we purchase and that is advertised as nutritious, for our pets and animals could be unhealthy, and misrepresented. It needs to be regulated also. Thank you
Dec 19, 2014 Kathleen Nummerdor
Dec 19, 2014 Pam Fletcher no animal by products or bones, corn meal or fillers that harm our cats
Dec 19, 2014 Ashley Palmer
Dec 19, 2014 salina salas
Dec 19, 2014 Sieta Glenn
Dec 19, 2014 Andrea Gurley FDA please assure me that my fur babies are getting the safest pet food possible!
Dec 19, 2014 Julie Helms
Dec 19, 2014 carolyn tadlock
Dec 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 19, 2014 Tammy Buonvicino Please enact better policies to protect our furry family members. We need to know that what we grab off the shelves for them is safe.
Dec 19, 2014 Bridget Robertson
Dec 19, 2014 Antoinette Acosta
Dec 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 18, 2014 (Name not displayed) We shouldn't have to wait until pets are getting sick and dying before a food is checked for dangerous contamination. We need to be proactive. I support the FDA's proposal. Thank you for helping keep our pets safe!
Dec 18, 2014 Mary Gray
Dec 18, 2014 Victoria McKee I have lost two cats from bad food. PLEASE HELP.
Dec 18, 2014 Elvira Martinez
Dec 18, 2014 Jodi Welner I want my cats to be safe from tainted and poisoned food, please help!
Dec 18, 2014 Jessy Hielckert
Dec 18, 2014 Mimi Gutierrez

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