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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.


Petition Signatures

Jul 29, 2015 Linda Stokes
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Jul 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 29, 2015 Kim Hornburg
Jul 29, 2015 Rui Silva
Jul 29, 2015 AnneMarie Ansel
Jul 29, 2015 (Name not displayed) Pets are so much more than simply an 'animal' ~ they are family, and deserve to be protected. Poisoning would seem to be an horrendous way to suffer, and die. Please protect our beloved pets by demanding HEALTHY food for them. Respectfully.
Jul 29, 2015 Angela Dodge Please don't allow greed on the part of pet food corporations to dilute this important legislation. Pets are members of our families and they deserve to be protected just as are other family members. Thank you!
Jul 29, 2015 Jessie Vosti When you lose a faithful companion because of tainted food, then this becomes a real issue.
Jul 28, 2015 Liz Breeding
Jul 28, 2015 Debbie Holbrook This is long overdue as a safety measure for our pets.
Jul 28, 2015 Carolyn Kromer
Jul 28, 2015 Anne Meenan
Jul 28, 2015 Kathleen DeRosa
Jul 28, 2015 Tricia Neely
Jul 28, 2015 Mary Giansanti My cat's eye specialist blames the cat food for my cat going blind. He has had cases with seveal dogs on the same brand dog food going blind.
Jul 28, 2015 Patti Mealy
Jul 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jul 28, 2015 Tanya McCormick
Jul 28, 2015 B W
Jul 28, 2015 Kelly Louis sicko experiments suck arrest and detain
Jul 28, 2015 Elayne Palletti Please help us protect our beloved pets. We, the general public, are unable to do it by ourselves. You are requested to fulfill your duty to your constituents and protect our loved ones.
Jul 28, 2015 Lin Damon
Jul 28, 2015 Barb Christianson
Jul 28, 2015 Kathryn Irby
Jul 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
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Jul 27, 2015 Joanna Vintilla
Jul 27, 2015 Tressa Glassman Our animals food should be protected just like our food. We should be able to count on that.
Jul 27, 2015 May Memorial UU Society
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Jul 27, 2015 Sophia Threlfall
Jul 27, 2015 Al Moorhouse
Jul 27, 2015 Holly Smith
Jul 27, 2015 June Wing raw organic for animals is much better for them
Jul 27, 2015 Mary Staley
Jul 27, 2015 Julie Hale
Jul 27, 2015 Shannyn Baxter-Kent
Jul 27, 2015 Grace Clerc
Jul 27, 2015 Wilma Acree This is important. Read Consumer Reports for info!
Jul 27, 2015 (Name not displayed) My chow came to live with me at 5 weeks & 5 lbs. She is now 12 years old and every day with her is precious to me. Please be as careful as you are with food for humans--we love our babies and want to keep them safe.
Jul 27, 2015 Dawn Freeman
Jul 27, 2015 (Name not displayed) Most of us consider our pets as family members. The FDA is strict when it comes to food available to humans so why do they not care about food for our pets?
Jul 27, 2015 Justine Dambroski So many of us us view our pets as family members. If we wouldn't feed our family tainted food, why would we think it's ok to feed it to our pets?
Jul 27, 2015 Maria Vicareo
Jul 27, 2015 Arlene Cuellar Too many companion animals have already become sickened or lost their lives due to tainted pet food. Tighter controls need to be put in place to protect the health of our pets and ourselves!
Jul 27, 2015 Conni L
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Jul 27, 2015 Ann Doyle

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