Support Safer Pet Food

Target: US Food and Drug Administration

Goal: Thank federal agency for finally addressing pet food safety, and encourage government officials to keep pursuing these efforts.

The Food and Drug Administration recently proposed a rule that would help to eliminate dangerous chemicals and disease-causing bacteria from pet food. This proposal is the first time that the FDA has ever discussed pet food safety.

This action comes after several reports of thousands of dogs and cats getting sick or dying from pet food and treats. Some pet food is contaminated so badly that humans can get sick with illnesses like salmonella poisoning, simply from handling the food.

The new rule proposed by the FDA would require pet food manufacturing companies to develop a procedure to prevent contamination and set guidelines for sanitation.

This is a very positive step towards animal safety, and it is astonishing that this important issue has not been addressed before now. It is terrible that so much sickness has been caused by pet food, and even more shocking that consumers are feeding their pets what they think is best for them when they could actually be poisoning them. Hopefully, these new rules will reduce animal illness and fatalities and cause a trend toward further laws for animal food safety.

Please sign the petition below to thank the Food and Drug Administration for taking steps to improve pet food safety, and urge that they keep making progress in this area.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Food and Drug Administration,

Thank you for your recent steps towards improving pet food safety. It is upsetting that pets have been eating such contaminated food for so long, and the numbers of sicknesses and fatalities due to pet food are disturbing. It is even more disturbing that some pet food is so contaminated that even people could get sick just from contact with the food.

It is not right that these dangerous substances are being fed to our pets, and it needs to be stopped immediately. Your new proposals will help immensely to address this issue, and hopefully will prevent a large number of sicknesses and fatalities caused from pet food. However, we also urge you to continue to pursue the goal of pet food safety. New rules for manufacturers should continue to be created until pet food contamination and subsequent illnesses are at a minimum. Thank you again for your current and future efforts.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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  1. Karen Orr-Michigan says:

    We trust our companies to produce nutritional food for our pets. Too many animals die everyday, due to contents in their food. Our pets trust us for their care, so we need to not be so trusting of the companies that produce their food.

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