Target: Ian Read, Vice President of Pfizer, Inc
Goal: All arsenic-laden chicken feed be removed from all of the world’s retail shelves
For sixty years the FDA and the poultry industry have tried to keep secret the harm caused by arsenic used in conventional chicken feed. They have claimed that the arsenic is passed out of the birds through feces, when in fact the poison remains in the meat of the birds. Even though this information has been made public, a particular chicken-feed producer refuses to pull its product off of shelves in countries that do not force them to do so. Urge this poisoning feed producer to remove arsenic from its feed recipe.
Arsenic is a proven carcinogen, or cancer-causing chemical. Not only is the poison harmful to the chickens ingesting it, it is harmful to humans if consumed in large amounts. Alpharma LLC, a subsidiary company of Pfizer- the company that makes vaccines for children- produces chicken feed containing arsenic and is only agreeing to take its poisonous feed off of shelves if it is forced to do so. Alpharma LLC sells this feed in a dozen other countries besides the United States.
Refusing to pull an obviously harmful feed from shelves is inconceivable and should not be tolerated. Arsenic should not be put into anything meant to be consumed, either by animals or humans. A company that is obviously more concerned with profits than the well-being of animals and humans has no place in the future of our world. Demand that Alpharma LLC remove its arsenic-laden feed from every shelf it inhabits. Demand that the company stop putting arsenic in feed altogether. Sign this petition for a healthier tomorrow.
Dear Ian C. Read,
Pfizer’s subsidiary company has recently been under fire for producing chicken feed laden with arsenic. Alpharma LLC has been exposed by the FDA for dangerous amounts of arsenic in its feed. It was once believed that arsenic in feed was not a big deal; chickens apparently excreted the arsenic through their feces, lending to the assumption that humans did not consume the arsenic with the chicken meat. However, it has now come to light that the arsenic does not leave the chickens’ meat, so it is indeed consumed by humans.
As you know, arsenic is a carcinogen. It has no place in anything that animals or humans consume. Alpharma LLC has announced that it only plans to take the arsenic-laden feed off of shelves in countries that force them to do so. While leaving decisions to feed poisons to consumers to governments may be standard for Alpharma LLC, it is not respected.
Mr. Read, you know that the right thing to do is to stop putting arsenic in chicken feed, and to take the arsenic-laden feed off of store shelves everywhere. I implore you to do the right thing: demand Alpharma LLC stop poisoning animals and humans.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture via Wikipedia