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BREAKING NEWS: March 29th, 2016 -- Smallbatch Pets Inc. of California has announced a voluntary recall of one lot of its frozen duckbatch sliders for dogs, which may be contaminated by salmonella and listeria monocytogenes. This recall comes on the heels of the 35+ recalls that have occurred in the past year. Our pets deserve better lives than those pet food companies consistently give them. Sign below and urge the FDA to enact stronger pet food regulations.
Goal: 85,000 Progress: 63,590
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 has led to multiple pet deaths.

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 the past, it's taken weeks of reports from consumers before contaminations were discovered and recalls 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

May 5, 2016 JoAnne Owens
May 5, 2016 Maria Iavarone
May 5, 2016 Nick Blythe
May 5, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 5, 2016 April Metheny Too many animals have died horrific deaths that need not have happened at all if only much stricter regulations for pet foods were in place & enforced. There is no need for the tragic loss of any of our beloved animals dou to bad food!
May 5, 2016 Judith Francis ALL animals should be fed food that has NO harmful additives and is NOT contaminated, in ANY way!
May 5, 2016 Diane Medina We have multiple pets in our home. It's disgraceful in how many pet food items on store shelves are not safe for our pets - our family.
May 5, 2016 Silvia Wolff
May 5, 2016 E Griffin-Moulton Animals are essential to the well-being of this country and continue yearly to add their contributions beyond companionship to a multitude of services we can't live without. Demand higher quality of product to ensure their value of being and longevity.
May 5, 2016 Serena Stewart
May 5, 2016 Sue Weaver Most commercial pet foods are not only bad, they're dangerous, and are making our pets sick and worse. I often wonder if big pet food company execs feed their own pets the same crap they're selling us ...
May 5, 2016 W. Green
May 5, 2016 Winona HODGES
May 5, 2016 Sharon Ganje Many animals are not just pets but working companions that people depend on to keep them safe and uphold the law. All animals should have a safe and secure food supply not contaminated by greedy companies that take short cuts to improve their profits.
May 5, 2016 Arthur Minto
May 5, 2016 Glenn Moore
May 5, 2016 Linda Russell
May 5, 2016 Karen Elliott These are our babies. They need our help. Apparently the pet food companies do not have pets of their own if they feel it's safe to feed contaminated food to our little ones! Or they have them and don't care!!!
May 5, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 5, 2016 Line Taillade
May 5, 2016 Hope Delgado
May 4, 2016 Marlene Steadman
May 4, 2016 Harold Mowers It's time to make pet food safe. Far to many animals are dying from contaminated food!
May 4, 2016 M Lerman
May 4, 2016 Sheila Gurwitz
May 4, 2016 Linda Wright
May 4, 2016 Suzi Martinez
May 4, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 4, 2016 dana woods
May 4, 2016 Kim Jackson
May 4, 2016 Lynne Velazquez Red dyes are harmful to dogs. If foods where more regulated there would not be so many brands and so many different prices. My dog and a lot of dogs are having alergic reactions to a lot of the foods out there now. Poor quality ingredients. Unacceptable.
May 4, 2016 Anu Dutt
May 4, 2016 Michael Ernemann
May 4, 2016 Michel Ernemann
May 4, 2016 R Clampitt
May 3, 2016 Abigail White-Thomas
May 3, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 3, 2016 Jennifer Rider
May 3, 2016 Gervaise Smelser-Soeurouge
May 3, 2016 elizabeth master
May 3, 2016 Thea O"Brian I am a big believer of safety for animals.
May 3, 2016 Toni Kellner
May 3, 2016 Akiko Kimura
May 3, 2016 Christina Palmeri
May 3, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 3, 2016 Olya Almazova
May 2, 2016 (Name not displayed)
May 2, 2016 Katina Merino
May 2, 2016 S. Perez
May 2, 2016 Carol Modrell

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