Ban Filthy Feed for Cows!
It's been over one year since FACT petitioned the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban the dangerous practice of feeding
poultry litter to cows. In February, after months of waiting for the FDA to
respond in a meaningful way, we were informed that the petition was still
"under review." Since then we have heard nothing from the agency regarding
this issue. And so litter feeding continues, in blatant disregard for animal
and human health.
We find FDA's delay tactics to be unacceptable. A decision is
long overdue. The evidence we presented is strong and a thorough analysis
should conclude that a litter ban is essential.
If you agree that now's the time for the FDA to ban filthy
feed, we need your voice to be heard! Sign our Filthy Feed
More on Filthy Feed: Poultry
litter consists primarily of manure, feathers, spilled feed and bedding
material that accumulate on the floors of the buildings that house chickens
and turkeys. It can contain disease-causing bacteria, antibiotics, toxic
heavy metals, restricted feed ingredients including meat and bone meal from
dead cattle, and even foreign objects such as dead rodents, rocks, nails and
glass. Few of these hazards are eliminated by any processing that might
occur before use as feed. The resulting health threats include the spread of
Mad Cow Disease and related human neurological diseases, the development of
antibiotic resistant bacteria, and the potential for exposure to toxic
metals, drug resides, and disease-causing bacteria. Visit www.filthyfeed.org for