Stop eating mechanically separated animals

    1. Lacey Swortzel
    2. Petition by

      Lacey Swortzel

      Houston, TX

Mechanically separating animals is the most cruel way of producing food.  As stated on the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) website : "MECHANICALLY SEPARATED POULTRY
is a paste-like and batter-like poultry product produced by forcing bones with attached edible tissue through a sieve or similar device under high pressure to separate bone from the edible tissue. Mechanically separated poultry has been used in poultry products since 1969. In 1995, a final rule on mechanically separated poultry said it would be used without restrictions. However, it must be labeled as "mechanically separated chicken or turkey" in the ingredients statement. The final rule became effective November 4, 1996. MECHANICALLY SEPARATED MEAT
is a paste-like and batter-like meat product produced by forcing bones with attached edible meat under high pressure through a sieve or similar device to separate the bone from the edible meat tissue. In 1982, a final rule published by FSIS on mechanically separated meat said it was safe and established a standard of identity for the food product. Some restrictions were made on how much can be used and the type of products in which it can be used. These restrictions were based on concerns for limited intake of certain components in MSM, like calcium. Due to FSIS regulations enacted in 2004 to protect consumers against Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, mechanically separated beef is considered inedible and is prohibited for use as human food. However, mechanically separated pork is permitted and must be labeled as "mechanically separated pork" in the ingredients statement."

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    • Carman Futter HUEYTOWN, AL
      • over 3 years ago

      I am a vegetarian and will stay that way. I ask that all meat-eaters will at least make this tiny step to reduce cruelty to animals.

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    • Simon Pearson OCEAN SHORES, AUSTRALIA
      • over 3 years ago

      Food that is the product of cruelty is not fit for human consumption.

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    • Evangelina Cuyar OAXACA, MEXICO
      • over 3 years ago

      STOP THE CRUELTY PLEASE!

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    • Gloria Monroe GRANTS PASS, OR
      • over 3 years ago

      it's utterly disgusting what Big Ag gets away with!

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    • G T ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA
      • over 3 years ago

      Thank goodness animals in this world dont have to worry about people like me.

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