Stop Feeding Chicken Poop to Cows!

Stop Feeding Chicken Poop to Cows!

    1. Ani L. Schwartz
    2. Petition by

      Ani L. Schwartz

      Arroyo Seco, NM

[03/23/11 . . . I will be posting at least some of my updates in the "LETTER" boxes on PLEDGE type actions like this, which do not go directly from CO to targets. To find the HIDDEN LETTER BOX BUTTON, open "Read More" and SCROLL down to bottom left of "Overview". ]

Isn't it ridiculous what we have to tell these people?

One would think it would be common sense.

            ~ ALSchwartz

INSTANT UPDATE ... just got word that it is hard to find any validation for this ... special thanks to BiLL Fowlie ...

YOU CAN STILL USE THE LINK TO TELL THE FDA WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT FACTORY FARMING PRACTICES????
You can also mitigate the possibility of faulty info from Consumers Union by adding the little words IF n THEN ... to their statement:

IF this practice is occurring, THEN it should be banned immediately.

If I had not invited everyone already, I might simply remove the whole thing, but that seems rude ...

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Did you know that big commercial meat producers feed chicken waste to cows? An estimated one billion pounds of chicken manure, straw, feathers and spilled chicken feed (called "litter") are shoveled in front of cattle on feedlots each year, and the cows eat what's in front of them.

The practice is both disgusting and dangerous. Current rules already prohibit feedlots from giving cows meal containing beef by-products, because that's how mad cow disease is spread. But cattle by-products can be given to chickens. The chicken "litter" delivered to feedlots contains that banned feed.

It also contains bacteria and pathogens, including E. coli and Salmonella, antibiotics and other drug residues, and metals like arsenic, copper and zinc.

Consumers Union has endorsed this detailed petition
http://www.foodanimalconcerns.org/PDF/FDA%20Chicken%20Litter%20Petition_final.pdf
calling for an end to this practice. 

To sign on in support, just fill in the short form  and add your personal comment below.
We will deliver the short statement, the list of people who signed on and any personal comments you make directly to the FDA.  

TAKE ACTION HERE:
https://secure.consumersunion.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=NIMF_ChickenLitterPetition&JServSessionIdr002=lyl9y2rvq2.app43a


Consumers Union:

 

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                            Special thanks to Ned Hamson for forwarding this petition link to me.
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    • Claudia Cuartas LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 3 years ago

      That sounds disgusting, I don't care about myself because I'm vegan, but for the people around who are not vegan, it treats their health. Also it's an offense for the animal's dignity.

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    • a g CORK, IRELAND
      • over 3 years ago

      id like to feed you shit see how you like it

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      • over 3 years ago

      I can't believe that the FDA allows this to happen.

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    • D Adams ANDERSON, IN
      • over 3 years ago

      Would you like to eat chicken poop. Thin you ought to have to do so. Good enough to feed to cows good enough for you as well.

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    • Kenny Vaher NYC, NY
      • over 3 years ago

      The FDA needs to be dismantled,it's practically all ex biotech Monsanto execs whos only interest is corruption for the highest bidder.This is basic entrapment with the electoral 2 party system .The laws need to change,as they are they just don't work .There's no lesser of evils,it's just rotten to the core....

      Also this site is a mess ,the comment post button is disappearing and so did the pledge button.Another reason to ask Change.org to go back to when the site worked!

      Petition signed on the Consumer's Union action alert, below is my comment to the FDA. Thank You for sharing!

      " This goes beyond cost saving measures and the USA should ban the feeding of manure to animals as it is done in Canada.Please do not allow this,it's repulsive and diseased,I don't need a degree in anything to make this claim either.Eating manure is dangerous! Ban chicken manure feeding now!"

      Being cruelty free and supporting only those who are is the solution.If everyone did this then the people could make this stop...GO VEGAN EVERYONE!

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