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Stop Feeding Chicken Poop to Cows!

[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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