Tell the U.S.D.A. to regulate their "free range" claims for animal products!
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Secretary of Agriculture
Tom Vilsack

Tell the U.S.D.A. to regulate their "free range" claims for animal products!

    1. Quinn Still-Zinsel
    2. Petition by

      Quinn Still-Zinsel

      New York, United States

“Companies want consumers to believe that products labeled “free-range” or “free-roaming” are derived from animals who spent their short lives outdoors, enjoying sunshine, fresh air, and the company of other animals. Labels—other than “organic”—on egg cartons are not subject to any government regulations, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) does not regulate “free-range” or “free-roaming” claims for beef products.

The USDA requires that “free-range” animals have access to outdoor areas, but there is no provision for how long they must spend or how much room they must have outside. The Associated Press reported that the USDA’s regulations don’t “require the birds to actually spend time outdoors, only to have access.” Even if a farmer opened the door to a coop with thousands of birds inside and then closed it before any chickens went outside, he would still be able to use the free-range label.”

Read more: http://www.peta2.com/issue/free-range-and-organic-meat-eggs-and-dairy-products-conning-consumers/#ixzz2Ta6MjHuC

USDA “free range” definition: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/factsheets/meat_&_poultry_labeling_terms/#4

Contact the USDA: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Contact_Us/index.asp

Contact Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture: agsec@usda.gov

To:
Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture
Regulate your "free range" claims for animal products! Specify how much time an animal must spend outdoors per day in order for it to to qualify as "free range!" Specify how large these outdoor areas are! I can no longer bare being kept in the dark about my food!

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • ZILKA DAMIEN FRANCE
      • 10 months ago

      ok

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    • J B WAKE FOREST, NC
      • 11 months ago

      Stop lieing to people free roaming thats what it should be. Liars

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    • sun cho BAYSIDE, NY
      • 11 months ago

      Have respect for those that nourish your body!!!!

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    • JANNETH FLOREZ RIOS BOGOTA COLOMBIA, UNITED STATES
      • 11 months ago

      "Cuando un hombre se apiade de todas las criaturas vivientes, sólo entonces será noble" Buda

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    • Nancy Currey WAYNESBORO, PA
      • 11 months ago

      People need to know exactly what is going on with thier foood, it's only fair.

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