2002N-0273 Animal Proteins Prohibited in Ruminant Feed
FDA Comment Number : EC93
Submitter : Ms. Lana Luhm Date & Time: 12/09/2005 02:12:17
Organization : Ms. Lana Luhm
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
GENERAL
GENERAL
I am very upset that the FDA has caved in to pressure from the meat industry and reversed its earlier position on non-ambulatory animals.

Allowing sick, non-ambulatory cattle to be killed for animal feed will result in unnecessary pain and suffering. Downed animals should be humanely euthanized immediately, not kept alive and/or transported to be killed for rendering.

I am writing to tell you that as a consumer, I oppose the use of non-ambulatory cattle in animal feed.