2002N-0273 Animal Proteins Prohibited in Ruminant Feed
FDA Comment Number : EC175
Submitter : Mrs. James Denison Date & Time: 12/14/2005 11:12:19
Organization : Mrs. James Denison
Category : Animal Feed Industry
Issue Areas/Comments
We OPPOSE the use of "downed" animals for use as animal feed. Cattle eating diseased cattle endangers the health of humans that eat that meat. We oppose the use of downers for humane reasons as well. 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.