2002N-0273 Animal Proteins Prohibited in Ruminant Feed
FDA Comment Number : EC46
Submitter : Miss. Pamela Hardimon Date & Time: 12/09/2005 02:12:12
Organization : Miss. Pamela Hardimon
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
I definitely oppose amending the BSE ban regulations to include downed animal parts in animal feed. The problem with doing this is that it only contributes to the problem. Everyone knows that animal parts are fed often to non-meat eating animals, like cattle and sheep. That is exactly where the problem with Mad Cow Disease came from in the first place, so it solves nothing. It would be really nice if the FDA stopped catering to the whims of Agribusiness and actually did something to protect regular US citizens. If downed animal parts are allowed into animal feed, it only perpetuates the cycle, meaning the food supply is STILL unsafe. Plus, it takes away any incentive to improve livestock living conditions which are also a major contributor to animals becoming downed and the spread of dangerous diseases.
So I am definitely opposed to amending these regulations.