2002N-0273 Animal Proteins Prohibited in Ruminant Feed
FDA Comment Number : EC60
Submitter : Ms. Mary Domhan Date & Time: 12/09/2005 02:12:37
Organization : Ms. Mary Domhan
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
I am strongly opposed to the practice of allowing sick, non-ambulatory cattle or any other type of farm animal to be killed for animal feed. Downed animals should be humanely euthanized immediately, not kept alive and/or transported to be killed for rendering. Allowing this practice to continue will not only increase the opportunity for the spread of disease, it will also allow farmers to get away with further demonstrations of animal cruelty. It angers me to know that the relaxing of such regulations is a result of pressure from the meat industry.