2002N-0273 Animal Proteins Prohibited in Ruminant Feed
FDA Comment Number : EC70
Submitter : Mr. Gary Burke Date & Time: 12/09/2005 02:12:34
Organization : Mr. Gary Burke
Category : Individual Consumer
Issue Areas/Comments
As a consumer who purchases meat, I now only purchase free range or grass fed beef. This is because I don't want to be part of the abusive system that allows downed animals into the food chain. It's a loose/loose situation. For people,it increases the risk of mad cow disease. From an animal welfare aspect, humane treatment of the sick animal does not exist. The sick animal should be immediately euthanized, not dragged to slaughter which is the current acceptable method used by the meat industry/USDA.