I will be the first to admit that my claims regarding the pet food industry’s use of illegal ingredients and the FDA’s written policy allowing their use may seem outlandish, but unfortunately, it’s true.
This video was recorded by Susan Thixton of the Association for Truth in Pet Food. In it, she recorded a conversation between herself and a representative of the FDA. It’s only a little over three minutes long, but she recorded the FDA openly admitting they will continue to allow this illegal activity.
While everyone is certainly free to watch the video for themselves, I have quoted the question and FDA’s answer below:
Susan: “FDA still is going to allow animals that have died otherwise than by slaughter into pet food even though law says that is an adulterant?”
FDA: “We’re gonna allow animals that have died other than slaughter that have been further processed, turned into a protein and fat product, the protein and fat product can be used in it.”
Let me be clear. Animals that have died otherwise than by slaughter can include road kill, animals that have died of disease, animals found dead in the field for days, the euthanized carcasses of shelter animals, etc. Any meat harvested from these sources is not fit to eat.
What this constitutes is a blatant disregard for the health and well-being of our fur babies, not to mention a blatant disregard for the law (the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act), simply in order to make a buck.
All of this is done without informing the general public. This is precisely the need for Little Man’s Law. Little Man’s Law won’t change the way the pet food industry prepares pet food products. People have been trying for years to get the FDA to do that with no success. But if Little Man’s Law is enacted, they will be required to include a label on every product containing these illegal ingredients.
That way, we’ll know.
And we can buy something else.
Please support Little Man’s Law. Sign the petition. Share it with everyone you know.
Do it for our fur babies. They are family, too.