STOP THE PRACTISE OF FEEDING POULTRY FECES (MANURE) TO FARM ANIMALS IN THE USA
The practise by many US and world livestock producers of feeding Poultry excrete (manure) to their animals as a low cost feed and/or protein supplement is truly repugnant, grotesque and cruel. It flies in the face of anything which could be considered "safe, ethical, humane or natural" treatment of animals!
We really really need your help to put an end to the CRAZY practise of feeding animal feces to the animals that produce and are our food! FDA final ruling allowing the feeding of poultry feces to livestock
There is a section here which OK's the use of poultry manure/litter for use in animal feed in the U.S. http://www.fda.gov/OHRMS/DOCKETS/98fr/08-1180.pdf
Please read this and ask your local farmers, food suppliers and your politicians to correct this threat to your, and the animals health before the inevitable "plague" causes total economic and health chaos. This is truly an opportunity for YOU to make a difference.
This disgusting, cruel and dangerous feeding practise is banned in Canada, the statement below is excepted from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's Documents (CFIA) at: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/anima/feebet/pol/pd002e.shtml"The quality of any source of poultry manure may be affected by its processing. Inadequate heat treatment may contribute to the exposure of animals to pathogens. There is the potential for residues of microbial pathogens, drugs, and other chemicals which may harm livestock or result in the transfer of violative residues in animal products, e.g. , meat and milk, to humans
.What are the safety concerns associated with using poultry manure and litter as a feed ingredient?Concerns are of a dual nature. That is to say, there is concern for both the health of the animal ingesting the feed and for food safety as humans eating the edible end products of these animals may be exposed to contaminants. Safety concerns are varied depending on the source of poultry litter and manure. There is also potential for pathogenic microbial contamination, i.e. , bacteria such as Salmonella, E. coli and Clostridium botulinum. The transfer of residues of drugs approved for use in poultry may result in residues in manure and litter. Other concerns include chemical contaminants such as heavy metals and pesticides which may accumulate in poultry waste products."
Given the above quote from CFIA, I am left with only one conclusion to arrive at --- US chicken feces, metaphorically, does not "stink" --- you and I both know this is utterly ridiculous, and pure nonsense.
What should be noted here, and is totally uncomprehendable to me is that even with our Canadian Governments ban on the feeding of feces to livestock in Canada, and their warnings, our CFIA still allows over 250 million pounds of US beef to be imported into Canada each year.
This Advocacy ties in directly with my advocacy to end the feeding of Arsenic to poultry and pigs -- You see the loop ... Arsenic to poultry ... poultry manure to cattle ... cattle meat, blood and bone byproducts to chickens. My other petition here at Care2 http://www.care2.com/1/ban-the-feeding-of-arsenic-to-canadian-chickens
There is a lot more info on both topics at my blog http://cowbossatwscc.blogspot.com/
please feel free to check it out --- feedback is appreciated -- contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanx for caring!
"Whats Wrong With Our Food ... The Inconvenient Truths"We the undersigned ask you to immediety put laws into place to end the practise of feeding feces to food producing farm animals and then allowing unsuspecting consumers to purchase and consume these toxic foods.
Every year, 76 million Americans are sickened from consuming contaminated food - and 5,000 of these people die.
That's more than the number of individuals who lose their lives as a result of fire or unintentional drowning in the U.S. each year.
Continued outbreaks of food contamination over the last several years - from hamburger to prepared meats to peanuts - have demonstrated that these outbreaks are not random, unpreventable occurrences, but are due to widespread problems with our food safety system.
Our current food system - is BROKEN -- "the wheels are falling off the bus, and attention is so desperately required". But Congress, the
FDA, the Canadian Government, & the CFIA has the opportunity to change course and help protect children, families, senior citizens and all others from foodborne-illness.
The Farm Animals of America deserve so much better.
The time to end this INSANE
practise is now!