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Originally Posted: 20 September 2009
Stop Feeding Chicken Feces to Cows
Tell the FDA to stop cattle companies from feeding chicken waste to cows.
Sign an online petition
And/Or better yet, make direct contact:
FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20993
phone (888) INFO-FDA (888)-463-6332
INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
I am disgusted that poultry litter -- manure, feathers, spilled feed, bedding material and dead rodents -- is allowed to be fed to cattle. It's disgusting, inhumane and unsafe.
Right now an estimated one billion pounds of chicken waste are shoveled in front of cattle on feedlots each year, and the cows eat what's in front of them. Additionally, current rules already prohibit feedlots from giving cows meal containing beef by-products, because that's how mad cow disease is spread. But cattle by-products can be given to chickens. The chicken "litter" delivered to feedlots contains that banned feed.
It also contains bacteria and pathogens, including E. coli and Salmonella, antibiotics and other drug residues, and metals like arsenic, copper and zinc.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!
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