The Call to Action
- What YOU need to do
We're looking for
a MASSIVE E-MAIL CAMPAIGN
FDA Commissioner von Eschenbach - ask fore more
effective regulation of pet food here
Congress representative - ask them to support
Pet and Human Food Safety Act!
If each person can
send off a few simple emails - to Senators involved in the Appropriations
hearing - tell them you support their investigation and action
related to the pet food industry.
Contact Senator Durbin:
Contact Senator Kohl:
Senator Bennett: http://bennett.senate.gov/contact/emailmain.html
Senator Byrd: http://byrd.senate.gov/byrd_email.html
Congress woman DeLauro: http://www.house.gov/delauro/contact.html
Email again. Email with various topics (agriculture, animal rights,
etc.) - different staff aides will read them.
Not a resident of
their state? Doesn't matter. You may not be able to vote for them
- but please THANK them!
Write your Senators, urging them to hold pet food companies accountable
to the same standards other industries are.
Draft letters have been prepared by two wonderful
cat lovers, Dr. Hodgkins and Deb (a.k.a. Luvmycats). Please
support them in this wonderful endeavor. I'd urge you to personalize
the letter and send it to your state Senators. We can make
of Letter - courtesy of Debbie, aka LuvmyCats (please personalize)
sample letter - courtesy of Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins, DVM, Esq.
Illinois US Senators are:
Durbin, Richard- (D - IL)
309 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Contact Senator Durbin: durbin.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Obama, Barack- (D - IL)
713 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Contact Senator Obama: obama.senate.gov/contact/
Contact information for other states' Senators may
be found at www.senate.gov,
other Congress representatives at www.house.gov
The FDA and AAFCO are not accountable to us - only
to the federal government. However, U.S. Senators, as our elected
representatives, do answer to us, the voters. If we let them know
that we feel strongly on this issue, I do believe they will put
pressure on the FDA and AAFCO. Most pet food companies don't have
a leg to stand on - that is, they do not have research or studies
to back up their packaging claims.
PLEASE participate - it's as simple as clicking
on the above links, modifying the letter a bit, and putting it
in an envelope. Aren't our pets worth that?