Nancy Morey
Silverthorne

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September 26, 2012
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Morey: Chinese pet food unsafe

Incredibly, unsafe pet treats from China can still be found in some stores, long after this important issue was first in the news last spring. Where is the integrity in continuing to stock these too often (even once is too often) deadly pet products (Milo's Chicken Jerky and others)? Many consumers are not aware of how dangerous these "treats" are so, while we wait for a total recall, more animals will be sickened and possibly die. But once again, profits trump protection and innocent animals pay the ultimate price. A petition to ban these pet products can be found at the Animal Rescue Site. Of course, none are carried locally by any of our dependable quality Summit County pet stores which sell only wholesome safe treats, but they are still on the chain store shelves and should have been voluntarily pulled months ago. A petition for the public to sign can be found at the Animal Rescue site and reads:

"Dear FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg: Thousands of beloved pets are dying and there doesn't seem to be anything we can do about it. Certain jerky treats from China are causing dogs to become extremely ill and in some cases, die. As you know, the FDA launched an investigation to find out the ultimate catalyst for these deaths, but Chinese laws and the companies' unwillingness to voluntarily recall the products are seriously obfuscating the investigation. They have left us no choice: we must ban all imports of dog treats from China until the culprit behind the situation is identified. Please act swiftly on this matter. Thank you."


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