Don Earl filed a Text of Petition for Writ of Mandamus against the FDA on August 9. Earl’s cat chuckles died from eating tainted pet food.
This action is an effort to force the FDA to properly conduct a credible investigation into the findings by independent labs of toxins other than melamine in pet food. Also, the action is calling for the prevention of the FDA’s program of systematically destroying essential pet food evidence.
Issues raised in the action include:
- The FDA focused on melamine, to the exclusion of contrary evidence and expert testimony showing melamine is virtually nontoxic, even at levels many times higher than that found in pet food samples.
- The FDA kept secret for three months a recall by rendering company, Darling International, of 1.4 million pounds of a meat protein ingredient commonly used in pet food, which was contaminated with melamine.
- The FDA appears to be following a predetermined script, which is based exclusively on unsupportable theories related to melamine from China.
- The FDA has moved to aggressively discount credible evidence which if properly investigated would uncover the source of toxins responsible for the deaths of thousands of companion animals.
- The FDA has controlled, withheld and otherwise manipulated critical information, and destroyed essential evidence, to the detriment of pet owners who suffered damages caused by the poisoned pet food epidemic.
Source: Pet Food Recall Facts, Press release