PETA to FDA Chief: Launch Investigation, Resign

PETA’s latest press release calls for the resignation of the FDA’s commissioner, Dr. Andrew von Eschenbach. The letter also reveals a few new details:

  1. PETA believes that melamine is not the cause and that we may be on a wild goose chase with wheat gluten. It cites that a “top Candian laboratory” found aminoptering, disputing the FDA.
  2. It’s firmly behind the report that Iams dry food is causing deaths. (Which is supported by reader comments and our analysis.)
  3. They strongly disputes the statement that pet food regulation is on par with human food regulation, citing AAFCO’s lack of power over the industry.
  4. They are also calling for a criminal investigation into Menu Foods and Iams over the delay in reporting the recall. In fact, 3 members of congress are pressing for some sort of investigation: Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL).

PETA’s language is quite a bit stronger, as per PETA’s usual style, but it’s worth a read.

Thanks Howl911.

6 Responses to “PETA to FDA Chief: Launch Investigation, Resign”

  1. Steve says:

    Workers Return to Menu Foods Plant in Emporia
    WIBW, KS - 18 minutes ago

    Workers Return to Menu Foods Plant in Emporia
    3:27 PM Apr 2, 2007
    Reporter: AP

    EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) _ Workers returned to the Menu Foods plant in Emporia today, ending a shutdown that began more than a week ago after a massive recall of pet food made by Menu.

    The Canadian company recalled 60 million containers of wet pet food that had been made at the Emporia plant and a plant in New Jersey.

    It was unclear today whether the Emporia plant was back at full capacity.

    Paul Henderson, the head of Menu, said Friday that all its pet food made after March sixth is safe.

  2. Fendi says:

    hmm…I have watched PETA on Bullshits last time. I guess it right. :)


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    […] Will you still wear your fur? If you have animal skin, you better keep them and don’t give to PETA! […]

  4. PBurns says:

    For the uneasy relationship between pet food, PETA and wheat gluten, see >> http://terriermandotcom.blogsp.....luten.html

  5. Debbie says:

    Anybody who believes what the FDA (govt) and Paul Henderson has to say, especially at this point, has got to be the most naive people in the nation! I TOTALLY agree with PETA that the FDA chief should resign from his nice cushy job…where he, like most high-ranking govt. employees, spend more time making lame excuses for not doing their jobs!…in between counting their money in the bank and living the high life!!!!! Oh, yeah, right, we’re supposed to believe Paul Henderson too, the head of Menu foods,…yeah, right…tell me another one! Listen, people, PETA has nothing to gain from this pet food fiasco. The govt. and Paul Henderson has everything to gain $$$,$$$…

  6. Stac says:

    did you all see the new animal-less meat researchers are trying to develope i’m a big fan of saving animals and all but this would be like drinking o’douells (sp) when you really just want an ice cold coors light. Animal-less meat is a real dumb idea in my opinion.

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