Petition

Protect Our Pork! Keep Harmful Stimulants Out Of Our Food

About the Petition

Ractopamine — a growth stimulant used in pork products — causes health concerns for animals and humans, including high heart rates and cardiac episodes. The pork industry has suffered from reduced international exports due to their continued use of the substance, and the growth stimulant also harms the environment, as more feed is required for the same amount of meat.

However, ractopamine is still present in 60-80% of U.S. pork products. Producers have made commitments to lower their ractopamine levels, and some companies don’t serve pork treated with the additive. But, until the largest pork producers take a united stance against the substance, Americans won’t know for sure what’s in their food.

Stand with The Animal Legal Defense Fund and tell the pork industry to stop using ractopamine.

Photo Credit: Nguyen Huy Kham/Reuters

To: U.S. Pork Producers

Ractopamine causes health problems for livestock and humans. You need to protect your consumers by eliminating the substance from your products.

Average doses of ractopamine administered to healthy humans resulted in faster heart rates and adverse cardiac events. The feed additive, which is meant to enhance development and leanness, also triggers higher heart rates, broken limbs, and death among treated animals.

Russia, China and the European Union prohibit or limit the use of ractopamine in their food. Some pork producers already operate 100% ractopamine-free production plants for international export. Your U.S. customers should expect the same.

I stand with The Animal Legal Defense Fund and urge you to remove ractopamine from your pork.

Sincerely,

[Your name here]

Supporters

  • 4567
    Jeannine Mihalek
    Beavercreek, OR
    2 years ago
  • 4566
    Robert Varner
    Southington, OH
    2 years ago
  • 4565
    Zack Knight
    Campobello, SC
    2 years ago
  • 4564
    Stevie Larabee
    Pasadena, CA
    2 years ago
  • 4563
    Boris Rumachik
    Dundee, IL
    2 years ago
  • 4562
    Martine Cuisenaire
    Belgium
    2 years ago
  • 4561
    James Taylor
    Elizabethton, TN
    2 years ago
  • 4560
    Rhonda Trelenberg
    Canada
    2 years ago
  • 4559
    Christopher Sego
    Ocoee, FL
    2 years ago
  • 4558
    Ana Ramirez
    Spain
    2 years ago
  • 4557
    Debbie Cocherell
    Anoka, MN
    2 years ago
  • 4556
    Isabel Sturla
    Evanston, IL
    2 years ago
  • 4555
    Lauren Battle
    Laguna Niguel, CA
    2 years ago
  • 4554
    Marie Claire De Luna
    Fort Atkinson, WI
    2 years ago

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