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
    1 year ago
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    Robert Varner
    Southington, OH
    1 year ago
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    Zack Knight
    Campobello, SC
    1 year ago
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    Stevie Larabee
    Pasadena, CA
    1 year ago
  • 4563
    Boris Rumachik
    Dundee, IL
    1 year ago
  • 4562
    James Taylor
    Elizabethton, TN
    1 year ago
  • 4561
    Ana Ramirez
    Spain
    1 year ago
  • 4560
    Debbie Cocherell
    Anoka, MN
    1 year ago
  • 4559
    Isabel Sturla
    Evanston, IL
    1 year ago
  • 4558
    Lauren Battle
    Laguna Niguel, CA
    1 year ago
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    Tarnah Travers
    Rogers, AR
    1 year ago
  • 4556
    George Canada
    Oklahoma City, OK
    1 year ago
  • 4555
    Julie Barthel
    Metairie, LA
    1 year ago
  • 4554
    Giacomo Bigollo
    Italy
    1 year ago

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