- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- United States of America
We, the undersigned, petition the President of the United States George W. Bush, and the agencies of Food and Drug Administrations, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We the people disagree and protest the Food and Drug Administration ruling, (21 CFR Parts 16 and 1240 [Docket No. 2003N-0400] RIN 0910-ZA21). Also the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (42 CFR Part 71).
We feel that these two agencies are using their power to halt the trade of exotic animals, foreign and domestic, for personal biased reasons. They are destroying the rights of all pet owners as well as the market for pet food, pet products as well as the pet trade it self.
Neither agency has publicly announced or invited professionals from these trades to help in establishing guidelines, restrictions, and or quarantine possibilities.
No one disputes the importance of protecting the American people from possible epidemics. Neither agency has thought of the consequences of destroying a viable trade to the American people.
With our world growing smaller each and every day, it is of the utmost importance that not only we learn to co-exist with all animals, but invite these animals into our lives to preserve their existence.
We the under signers believe the FDA and CDC can accomplish their task with restrictions, not complete termination of a trade.
Monkeypox is terrible, as is the Flu, and it can be prevented through restrictions and monitoring. We request that these rules not be allowed into the Register and these agencies seek professional assistance from the trade they are out to destroy. Also that they advertise in publications that pertain to the business in which they seek to regulate. We proudly sign this petition with our name, address and phone numbers as to certify our signatures and for future contact pertaining to this matter:
I the undersigned have read the petition and freely and willingly sign this petition disputing Food and Drug Administration ruling, (21 CFR Parts 16 and 1240 [Docket No. 2003N-0400] RIN 0910-ZA21). Also the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (42 CFR Part 71).
The Petition Against CDC, USDA and FDA Exotic Animal Ban petition to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was written by Ken Walker and is in the category Animal Rights at GoPetition.