Dear Food and Drug Administration,
I am writing to find out what the FDA's responsibility is in allowing Confined
Animal Feeding Operations to continue to brutally abuse, neglect, and kill cows,
pigs, chickens, and other animals used for food.
What is the FDA's position regarding the fact that citizens and journalists are not allowed to visit inside the facilities where these animals are raised and slaughtered?
CAFOs provide the major source of the United States meat supply, so what
explanation does the FDA have for allowing what goes on inside the facilities to
remain hidden from public scrutiny?
If the FDA does not accept responsibility for the regulation and sweeping reform
of CAFOs, what governmental or private organization does the FDA officially
defer to on the matter of their reform?