Do you know who the United States consumer representative to the Association of American Feed Control Officials is?
I am your representative, and I need your help. Today.
In three short weeks, I need to attend the next Association of American Feed Control Officials conference in Savannah, Georgia on January 20th.
But I can’t do it without your help.
Your donation will help me pay for the cost of traveling to Savannah, and the registration fee to attend the conference. Yes, it’s expensive, but it’s worth it. Going there means the difference between having a pet food consumer advocate representing your needs to government officials or not.
It’s that simple.
As an official representative of American consumers, I represent you and your pets need to the federal and state government officials; the same government officials in charge of creating the model bills that state governments follow or adapt to govern the sale and manufacture pet food and animal feed.
I was selected by AAFCO to be a committee advisor to identify the issues and interests of consumers – like you – who may be affected by regulations based on the AAFCO Models.
Most consumers have never heard of AAFCO, but basically, AAFCO’s philosophy sums it up: “the most important aspect of feed regulation is to provide protection for the consumer as well as the regulated industry. A major function of feed regulations is to safeguard the health of man and animals.”
In a nutshell, what AAFCO does, is develop the standards, definitions, and policies for the enforcement of feed laws; and to promote uniformity of those laws, and the regulations and enforcement policies for pet food and animal feed.
So, no matter what state you live in the laws on the books probably originated with the model bills that were created by AAFCO. And those rules are behind every single bag and can of pet food and animal feed sold in your state and brought into your home and fed to your pet.
What AAFCO does and what I do is that important. And I am asking – begging – you to help me help you and your pets achieve my mission to help and the needs of all American consumers at AAFCO.
Won’t you help?
A donation of $5 – the price of a couple of tins of pet food – will make the difference between having me representing you at AAFCO this January or not.
Please donate through PayPal at PayPal.me/poisonedpets or visit my GoFundMe page to find out more.
Thank you! Oh, and how could I forget? Big hugs to your fur babies. <3
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