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  1. Dianne

    Susan, I typed a short report, but when I tried to post it, it said I had timed out on the captcha, so I lost my post. Any chance that can be fixed? The only way around it, seems to be to type then copy and paste into a new post

    Error: Time limit is exhausted. Please enter CAPTCHA value again. Click the BACK button on your browser, and try again.

    1. Susan Thixton Author

      No – I don’t get any of those. Sorry.

      1. T Allen

        Captcha issue solved by hitting the refresh captcha after typing message. 🙂 Still shouldn’t have to though.

    2. Cheryl Mallon-Bond

      Hey Diane, That happens to me all the time (it saying time expired, hit back, enter new captcha). However, anytime I have hit back, & entered new captcha, I was able to post my comments & never actually lost a post. Maybe it was a glitch on your computer?

      1. Dianne

        Yeah, it does disappear when I go back. Copy and paste for me I guess, unfortunately I don’t always remember.

  2. Linda Saslow

    Wonderful progress. Thank you!!

  3. Anthony Hepton

    Susan,Thank you for your great work and for your tenacity. We still have to get resolution on the deviations allowed under the various FDA Compliance Policies, this is like a leak in the life boat that brings all the bad elements into the end products. They talk about things like “reasonably safe” and ‘generally acceptable’, I am concerned about the 1% or even 0.1% unacceptable that leads to illnesses and death when millions of pets are getting products that fall outside the real definition of “safe”

  4. Madeleine

    You should be given a medal created specifically for work on behalf of the welfare and health of the four legged ones we love. In the short time you have been fighting for our fur families, you have gained not only our respect but you have gained the respect of the pet food industry whose greed often overrides their needs. From my family to you, I add my personal respect and admiration for your efforts and your ability to go toe to toe with those who are far more funded than your team. Thank you, Susan.

  5. T Allen

    I get the same thing and have lost several posts. Cut and paste is the only thing that works.

  6. Jo

    Very well done by the entire team, Susan, with YOU leading the way. Like you, I feel after reading this report that consumers saw some meaningful progress achieved in these meetings. So proud of you, Dr. Jean and the others for standing up and speaking out for our animal babies! I also want to thank the FDA and AAFCO for opening their ears and minds to our desperate cries for help.

  7. Nina Wolf

    Congrats, congrats. And I simply cannot believe you will be in Pgh and I WON’T!!!

    So who defines doing an animal “harm”? And how can that be measured? So, for instance, if a dog has chronic yeast infections from food, is that considered harm? Or chronic diarrhoea, or early onset cancer? The burden of proof would be on consumers, I’m sure.

    I understand that it is almost impossible to write a definition without a loophole, at least for government authorities. But you see where I am going with this, right?

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