Thanks to one of you great readers out there, we are provided with some interesting information. Perhaps it is why so many of our letters to Congress are ignored.
Top Contributor to Congressman Blaine Leutkemeyer (R-Missouri)
2011-2012 Diamond Pet Food $14,250.00
A little more from Open Secrets.org…
Top Contributor to Member
• Diamond Pet Foods to Christopher S. ‘Kit’ Bond (R) in 2008
• Diamond Pet Foods to James M. Talent (R) in 2006
• Diamond Pet Foods to Sam Graves (R) in 2006
• Merrick Pet Foods to Randy Neugebauer (R) in 2006
• Nature’s Recipe Pet Foods to Ken Calvert (R) in 2000
Top Contributor to Candidate
• Diamond Pet Foods to Missouri District 4 candidates in 2010
• Diamond Pet Foods to Missouri District 9 candidates in 2008
Here is a lobbying report filed by Policy Directions (lobbyist) on behalf of Nestle Purina Petcare Co…
The lobbyist charges reported were $30,000 for work done for Purina in 2011.
And here is a link to lobbying expenses filed by the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association. 2006 – $100,000.00; 2007 – $120,000.00; 2008 – over $150,000.00; 2009 – $120,000.00; 2010 – less than $50,000; 2011 – less than $50,000.
They are constantly pushing their interests to Members of Congress. We can do the same. Not through paid lobbyists, but through sincere letters to your representatives in Washington. Keep telling them FDA Compliance Policies are illegal and absurd. Keep telling them the FDA must find the answer to the issues surrounding Chinese imported jerky treats. Keep telling them our pets are important.
Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,
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