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Online petition calls for pet food to be included in SNAP benefits

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An online petition is calling for the federal government to make changes to the food stamp program to allow people using those benefits to purchase pet food, according to a WGN report.

More than 88,000 people had signed the Care2 petition as of Monday morning.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that once the petition gets 90,000 signatures, it will be presented to the USDA. The paper reports that SNAP benefits have been limited to food products solely “for human consumption” since 1964, and altering that definition would require Congressional approval.

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