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"Please, Do Not Share, Forward, Discuss Nor Distribute My Previously Emailed Document"- George Ferguson Of North Carolina Department Of Agriculture

In recent files obtained via FOIA, George Ferguson of North Carolina shared his insights about his own state department's involvement in trying to privatize the term "human grade" via the private corporation AAFCO, of which his state would intern "adopt" via reference. In essence, Mr. Ferguson as a public employee involved with other employees in trying to privatize the regulation process for the pet food industry.

There are many moral questions surrounding public employees such as George Ferguson of North Carolina Department Of Agriculture. He has personally been involved in calling citizens foul names, and helping to "restrict access" to AAFCO meetings for certain citizens. This could also be called a ban. 

In one email, Mr. Ferguson states "I have also added a couple of pages of my own thoughts/comments that I believe the committee and any subsequent workgroup should consider if/when a decision is made to move forward with the AMS partnership." In a separate email, Mr. Ferguson follows up with other public employees stating, "Please, do not share, forward, discuss nor distribute my previously emailed document concerning our workgroup recommendations and my thoughts. As this document is in a draft form, sharing or discussing outside of our group at this time would be unacceptable."

When regulations are made in the dark, and at a high cost for citizens to attend, that is not "transparency" and it is not "for the public interest". Mr. Ferguson and other public employees are able to perform these same exact regulatory functions publicly, but they currently refuse to do so. 

Given that this public employee wishes to conduct his rule making privately, and away from the eyes of the public (even resulting to banning members of the public), Pet Schooled is making his previously emailed documents public in the name of transparency and the public record. 







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