New petition asks for food stamps for pets


(KRQE) – A national petition launched online calls for pet food to be included in SNAP, or food stamp benefits.

Currently, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, only covers food for people.

The person who created the petition says people’s financial status can change at any time and they should not have to give up their family pet simply because they hit a rough patch.

So far, the petition has more than 80,000 signatures.

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