Protect your Pet
More Shocking FactsBook - 2001
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"On December 13, 1999, "Dateline" aired an investigation sponsored by The Humane Society of the United Sates in which undercover investigators revealed the use of dog and cat fur for human clothing." p.150
"Be assured that not all pet foods contain the deleterious substances described in this book. These are usually smaller companies that are truly concerned about hte health of our pets." p. 174
The pet food industry found feeding trials to be too restrictive, so AAFCO designed an alternative procedure for claiming the nutritional adequacy of pet food." p.44
In my first book, I wrote about the shipping of animal carcasses - including dogs and cats- to rendering plants. [...] Because pet food companies don't test the raw material they can deny or claim that they have no knowledge of rendered pets in the material they purchase." p. 21
Although this book is devoted primarily to animal companions and their health, humans who eat meat should also be concerned. p.20
"I have to agree with Dr. Lonsdale. Pet foods should not be involved in the veterinary profession. When you consider the detrimental effects some of these foods can have on our pets, veterinarians, the people who provide medical care for our pets, should not be involved in selling these products. In my opinion it would be the same as human doctors dispensing from their practices particular brands of foods for various ailments. p. 17.
Not only does Hill's provide free pet food to colleges to be used in their teaching hospitals but they also sell science Diet pet food to the veterinary students "at a heavy discount - $6.50 per unit (case or 20 lb bag) to students, staff and faculty in the College." p. 15
Later in the report, APO [he Animal Protection Institute] concluded, "If the American public knew what went into their dog's and cat's commercial food, you'd see some major changes in purchasing choices." The most frequently cited concerns by veterinarians involved the poor quality of meats, fats, and grains used in the products. p. 14
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Covers many of the big topics about industry interests in the pet industry, including rendered food, vaccinations, conflict-of-interest of vets selling food, toxins in pet food, puppy mills, and 'shelters' that have drop-off shutes.
""Dateline" revealed just how worthless AKC [American Kennel Club] papers really are by successfully getting two domestic cats registered as purebred Golden Retrievers." p.147
A word of advice: never purchase a pup or kitten from a pet store. You may think you are saving an animal from a miserable life but in fact you are supporting puppy and kitten mills." p.149
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