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Monday, April 09, 2007


I have always been aware that many companies partake in very cruel animal testing etc in its production processes, and so I try very hard to choose cruelty free products and buy from companies that do not test on animals. The usual culprits are, though not entirely, cosmetic firms. Some of the cosmetic companies that do not test on animals are The Body Shop, St Ives, Clinique, Clarins, etc. It is important to note that while some companies are Against Animal Testing themselves, they may be owned by parent companies that condone animal testing.
I, however, must be living in the dark ages or something because today I managed to shock myself beyond comprehension. I discovered that pet/companion food producers also subscribe to gross acts of cruelty towards animals in order to produce food for our beloved pets.

It never occured to me that pet food manufacturers would also be perpertrators of immense cruelty towards the very same animals for which they are manufacturing their "top quality" foods.

The amount of information and evidence that I stumbled across regarding acts of intolerable cruelty carried out by pet food manufacturers was mind boggling! I was shocked and at the same time sadenned to discover that many pet food manufacturers that are guilty of animal testing are those that produce brands that are all too familiar to us. IAMS being one of the main perpertrators!

What is even more disheartening is the fact that the number of pet food manufacturers that DO NOT TEST ON ANIMALS are rather few, and probably not readily available in Malaysia.

If you are concerned about animals in laboratory tests, you should purchase companion-animal food exclusively from the following companies, which is going to be difficult in Malaysia I guess.

Active Life Pet Products 1-877-291-2913
Amoré Pet Services, Inc.1-866-572-6673
Animal Food Services1-800-743-0322
Artemis Pet Food1-800-282-5876
Azmira Holistic Animal Care1-800-497-5665
Burns Pet Health, Inc.1-877-983-9651
Canusa International519-624-5697
CountryPet Pet Food1-800-454-7387
Dr. Harvey’s1-866-362-4123
Dry Fork Milling Co. 1-800-346-1360
Dynamite Marketing, Inc.208-887-9410
Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Co., Inc.1-800-288-6796
Evolution Diet, Inc. (entirely vegan)1-800-659-0104
Good Dog Foods, Inc.732-842-4555
Halo, Purely for Pets1-800-426-4256
Happy Dog Food1-800-359-9576
Harbingers of a New Age (entirely vegan)406-295-4944
Holistic Blend1-800-954-1117
The Honest Kitchen 858-483-5995
Know Better Dog Food1-866-922-6463
KosherPets, Inc.954-938-6270
Kumpi Pet Foods303-699-8562
Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. (has vegan options)1-800-829-4493
Natural Life Pet Products, Inc. (has vegan options)1-800-367-2391
Nature’s Variety1-888-519-7387
Newman’s Own Organics
PetGuard (has vegan options)1-800-874-3221904-264-8500
Pied Piper Pet & Wildlife1-800-338-4610
PoshNosh Inc.613-747-15421-866-893-4006 (Outside Ottawa-Outaouais)
Raw Advantage, Inc.360-387-5158
Rocky Mountain Natural Products1-877-768-6788 (Eastern U.S.)1-800-665-5521 (Western U.S.)
Sauder Feeds, Inc.260-627-2196
Stella & Chewy’s LLC718-522-9673
Timberwolf Organics, Inc.407-877-8779
V-dogfood LLC (entirely vegan)1-888-280-8364
Veterinary Nutritional Formula1-800-811-0530
Wow-Bow Distributors Ltd. (has vegan options)1-800-326-0230
Wysong Professional Diets (has vegan options)

I am also rather sad to see that BilJac is not on this list, and I don't know how to react to that, as Cleo is on BilJac. One thing that I will do is write to BilJac to ask if they are part of the Against Animal Testing (AAT) campaign.

Other than that, I will also try to source for alternative pet food for my Cleo and Lucky, but in the meantime I will have to seriously consider cooking for them completely. Currently they are on a mixture of BilJac plus meat that I cook specially for them.

I would also appreciate it if I could get feedback from everyone on any other brand that supports AAT, so that I can update this list.

I am actually finding it really hard to write this evening, so I am going to stop here for the time being. I am just so stressed and outraged by the information and truths that I have uncovered . I am kicking myself for being so ignorant, and therefore inadvertently supporting these corporations that make millions by inflicting pain and torture onto helpless creatures.

Here are some other useful links

You can make a difference.


Consumer Products

Companies that DO NOT TEST on Animals, so please try and buy stuff from these companies.

Companies that conduct CRUEL TESTS ON ANIMALS. Please stop buying from these companies as far as possible. You can make a diference and stop animals from being subjected to cruel acts.

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