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Monday, April 09, 2007

CRUEL COMPANION FOOD?


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 http://www.activelifepp.com/
Amoré Pet Services, Inc.1-866-572-6673http://www.amorepetfoods.com/
Animal Food Services1-800-743-0322http://www.animalfood.com/
Artemis Pet Food1-800-282-5876http://www.artemiscompany.com/
Azmira Holistic Animal Care1-800-497-5665http://www.azmira.com/
Burns Pet Health, Inc.1-877-983-9651http://www.burnspethealth.com/
Canusa International519-624-5697http://www.canusaint.com/
CountryPet Pet Food1-800-454-7387http://www.countrypet.com/
Dr. Harvey’s1-866-362-4123http://www.drharveys.com/
Dry Fork Milling Co. 1-800-346-1360
Dynamite Marketing, Inc.208-887-9410http://www.dynamitemarketing.com/
Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Co., Inc.1-800-288-6796http://www.evangersdogfood.com/
Evolution Diet, Inc. (entirely vegan)1-800-659-0104http://www.petfoodshop.com/
Good Dog Foods, Inc.732-842-4555http://www.gooddogfoods.com/
GreenTripe.Com831-726-3255http://www.greentripe.com/
Halo, Purely for Pets1-800-426-4256http://www.halopets.com/
Happy Dog Food1-800-359-9576http://www.happydogfood.com/
Harbingers of a New Age (entirely vegan)406-295-4944http://www.vegepet.com/
Holistic Blend1-800-954-1117http://www.holisticblend.com/
The Honest Kitchen 858-483-5995http://www.thehonestkitchen.com/
Know Better Dog Food1-866-922-6463http://www.knowbetterdogfood.com/
KosherPets, Inc.954-938-6270http://www.kosherpets.com/
Kumpi Pet Foods303-699-8562http://www.kumpi.com/
Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. (has vegan options)1-800-829-4493http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com/
Natural Life Pet Products, Inc. (has vegan options)1-800-367-2391http://www.nlpp.com/
Nature’s Variety1-888-519-7387http://www.naturesvariety.com/
Newman’s Own Organicshttp://www.newmansownorganics.com/
PetGuard (has vegan options)1-800-874-3221904-264-8500http://www.petguard.com/
Pied Piper Pet & Wildlife1-800-338-4610http://www.piedpiperpet.com/
PoshNosh Inc.613-747-15421-866-893-4006 (Outside Ottawa-Outaouais)
Raw Advantage, Inc.360-387-5158http://www.rawadvantagepetfood.com/
Rocky Mountain Natural Products1-877-768-6788 (Eastern U.S.)1-800-665-5521 (Western U.S.)http://www.rmtnp.com/
Sauder Feeds, Inc.260-627-2196http://www.sauderfeeds.com/
Stella & Chewy’s LLC718-522-9673http://www.stellaandchewys.com/
Timberwolf Organics, Inc.407-877-8779http://www.timberwolforganics.com/
V-dogfood LLC (entirely vegan)1-888-280-8364http://www.v-dogfood.com/
Veterinary Nutritional Formula1-800-811-0530http://www.vnfpetfood.com/
Wow-Bow Distributors Ltd. (has vegan options)1-800-326-0230http://www.wow-bow.com/
Wysong Professional Diets (has vegan options)1-800-748-0188www.wysong.net


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.

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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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