Karmy dla zwierz±t - psów i kotów
Firmy produkuj±ce karmy dla zwierz±t - psów i kotów, ale z pewno¶ci± również dla królików - nie zawsze tak dbaj± o dobro zwierz±t, jak chciałyby to pokazac reklamy. W laboratoriach takich firm jak P&G czy IAMS ....
PETA has written letters to hundreds of companion animal food companies asking that they sign a statement of assurance if they do not test on animals. At this point, we have received responses from only a handful.
Click here for the UK version of this list.
Amoré Pet Services, Inc.
Animal Food Services
Azmira Holistic Animal Care
Burns Pet Nutrition
CountryPet Pet Food
Dry Fork Milling Co.
Dynamite Marketing, Inc.
Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Co., Inc.
Evolution Diet, Inc. (entirely vegan)
Good Dog Foods, Inc.
Halo, Purely for Pets
Happy Dog Food
The Honest Kitchen
Know Better Dog Food
Natural Life Pet Products, Inc.
Pied Piper Pet & Wildlife
Raw Advantage, Inc.
Rocky Mountain Natural Products
Sauder Feeds, Inc.
Treat Co, Inc.
Veterinary Nutritional Formula
Wysong Professional Diets
Companion Animal Food Manufacturers in the United Kingdom
Click here for the US version of this list.
For Cats and Dogs
Denes Natural Pet Care Ltd
Wackidog (veggie; only does bulk orders)
On April 10, vice presidents from P&G and Iams flew to Norfolk for a three-hour meeting with PETA. There is no change in the boycott status at this time, but as a result of our investigation, which revealed appalling conditions for animals inside a laboratory conducting studies for Iams,
PETA has asked to see both Iams’ own facility in Dayton and its retirement facility for dogs in Alabama. Iams is considering these requests but is decidedly reluctant. This gives PETA cause for concern.
Iams has promised, by April 24, that a mechanism will have been worked out whereby Iams and P&G can prove to PETA that appropriate housing, socialization and enrichment, and exercise programs are in place and functioning properly at all remaining Iams contract facilities. It should be made clear at this time that Iams has not implemented the program at all of its contract facilities. The mechanism will most likely involve the use of a third party approved by PETA. Meanwhile, PETA continues to press Iams on the issue of pulling all of its nutritional research in-house where it can be properly monitored.
Iams has invited PETA to suggest other experts we would consider acceptable to participate in the audits and follow-up processes.
Iams StickerThanks to all of you who have made these first small steps possible. Until we can give you a more complete and meaningful update on Iams’ actions, we ask that you continue to buy companion animal foods from the list of companies that we have provided on our Web site. If you have ordered the Iams stickers pictured here, please be patient. We will hold on to your contact information and mail the stickers if and when we believe that dealings with Iams are not moving in the right direction.
Fifi is one of 19 Iams dogs who have been shuttled between barren cement kennels and cold, hard, stainless steel cages for six years at this laboratory.
They are known as the "Met Dogs," short for "metabolic," a study run by Iams and other dog and cat food manufacturers. Fifi and other "Met” dogs, Maisy, Sally, Mickey, MadDog, Maxine, Christmas, DJ, Phoebe, Muffy, Humbug, Oreo, Mae-Mae, Gina, Major, Mir, Prancer, Gumby, and Bologna, as well as hundreds of other dogs, cats, and kittens Iams used in this facility were never given so much as a toy, never let out for group exercise or play, and were never socialized with humans. That is, until PETA came onto the scene. Despite Iams’ and P&G’s October 2001 promises, more than a year later, our investigator was allowed to make only the most minimal changes to these animals’ miserable living conditions during her nine months undercover. Iams dragged its feet, reneged on promises, and made sorry excuses to her (not knowing she worked for PETA) as to why the animals shouldn't be given such meager considerations as a place to rest off the concrete floor. Click here to view other photos of the animals.
The laboratory director explained Iams' attitude to our investigator: "You have pain. You want a solution no matter what it costs. As times goes [on], the pain gets forgotten. No more pain means you aren't willing to pay as much for that and that's what's happening here. [Iams] got hit by animal rights, now they did some dealing and made some promises — now the animal rights are cooling off, now the pain is gone. Now, they start looking at things [with] a much cooler head…." Not to mention a stone cold heart.
FifiOur investigator videotaped Iams dogs being dumped on cold concrete flooring after having huge chunks of muscle cut out of their thighs; a co-worker instructing her to hit the dogs on the chest if they quit breathing; another co-worker talking about an Iams dog found dead in his cage, bleeding from his mouth; a dog limping in pain from Lyme disease; cruel studies done by Iams involving sticking tubes down dogs’ throats to force them to ingest vegetable oil; Iams dogs with such severe tartar buildup on their teeth that it was painful for them to eat; vet technicians with inadequate training and experience performing invasive procedures; two co-workers conducting a pregnancy test on a terrified dog lying on top of a cart with wheels that moved every time she struggled; dogs and cats gone stir crazy from confinement; dogs and cats in windowless, dungeon-like buildings; co-workers talking about the live kitten who was washed down a drain; co-workers talking about how they had to go home because the ammonia fumes in the animal trailers were so overpowering that it made their eyes burn (try being one of the animals in those cages!); and cats kept in a cinderblock room with crude wooden "resting" boards that had nails sticking out of them. One of the boards fell on a cat, crushing her to death, while our investigator was there. The lab director did not remove the boards when the cat was crushed but he did remove them when he was told the lab was going to be inspected because he knew they were illegal. Click here to view video.
Our investigator also videotaped Iams representatives touring the facility and seeing the animals’ condition with their own eyes and feeling with their own sweat the overpowering heat and humidity in that place on a summer's day, knowing the animals can’t sweat. Unfortunately, the dogs can't walk out as the Iams guy did. An Iams veterinarian, who came to see the first group of 49 Labrador Retrievers the company had purchased for testing from a USDA Class B dealer, saw that one of the dogs had given birth in a cement kennel and that she had been provided with nothing to rest on to nurse them. Did he do anything? No! One of the puppies and an adult Labrador died shortly before our investigation ended — perhaps because the temperature in the building had fallen to 34 degrees. An Iams "behaviorist" saw dogs spinning out of madness in their cages and yet said nothing. An Iams cat dental researcher even overheard two employees talking about animals being treated inhumanely at the facility yet Iams continued to conduct business there as usual.
As for Iams’ & P&G’s promise that animals in their studies would
never be euthanized, PETA’s investigator documented the destruction of
27 of the 60 dogs whose muscles were hacked out of their legs. Two more
of those dogs were found dead in their cages several days after the muscle
surgery – one of them had been suffering for 11 days prior to her death.
Her dead animal form read: “pyometra [infection of the uterus] possible,
bloody discharge from vulva – foul odor present. Lethargic, not eating
Finally, shortly before our investigator left, the lab director told the vet techs to debark all of the Iams dogs as he was being disturbed by their desperate cries for attention. Our investigator emailed Iams researchers in Dayton with this information, hoping against hope that Iams would respond and say “No! You may not debark our dogs!!” But all she got was the sickening sight of a lab technician covered in blood after a day of performing the debarking surgery.
When our investigator resigned, she told the Iams representative and
the lab director that she was leaving because despite her best efforts,
nothing was being done to enhance the desperately boring, lonely, harsh
lives of the animals. The Iams representative admitted that both he and
the lab director were from the "old school."
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