The Pet Food Institute has their own ‘Truth’ and now it’s been shared with me that Science Diet has their own ‘Truth’ too. Science Diet is hosting seminars titled “The Truth About Pet Food”.
In 2013, we learned that the Pet Food Institute (lobby group representing Big Pet Food) purchased the domains TruthaboutPetFood.net and .org – and directed those domain names to the lobby organization’s website. And now – thanks to a Independent Pet Store owner – we learn that Science Diet has their own version of the ‘Truth’ too.
It has been shared that Science Diet is hosting ‘The Truth about Pet Food’ seminars in various cities across the United States. The public is not informed – in advance – that this pet food seminar is sponsored by a pet food manufacturer. Here’s the flier for the event…
I was told this ‘Truth about Pet Food’ event was hosted by a sales rep with Hill’s Science Diet. The attendees of this event felt the speaker attacked other brands of pet food and attacked small independent pet food stores (who don’t carry the Science Diet brand). They also felt information shared during this seminar was such ‘half truths’ that it could damage the trusted reputation of TruthaboutPetFood.com.
My sincere thanks to the independent pet store owner that alerted me to these seminars so that in turn I can alert all of you that not all Truth about Pet Food seminars are the same.
FYI: If the Truth about Pet Food seminar you attend is pitching any pet food brand (Science Diet or any other) – it is NOT a TruthaboutPetFood.com seminar. TruthaboutPetFood.com seminars provides attendees with the laws/regulations, ingredient definitions and how the laws and definitions result in misleading consumers. Never are any pet food brands pitched.
Update: I just got off the phone from a lengthy conversation with the Hill’s representative that put on this seminar. He was very gracious and very apologetic about the connection that was made with his seminar and this website. He understood the concern from consumers and myself especially after he learned of the Pet Food Institute action last year. He assured me seminars in the future would not be held with ‘The Truth about Pet Food’ name. My sincere thanks to him for making the effort to contact me.
Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,
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