Lately, I’ve received several emails from consumers asking if I work for Purina or if TruthaboutPetFood.com is owned by Purina. I want to make this very clear…ABSOLUTELY NOT!
It seems someone posted somewhere that I (Susan Thixton) am employed by Purina and that TruthaboutPetFood.com is owned by Purina. When I got the first email about this, I almost thought it was funny. How could anyone post or believe that I was an employee of Purina? But then I received more questions asking the same question, it’s no longer funny.
I do not, would not – for any amount of money – work for Purina. I do not, would not – for any amount of money – work for anyone in Big Pet Food. Honestly – they could offer me a million dollars a month, and I would say NO. I’m not kidding, there is no offer I would accept.
I do not work for any pet food company, I do not accept money from any pet food company. I am 100% supported by pet food consumers.
I’d have to guess, that Purina – as well as other members of The Pet Food Institute (PFI – lobby organization of Big Pet Food) – actually hates me. Hates the air I breathe. If those that ever questioned my allegiance to pet food consumers would see how these companies treat me and other consumer advocates at AAFCO meetings – you would have no doubt to how they really feel and that they themselves want nothing to do with me. You can actually see them cringe when I walk into a meeting room. They rarely make direct eye contact, and only when forced to – do they ever acknowledge my presence. At one meeting several years ago, when I walked to the microphone to make a statement, Big Pet Food representatives moaned out loud and made audible statements such as ‘She has no right being here’. At another meeting when I sat down at the table next to the two representatives of the PFI, they collected their stuff and promptly moved to the other side of the room. It is crystal clear how they feel about this consumer advocate. They would never want me – as I would never work for them.
So no – absolutely not. I do not work for Purina, TruthaboutPetFood.com is not owned by Purina.
The domain TruthaboutPetFood.com is owned by me (Susan Thixton) and I work for pet food consumers. I don’t know if this ‘rumor’ was started by Big Pet Food to undermine consumer trust of me or if the rumor was simply an error by someone that doesn’t know me or TruthaboutPetFood.com very well. Regardless as to how/why – it is not true. Just wanted to set the record straight.
Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,
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