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Primate Hand and Foot discovered at a Rendering Facility

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  1. Shannon

    Your article poses the question “Which animal feed manufacturers does Reigel By-Products sell to?”, but does not answer it.

    1. Susan Thixton Author

      I wish I knew – no rendering facility will release that information.

  2. Michael Farkas

    Buster (black lab mix), Coal (my latest addition last year- an unwanted neighborhood outcast that adopted us- Belgian sheepdog mix and a sweetheart) and I wish you a recuperative holiday season, peace and good health for the future. People that do good works (especially for animals that cannot speak for themselves) will be rewarded in heaven. I sincerely believe I will see you there someday. All the best to you and yours.

    1. Summer

      And while we’re on the subject, I thought you might appreciate this quote (one of my favorite, most days) by Fyodor Doxtoyesky.
      “Man, do not pride yourself on superiority to animals; they are without sin, and you, with your greatness, defile the earth by your appearance on it, and leave the traces of your foulness after you-“.
      Not us of course, and those who read this site!

  3. nancy

    How do they know it was a primate??……gross….

    1. Kim

      Nancy, it was probably identified visually. Certainly primate hands and feet don’t look like chicken.

    2. Andrea

      I read an article about this. They initially thought it was a human hand and foot, so they had it tested. It was then identified as primate.

  4. Carol Anne Rayson

    The bigger question here is , “from where did that poor primate’s hand and foot originate ?”- hopefully not from one of the US universities that still experiment on primates and other innocent,terrified animals

    1. Michelle

      Carol, Yep….my thoughts exactly. And if it ended up in the end product, what unknown toxic chemicals have now been passed on to some unknowing pet.

  5. UrbanCollieChick

    “A primate.” Hmmmmmm. YOu meannnnnn HUMAN?!?!?! 😮

  6. KathCA

    Since these renderers collect form shelters, vets offices, it wouldn’t be a stretch to think the animal died at a zoo.

  7. Jennifer Boehme

    I’m just going to start making my own dog food. This just gets worse every day. Don’t they even care what our animals eat!

  8. Dr. Laurie Coger

    It just gets better and better, doesn’t it? Yet the various pet food companies assure owners their foods are “wholesome” — whatever that means!

    Feed your pets whole foods, fit for human consumption!Know what you put in their bowls!

  9. Ruth Ann Foxall

    Yes, but anymore, fit for human consumption is even suspect. I’m not a fan of Monsanto.

  10. Pinky

    I am disgusted more often than not on the ingredients in commercial dog food. That is why my dogs don’t eat DOG FOOD. My 12 year old Corgi & 14 year old Border Collie has been raw fed or home cooked for since 2003, they were both very young. My Corgi has never been sick, my border has but she is doing incredible considering she is inbred, came from a puppy mill situation, but she IS 14 and doing well! I wouldn’t feed commercial food if it were given to me for free.

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