The Humane Society of the United States is in the Pet Food business
Humane Choice is the new dog food developed by the Humane Society of the United States; the food will be sold at Petco, Whole Foods and other stores. The new vegetarian dog food is NOT made at a US company; it’s made in Uruguay.
The Humane Society Press Release states “To celebrate pets, The Humane Society of the United States announces the nationwide launch of a cruelty-free, all natural and certified organic “Humane Choice” dog food. The HSUS developed this new product to offer consumers a wholesome and nutritious dog food that does not contain animal-based proteins or support the factory farming industry.” http://www.humanesociety.org/news/press_releases/2010/02/humane_choice_dog_food_launched_020310.html
But what about supporting U.S. companies? The Humane Society of the United States selling a dog food made in Uruguay?
Makes no sense to me.
Here are the first five ingredients in the dog food… Organic ground canola seed, organic brown rice, organic soybean meal, organic buckwheat, organic flaxseed. This dog food would rate in Petsumer Report three paw prints on a five paw print scale. It does not contain chelated or proteinated minerals (for better absorption); it does not contain probiotics (to build a stronger immune system). An email sent yesterday (2/5/10) requesting country of origin information of ingredients has not been responded to; my guess would be some vitamins and minerals are sourced from China.
Humane Society of the United States…why?
Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,
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