One last plea for donations to our pet food testing project. We’ve got a week to go.
One of the biggest questions in pet food today, and undoubtedly would be the biggest horror of pet food ever revealed, is: are euthanized dogs and cats ground and rendered in pet foods? This worst possibility of pet food has gone unanswered for more than a decade by authorities, and was never given proper investigation in almost 20 years since the horror was first brought to the public’s attention.
The reality is, millions of euthanized pets (cats and dogs) are rendered – ground and cooked – and become animal feed ingredients. Most states do not allow euthanized animals to be dumped in a landfill; wild animals die when consuming the carcasses. Most animal shelters cannot afford a crematory. There is no other option. At tax payer expense, an area rendering company removes euthanized animals from shelters and their bodies are rendered.
September 27, 1995. Balitmore City Paper publishes ‘What’s Cookin’? Ever Wonder What Happens to Dead Animals?’ If you’ve never read this story, as difficult as it is to look at and think about, you should.
This journalist witnessed first hand animals including euthanized pets becoming pet food ingredients meat and bone meal and animal fat. The article includes some disturbing images as well.
2002. FDA investigates “The Risk of Pentobarbital in Dog Food”. FDA tested numerous dog food varieties (no cat foods were tested) and found many contained the euthanizing drug pentobarbital. FDA performed species source testing (to determine the species of the euthanized animal) but their testing was inconclusive. The FDA told the world no dog or cat DNA was found. But this is not exactly an accurate statement. FDA stated the only possible sources of pentobarbital in dog foods would be from euthanized dogs, cats, or horses. The agency admitted (in the fine print) they found no DNA of dogs, cats, or horses in their testing. In other words, their DNA testing was inconclusive; the actual source of the euthanizing drug was never found.
(FYI: In 2011, TruthaboutPetFood.com made connections with a DNA testing laboratory. This lab went to FDA scientists asking for the testing protocols used in their DNA investigation of pet foods containing pentobarbital. The FDA refused to provide their testing procedures.)
2004. In a report to Congress, the Congressional Research Services provided information on the rendering industry. This report told members of Congress a source of animals rendered is “animal shelters” and end products become “pet food”.
For those that think this couldn’t possibly happen in our pet foods, let me assure you it could very possibly happen. It could easily happen because FDA Compliance Policies allow it. Federal laws are supposed to prohibit any food – human food or pet food – to contain the remains of a euthanized animal. But, FDA doesn’t enforce all federal laws – especially those that pertain to animal foods. Click Here and/or Here to read FDA Compliance Policies.
All animals are being fed hideous wastes, regulatory authorities just look the other way.
How many of us have screamed and begged and pleaded with our politicians to force FDA to uphold the law with pet foods/animal foods? Our pleading has fell on deaf ears for decades.
Do you want to know one thing that will get their attention? Our testing. Our results.
We are not on a witch hunt, we are on a truth hunt. If pet foods contain the remains of a euthanized pet – we want the truth. If pet foods contain cancer causing preservatives – we want the truth. If pet foods contain toxic molds – we want the truth. We deserve the truth.
This testing is our truth.
Hopefully, we will do more testing in the future. But this is our first testing – an actual first in history. Nothing like this has ever been taken on before. Be part of the first – donate before the closing on June 6.