Blood staining the street, uncovered trailer loads of pieces of dead animal carcasses traveling down roadways, a cow head in the street. This is what FDA and every State Department of Agriculture considers ‘food’; pet food. Very recent pictures from a rendering facility in Oklahoma. Warning graphic. Disgusting and absurd.
Below is a picture of the lot of a rending facility in Oklahoma. The pile of bone scraps in the middle of the muddy parking lot is what FDA and every State Department of Agriculture allows to be called “food”…pet ‘food’ ingredients.
A close up of the pile of animal material…
Truck delivering raw material…
Notice the above trailer has no protective tarp covering it.
The road leading into the rendering facility where this material becomes ‘food’ ingredients is stained in blood…
A trailer load of finished product (meat and bone meal) leaves this rendering plant…again, with no tarp covering the load. Ground, cooked animal carcass blowing in the wind.
These pictures were taken by and provided by a neighbor of the Valley Proteins rendering facility located outside of Oklahoma City, OK – from his front yard. He shared with me the smell coming from the plant is horrendous. A smelly, wet mist covers his home, his car, even him if he walks outside during times of production. And he shared that he feels sick most of the time, has tiny bumps covering his body that were not there before the plant operated as a rendering facility (same facility used to process used restaurant grease into ‘food’). He shared another neighbor is ill as well – since the rendering facility opened.
Neighbors have found maggot infested bones and a cow head in the street; material that has fallen out of delivery trucks. Neighbors of the rendering plant have complained to every regulatory authority. But…not one authority has taken action to protect the people who live near this rending plant. Government authorities actions have been to protect Valley Proteins.
TruthaboutPetFood.com has reported this issue to the Food Safety division of Oklahoma Department of Agriculture (oversees rendering facilities in OK).
How can this material hauled down roadways in open trailers be safe? It’s not.
How can this material being dumped in a parking lot be safe for nearby residents? It’s not.
How can material like this ever be termed ‘food’ – with no warning to the consumer? This is NOT food, it is recycled waste.
For far too long, pet ‘food’ has been allowed to contain hideous waste unbeknownst to the consumer purchasing the ‘food’. This needs to stop.
Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,
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