More have attacked our pet food test results. I have a few things to say to those doubters…
First and foremost – our project was paid for by consumers and the results were presented to and for consumers. No – this was NOT a study. We tested pet foods and we published the results of that testing. It was not a study, it was test results.
Pet food consumers are given little to no quality of ingredient information on pet foods – we are asked to trust the regulatory system. Pet owners are rarely given unbiased information of pet food from their veterinarian – we are asked to trust their knowledge (perhaps obtained solely from a pet food sales rep). Drugs, flea medications, toys, everything – we are expected to put our trust in someone else. But when the shoe is on the other foot – when consumers publish test results – where is your trust of us?
No where to be found. We are condemned that our “study” was not peer reviewed, that it wasn’t in proper format, that ‘they’ need more information to trust what was found.
I ask all those that don’t trust our pet food test results…
Did you donate to help fund this testing?
Do you think it is acceptable for feed grade ingredients to be sold as pet ‘food’?
Do you believe that meats in pet food should be sourced from diseased animals or animals that have died other than by slaughter? If so, can you provide peer reviewed research to prove this waste is healthy for pets to consume? If so, can you provide peer reviewed research to prove these waste ingredient pet foods are safe to bring into consumers homes? If you don’t believe diseased animal tissues are suitable meats for pet consumption, what are you doing to try to prevent such waste in pet food?
We get it. You don’t trust us. We are expected to trust you and the waste ingredient feed grade pet food you pitch, but you don’t trust us. We are expected to trust your peer reviewed science that in most cases was paid for by Big Pet Food, yet you don’t trust our consumer funded science. What a pity. Well…that’s ok…because we trust each other. We trust our peers – fellow pet food consumers. We trust those veterinarians and pet food manufacturers that understand feed grade ingredient pet food is not food. We trust our pets – we’ve seen first hand the changes in their health when we changed to ‘food’ pet food (not feed pet food). And we trust our own common sense. Because it is simple common sense that pet food made from diseased or decomposing animal tissue or left over biodiesel grains is not real food or healthy for any animal to eat.
To read some of the latest bashing…
This guy makes a big deal out of not believing the mycotoxin, nutrient and bacteria results because the testing methodology was not provided. But…and this is significant…for some reason he DID believe the testing when we found no melamine or euthanizing drugs. In other words – he hand picked what he wanted to believe of our testing. The bad results, non-believer because we didn’t provide the methodology – the clean results, believer even though we didn’t provide the methodology. How convenient.
In this one I’m referred to as a huckster. This veterinarian stated in an interview on Pet Radio Show that “every commercial dog food meets the nutritional requirements set by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), therefore they are all the same with none having a nutritional advantage over the other.” And “Dr. Weeth went on to say that corn and grains are easily digested by canines, pose no health risk and are a good source of protein. She sees no reason for a preference of foods containing animal protein over plant protein.” And I’m the huckster?
On the flip side – click here to listen to an interview with my Canadian Pet Food Safety Advocate friend Rodney Habib – (he’s a pet owner…so you’ll like his interview with Tristan Flynn on Canadian radio).
And lastly I leave you with this image sent to me via Twitter by Piers Smart (in the UK). A perfect message to our doubters.
Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,
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