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A friend from a rescue group sent this to me.


Dog and Cat Lovers BEWARE: Iams Is Dangerous to Dogs and Cats!

If you have a dog or cat at home, you should know that Iams is
dangerous to dogs and cats—both those in laboratories and maybe even
your own at home.

A People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) investigator went
undercover in an Iams contract laboratory and discovered and
documented dogs who had been living for up to six years at a time in
barren steel and cement cells, having huge chunks of muscle cut from
their thighs and their vocal cords severed. Twenty-seven dogs were
killed while others died of untreated illness. Many more went mad from
intense confinement.

These tests are not required by any law and could have been done
humanely in a home environment or vet clinic. Even so, Iams continues
to conduct tests just like the ones depicted in PETA's video footage.
Yet even with all this "nutritional" testing, Iams has been cited in
at least four states for selling food that fell short of the
nutritional content reported on the label! And the FDA recently
recalled 248,080 pounds of Iams dog food from New York, Pennsylvania,
Rhode Island, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky after discovering
dangerous levels of an animo acid that can cause sickness in dogs.
Iams gets much of its meat supply from the rendering industry, which
is not regulated for quality assurance by the USDA and which supplies
big pet-food companies with meat that includes so-called "4-D meats"
(which come from dead, dying, disabled, or diseased animals) and
euthanized dogs and cats..
Please, if you love dogs and cats, don't buy Iams food, and tell
everyone else why they shouldn't either. To find out more and for a
list of pet-food manufacturers that don't test on animals in labs,
visit http://www.iamscruelty.com/
 

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That is so messed up. I'm so mad right now. It's a dog food company. Why do they do those kinds of testings?! What's the point? The stinking tsunamis need to hit the Iam's labs!
 

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thats totally what i was talking about before!!! in the avatar...thats the dogs Iams pic.
they're even in the issue of Animal Times (for peta) in the holiday issue. page 13.
 

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Originally posted by LadysMom@Dec 28 2004, 03:25 PM
A friend from a rescue group sent this to me.


Dog and Cat Lovers BEWARE: Iams Is Dangerous to Dogs and Cats!

If you have a dog or cat at home, you should know that Iams is
dangerous to dogs and cats—both those in laboratories and maybe even
your own at home.

A People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) investigator went
undercover in an Iams contract laboratory and discovered and
documented dogs who had been living for up to six years at a time in
barren steel and cement cells, having huge chunks of muscle cut from
their thighs and their vocal cords severed. Twenty-seven dogs were
killed while others died of untreated illness. Many more went mad from
intense confinement.

These tests are not required by any law and could have been done
humanely in a home environment or vet clinic. Even so, Iams continues
to conduct tests just like the ones depicted in PETA's video footage.
Yet even with all this "nutritional" testing, Iams has been cited in
at least four states for selling food that fell short of the
nutritional content reported on the label! And the FDA recently
recalled 248,080 pounds of Iams dog food from New York, Pennsylvania,
Rhode Island, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky after discovering
dangerous levels of an animo acid that can cause sickness in dogs.
Iams gets much of its meat supply from the rendering industry, which
is not regulated for quality assurance by the USDA and which supplies
big pet-food companies with meat that includes so-called "4-D meats"
(which come from dead, dying, disabled, or diseased animals) and
euthanized dogs and cats..
Please, if you love dogs and cats, don't buy Iams food, and tell
everyone else why they shouldn't either. To find out more and for a
list of pet-food manufacturers that don't test on animals in labs,
visit http://www.iamscruelty.com/
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oh great and maxi eats the dry iams
 

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Before I found out what Iams does to the poor doggies they use at their labs. i bougth their food once (a while back), so I went back to the store where I bought the bag and returned the food with no problems at all.
 

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I remember seeing this a while back on this forum, and when I found out this crap happened, I was so pissed. I get very sad when I see bad things in general, I am very emotional, and when I saw video footage of the dogs with the cut out muscle just lying on the floor with the wound open, and the dogs are drooling on the floor recovering from the anesthesia, it just about made me hurl. I get so angry...I can't believe this happens right now in the United States of America in the year 2004...how archaic and cruel. Do people not have feelings, compassion, sympathy, empathy, or anything?
Just horrendous!!

So, to continue my story, I emailed everyone I knew about IAMS and to not buy the product and to find other products that are associated with the company and avoid buying those products too.

Ugh, sick [email protected] and what they will do for money.


~Elegant
 

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Originally posted by Elegant@Dec 28 2004, 07:53 PM
I emailed everyone I knew about IAMS and to not buy the product and to find other products that are associated with the company and avoid buying those products too.
yeah thanks Elegant for the email, i never knew a big company would do such horrible things to cute dogs! :eek:
 

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I had read somthing about this on and old thread,but didnt realize till i watched this film,how horrilble>I used Iams till i read that thread,im so glad i changed.
 

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Eukanuba is part of Iams...the same company. Did you guys check out the videos? It is so sick. Those poor dogs...they are suffering so much and you can see it on their faces. It's so sad. I will pass this along to everyone I know and please if you are feeding your dog Iams or Eukanuba, DON'T do it anymore. Their food sucks anyway. You can find healthier food for your dog at the same price.

This is so sick.
 

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Originally posted by Nichole@Dec 28 2004, 11:04 PM
The only reason I knew about Iams and their cruelty to animals was because of Dr. Cathy!  <div align="right">index.php?act=findpost&pid=25964
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Same here! It just gets so REAL when they're being so descriptive.
 

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Does that include the Eukanuba group too?!!!!

Fudgecicles!!!! (my hubby's version of the fxxk word). I went to Iam's company site to find out what they have to say for themselves... and when I started seeing all this Eukanuba banner, I was like, oh no...

Does anyone know of BilJac's reputation on animal testing?
 

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I knew that Iams & Eukanuba were the same company, but I NEVER knew about the animal testing and all the cruelty!


I'm going to change Abby's food now, I don't think she really enjoyed the Eukanuba (well not as much as I thought she would) and the package is almost finished.

I need a food that I can get here in Australia... any suggestions?
 
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