|Purred: Tue Nov 1, '11 5:57pm PST |
|The problem, Gummi, is that the low priced cat foods represent themselves as providing good nutrition for cats, not barely adequate nutrition for people who can't afford the expensive foods because they lost their jobs, or are students, or any of the many other reasons people are lacking money these days. While I understand your point about people being able to afford to feed their pets and thus providing a home, and I'm all for that as opposed to poor cats barely surviving on the streets (!!!), I feel that many pet food companies are just playing a "rip off" game. A heck of a lot of people, even very intelligent people, have no notion that all pet foods aren't created equally or that ingredients matter. The pet food companies don't want people to know these things either, or they would advertise themselves as "low cost alternatives".
Actually, this petition is about, to quote the petition, "the FDA allows materials from diseased animals, euthanized animals, downer animals, rodent feces and insect infested foods to be processed into pet foods/animal foods." I don't think that anyone wants these items in their pet's food. This is about saving money in a very disingenious way, not the same as making the food cheap with fillers. This is the link to a description of the petition, http://www.truthaboutpetfood.com/articles/we-the-pet-people.html. And, as an aside, I too buy the more expensive pet foods, but I don't necessarily trust them either to be honest.
I signed the petition. Don't ever think that any large corporation is out for any interest other than it's own bottom line.
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