You're gonna feed me what?

Ah, the joys of working at a rendering plant

You're gonna feed me what?

You’re gonna feed me what?

Making sure that no coat hangers end up in Fluffy, Fido or Miss Piggie’s din-din is just one of the pleasures derived from sorting through vats of muck, what was once someone else’s dinner.

Working with restaurant waste, otherwise known as a perfectly legal ingredient in animal feed and pet food, is sometimes a little icky, but hey, if you’ve ever had to clean up someones barf before, you’ll be fine. Besides, you never know what riches you may find in sorting through the slop, flatware, plates, cups, dinner napkins, empty bottles, and even the odd coat hanger. Why, just wash the glop off and it’s still perfectly useful.

Mollie Morrissette

Mollie Morrissette, author of Poisoned Pets, is a consumer advocate and pet food safety expert and advisor to AAFCO's Pet Food Committee and Ingredient Definitions Committee and (more importantly) is mom to seven cats. Help support her work by making a donation today.

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