I grew up in a hippy commune in Northern California, where living in sustainability and harmony with nature was a way of life. But, back then, I could have cared (…) Read more
Posts in Category ‘Ethics of Pet Food’
Mars Petcare’s Sustainable Seafood Pet Food Campaign Sounds Great Until You Do a Little Digging
For over a decade, Mars Petcare, the largest pet food maker in the world, has been promising they would introduce a certified sustainably sourced fish-based pet food, but today, Mars (…) Read more
From Stable to Table: Horses Turned into Pet Food & Their Bones Sold as Dog Chews. In America. Right Now.
There have only been a few times in my career as a pet food safety advocate where I stood paralyzed – frozen in horror – when I witnessed something so (…) Read more
Dolphin-Safe Cat Food? Think Again. Lawsuit Accuses Nestle-Purina of Using Suppliers Whose Fishing Practices Endanger Marine Mammals.
Three separate class action lawsuits filed last week accuse Nestle-Purina PetCare Co., StarKist Co., and Bumble Bee Foods of fraudulently labeling their products as “Dolphin Safe,” while use suppliers whose (…) Read more
How Plastic Will End Up in Everything You And Your Pets Eat. Sorry, But it’s True.
A stunning, and deeply troubling, report published in the journal Science Advances, scientists are finding tiny pieces of plastic, in organic fertilizer made from food waste. Microscopic fragments of plastic (…) Read more
Pet Food Institute Backs Puppy Breeding Program to Keep Supply of New Customers Growing
While reading this month’s Pet Business magazine, I came across an article called (prophetically), Dying in the Lap of Luxury. What the article explained, was that there would be shortage (…) Read more
Obama to Stop Fish Caught by Slaves; Closing Loophole For Goods Made by Slaves to be Imported and Used in Pet Food
Buying cheap fish flavored cat food may just get a little harder. For decades, American companies have legally been allowed to import fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia — (…) Read more
Nestle Purina admits putting fish from slave labor in cat food
Nestlé Purina made the stunning admission that they had found evidence of that slaves were used to catch fish – fish used in their cat food. The unusual disclosure comes (…) Read more
FDA says: “Food From Genetically Engineered Plants Is Safe To Eat”
Today the FDA publicly declared that “Food From Genetically Engineered Plants Is Safe To Eat.” The agency says since there is no scientific proof that GMOs are bad, therefore, they (…) Read more
Horrific abuse of rabbits used in pet food, investigation reveals
Crammed into battery cages and suffering in horrific conditions, these beautiful white rabbits may be destined for pet food bought by unsuspecting consumers in the US and abroad. They will (…) Read more