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Author Topic: Strange Pet Food Testing Being Done At The University of Illinois  (Read 4322 times)
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Laurie
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« on: October 11, 2007, 06:51:38 PM »

    I came upon this article from the New York Times while doing a search on pet foods. It describes a procedure they use to gauge the digestibility of various food items in dogs. Caution: may be upsetting to some readers.   http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/02/magazine/02pet-t.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1
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3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2007, 08:20:00 PM »

Not a pretty read, but extremely well put together history of the evolution
and mentality of pet food manufacturers. Thanks, Laurie.
Thinking about this over night, it sure explains why pet food is composed largely
of garbage waste and why the makers could care less about fur-kids. Man, the
images from this article really stick in your mind.
3cats

Professor Nestle perceives two tracks for the future feeding of America’s cats and dogs, tracks that parallel the nutrition trends of their owners: The wealthiest 5 to 8 percent of pet owners, those with college educations, annual household incomes in excess of $70,000 and an expanding human diet of organic, locally grown and luxury food products, will provide ever better, fresher and more delicious food for their pets. The other 92 to 95 percent of pets compose a second track that will consume increasingly industrialized diets. Even today these diets commonly consist of byproducts cooked into sterile and viscous masses, sheared into the simulacrum of a bone or a patty, and then, according to a report by the National Research Council in Washington, spray-dried with minuscule beadlets of fat, protein and calibrated savor. Kind of like the industrial, increasingly synthetic and processed diets of their owners.
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3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2007, 06:24:27 AM »

It isn't just this one university research program on animal nutrition, but a fundamental
disrespect for all life, that allows Dr. Fahey (aka Joseph Mengele IMHO) that is
allowing pet food manufacturers and food manufacturers to can and sell poison and call
it an "industrialized diet" for fur-kids and people. There is something really wrong
with this outlook on food safety and the attitude that "mistakes" are just a regretable blip
in the quarterly profits statement, as the food industry has in 2007 with the pet food
recall.
3cats
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JJ
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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2007, 07:15:55 PM »

Frankenstein is alive and well in so many places! Anyone reading this link should seriously consider home cooking after how this piece of chit feels about animals. No more commercial foods. You cook for yourselves - just incorporate more of it to feed to your beloved lil furry  ones. If no one is buying this toxic sludge garbage in a bag, pouch, jar, can or container they will have no ones pets to sicken and cause suffering and death.
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5CatMom
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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2007, 05:23:15 PM »

I'm convinced they want to figure out how to make pets eat cardboard.

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3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2007, 07:21:40 PM »

At least cardboard has fiber :-D. Heaven help us.
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