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Mandycat
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« on: February 13, 2011, 01:00:48 AM »

Sources for raw food for "prey" based diet not always ligitimate.

      http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20110213/NEWS01/102130320/Trendy-pet-diet-breeds-illegal-buys?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Home
 
     
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2011, 10:11:22 PM »

The one comment left hit it - the middle man is cut out of this and not getting their cut of the pie. Another comment said to set your own traps and catch wild things in your yard w/a hav-a-heart trap.

If someone somewhere is not making some $$$$$$$$$$ on it, then make it illegal til they can figure an angle to get those $$$$$$$$$$$$ in 'their' pockets.

People only want fresh, unadulterated food for their pets without all the added chemicals and whatnot. Can anyone blame 'em?
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2011, 10:42:47 PM »

JJ,
I think you missed the point of the article. No one is saying that a person cannot trap or hunt their own animals for their personal use.  The point of the article is that there are people who are selling the meat on-line to other people without a license to do so and without any inspection of the meat to be sure it is fit for consumption.  Those people ARE making money, but doing so illegally.  The people buying it are risking the health of their pets to be feeding this stuff raw not knowing if it was handled properly, is fresh, is road-kill, is even the animal it is purported to be, etc. etc.  Believe me, this could be worse than anything coming from a petfood company!  If someone wants fresh, raw food for their pet, they owe it to the pet to buy it from a legitimate company and have at least some peace of mind that the meat will be safe to eat.  Would you buy meat in this manner for either yourself or Lady, even if you were going to cook it?  Not me!   Huh 
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2011, 11:02:13 PM »

MC no I would not buy in this manner for Foxy Lady. I see your point on it not being safe unless you personally knew where it came from, was it flash frozen or packed in dry ice immediately, etc. so it could be shipped in a safe manner.

With so many people looking for a lower priced alternative, with many being out of work, working minimum wage part time jobs, they might not think first and just go for it.

Do people who hunt and fish take what they legally hunt and have it inspected if they are planning on consuming it - never heard of anyone doing that so would that be the same thing but they are doing it legally for their own use? Also would any of their friends and/or family they shared with ask if it had been inspected - not heard of that either.

Illegal is illegal and these people are just trying to make some money and it will always be Buyer Beware. Thx for posting this as it may give people pause before jumping into this without thinking first.
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2011, 11:19:43 PM »

JJ,
People who hunt and fish for their personal use do not have to have anything inspected. But, since they know they are going to eat the meat or fish, they would take the necessary precautions to be sure that they personally handled it properly so that they would not put themselves or their dinner guests at risk.  Of course, I would never eat even what I personally hunt or fish without cooking it first which would, hopefully, eliminate any possible danger just in case I was not as careful as I should have been.   Wink
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