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Iams - do not buy!!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Ameliarate, Jan 16, 2012.


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  1. Ameliarate

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    IAMS and animal testing


    I don't know whether people know about this or whether there is a thread on here already but I thought I would share what I found out on another forum so that people are aware.
     
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    My dogs were on Bakers for a while, I took them straight off it but during that time I had a hell of a time finding a food they liked, food was down for days and I mean days thinking the would be hungry and eat the new food, NOT a chance. Iams was the only one they would touch, so they are on Iams. :)
    I would think a few other pet foods would contain fibre or protein in some degree, I haven't seen this going around and it is the first I have heard of it. I would have to see more proof etc that it is due to IAMS foods.
     
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    I wouldn't touch the stuff due to the cruelty of the company, I don't care if the food is good or not I can't give a company money that condones the level of cruelty this company does.
    I have seen some disgusting things from this company :mad:
     
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    ANY company that advertises their DRY cat food as being better due to having less water than canned food really IS talking out of its a*se. They need to do some better research. :incazzato:
     
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    I heard this a while ago and havent used it, mine love whiskers so I sure hope they are legit :D
     
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    Out of interest, did you see the time stamp on the article that you are linking too? It is over 10 years old. Also, if you are boycotting IAMS because of something that might have happened over a decade ago, are you going to extent that to all of the P & G products?
     
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    lol I thought it was a while ago I heard it :eek:
     
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    Lol you are showing your age now noodle!
     
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    Im not old :eek: :D Just my sense of timings out of whack :D
     
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  11. B3rnie

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    Personally I don't care if it was 10 years or 50 years ago, the images I saw will never leave me. And yes I do boycott all P&G products.
     
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    Unforunately the link posted in one of the threads on here that explored the "truth" of the allegations first raised by the Sunday Express and then run with by PETA doesn't work anymore. But if I remember rightly, the footage that you probably remember seeing was filmed at a research facility that was one amongst other research facilities that IAMS used. Iams was never charged with animal cruelty; that research facility was. I don't know what other companies had subcontracted research to be conducted there but because IAMS was at the centre of the whole outcry I imagine it was the biggest brand name. As far as I remember, IAMS pulled its animals out of that research facility as soon as its practices were uncovered.

    So something went clearly awry somewhere. IAMS should have monitored the situation at the facilities where it subcontracted; so lack of knowledge about the goings-on at that facility are in my opinion careless at best and inexcusable at worst.

    However, they responded quickly and there have been no new allegations for a decade and I should imagine that PETA and others would have unearthed more dirt if there was any.

    Having said all this, do I feed IAMS? No, I don't because there are much better, cheaper foods out there. ;)
     
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    I wouldn't buy this barnd as I've seen the videos of the animal testing. its awful what they've done and i wouldn't spend one penny on them!
     
  14. B3rnie

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    P&G test on animals, therefore I don't buy them it really is that simple for me :eek:
     
  15. Waterlily

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    lol ok I have to ask, whats p & g ?
     
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    Proctor & Gamble - the company who own IAMS & a wedge of other brands. Some quite surprising too........... :eek:

    I so like my Pringles............ :(
     
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    aw ok, never heard of them here :)
     
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    You see, I am absolutely with you - I detest any unnecessary animal testing. Any animals tests for cosmetics, washing powders etc, another anti-headache pill, for example, I see as an unnecessary waste and cruelty. An interesting article was recently published on the use of mice and rats: Lab mice: Are they limiting our understanding of human disease? - Slate Magazine

    But it comes down to what types of "animal testing" they use. With IAMS I am in my opinion stuck between a rock and a hard place. PETA says that because IAMS isn't allowing them into any of their research facilities (though I believe they can be inspected by other organisations), consumers should err on the side of caution and instead buy products from one of the food manufacturers that have signed a sheet of paper that says that they do not test on animals. (or even better, PETA go one step further and say that you should feed your cat and dog a vegetarian diet to minimise animal cruelty...).

    Problem with that is that just glancing over those other food manufacturers, well, they just produce "normal" food. However, in addition to their standard food fare they also provide specialised diets for all sorts of medical problems; renal failure, UTI, allergies etc. Oftentimes these diets are the mainstay of the medical intervention. What I don't know is to what extent the animal experiments that IAMS was accused to have been conducting a decade ago; or rather that were done for IAMS at that research facility, were for their veterinary diets (or whether that actually makes much of a difference).

    In any case, even PETA now concedes that IAMS have shifted their "animal testing" to home-based feeding trials etc.
     
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