Monday, January 5, 2015

Pet Food Test Results

As some of you may know, The Association for Truth in Pet Food, of which I am a member, had a fund raising campaign back in April of 2014. The goal was to raise $10,000 to begin our own independent scientific laboratory testing of cat and dog foods. This is something that has never been done before. History in the making.It is the first consumer funded in-depth examination of pet food. Not only was the $10,000 raised quickly, but it was surpassed and over $15,000 was raised by very determined pet food consumers.

The testing began and now the moment we have been waiting for....the results! What was found "is truly shocking and sad", says Susan Thixton, founder of the association. Personally, I can't even begin to express how I felt as I read the report. There just aren't enough words. Disgusted is one word.

I have written about the dangers of the ingredients in some commercial pet foods and though yes, those are a serious problem -- the test results add insult to injury. It's even worse than I thought. This is a huge wake-up call for not only all who own pets but veterinarians as well. This cannot be ignored or denied any more. 

We, the determined pet food consumers, are fed up and are having the foods tested ourselves. And now with our first scientific laboratory results in hand, we -- the pet food consumers, have to speak up and share this information with our representatives in order to change things. We must also share it with all pet food consumers in order to educate.

Pet food consumers provide state governments with an estimated $1 billion dollars in sales tax revenue per year on pet food purchases alone. The question has to be asked...what are pet food consumers getting in return for this revenue?

Please click here to read the results and find out how to contact your representatives. (She makes it easy with an example letter.) There are also links to download an infographic overview, a printed two page overview and the entire 54 page report -- so please share!

Click here to learn how you can be part of the team that changes the future of pet food!