Saturday, September 10, 2011

Just say "NO" to companies that test on animals!

You might never guess that big-name dog and cat food companies would conduct cruel and invasive tests on animals in laboratories. But the companion animal food industry is big business, and in their efforts to slap "new and improved" labels on their products, some corporate competitors conduct CRUEL experiments on dogs, cats, and other animals.

Dogs and cats may be locked in cages and driven stir-crazy from confinement, playing the role of imprisoned taste-testers. In other cases, invasive and even deadly experiments may be conducted on dogs and cats as well as other animals. Ironically, these cruel experiments are often conducted so that companies can boast about the safety or nutritional adequacy of their products.

None of these tests is necessary or required by law, and humane alternatives do exist. Non-invasive, nonlethal, and cage-free "in-home" testing is conducted by PetSci, and collaborative veterinary clinic studies allow sick animals who are volunteered by their guardians to participate in humane feeding trials that can determine the beneficial effects of nutrition on a specific illness.
The following companies have assured PETA in writing that they do not test on animals in laboratories:

• Active Life Pet Products
• Artemis Pet Food
• Evangers
• Halo, Purely for Pets
• Natural Balance
• Newman's Own
• PetGuard
• Wysong Professional Diets

For even more info, go to:     WARNING: The videos are horrific!

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