Fridays are for fun and yays and hoorays, but today I need to share something rather serious. I saw a post from my good friend @pioneerinjoy and I was beyond shocked. I’ll repost the caption here (slightly altered)- I know it’s long, but it’s SO important, especially for my friends in the US. Travis, AMEN to everything you said!!!!!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
“Again today we learned that a dog in the US has died from a euthanasia drug in its food. The drug was pentobarbital - commonly used to euthanise dogs, cats and horses. The pet food industry is so out of control that we have to share this.
Last year when I was sick, [my mom] decided to look into everything I come into contact with [...]. What she discovered shocked her to the bone. Please take the time to look into your doggie’s food, and really understand what you are feeding. The website truthaboutpetfood.com is a good place to start, as is signing up for their recalls emails. It’s US orientated, but a good eye opener for us all.
Last month we read that Ohio is the first US state to BEGIN legislation to prohibit the use of euthanized animals in pet food, and prohibit the use of dog and cat remains in pet food.
Yep, you read that correctly. This means that wherever you are in the US it is fully LAWFUL for pet food to contain the remains of cats and dogs. It’s no wonder we’re all getting cancer, when the very thing meant to nourish us is fundamentally wrong on every level.
We’re supposed to be man’s best friend. What began as a convenience is now so out of order it's sickening. Literally.
Don’t rely on the manufacturers, nor your vets. Use your common sense. Look at the ingredients. Really examine them. Be really annoying. Question the company who make them. Remember too that grain free doesn’t mean starch free; that locally sourced doesn’t ensure that it’s ethical; and above all, figure out if it is really providing any nutritional value to your dog, or just convenient.
[My mom] too has made mistakes, but she’s doing her damned best now to make up for it. [...] I am raw fed, and whenever she can, she prepares my food herself. And yes that takes time. She thinks I’m worth it.”