Do Euthanized Pets... really end up in Pet Food?
Sad, but true, our precious pets are being rendered for use in dog and cat food.
Below is a letter sent to us by a trusted friend and wife of an over the road
Hello Dave and Jan,
Tippy, Alfred, Sheba, Little Cats A, B and C,
Hello New Friends,
Thank you for your warm welcome. I hope to spend many years with you and
all of our pet friends. In response to something you asked in your welcoming
letter to me caught my eye and attention...
Yes, I do know what's in both dog and cat foods - I do not even have to
look at your report to know.
My husband is (hopefully 'was') an over-the-road truck driver, and I lived
on his trucks for over 3 years.
When he worked for a company out of Fort Worth, TX., he had to make a lot
of 'rendering' hauls - usually from Denver, Colorado to Sacramento,
Besides having to use public facilities all the time, not having a home to
go to, and living a very shitty life, the rendering trips were the worst!
Not only did we have to haul the stinkiest loads carried on any amount of
wheels, but I got sick every time we went anywhere near a rendering or pet
food plant. So did our dog and cat!
They are the most disgusting places, bar none.
And I'm not just talking about the horrendously nauseating smells... I'm
also talking about the animals we've seen waiting to be rendered into pet
The usual animals like cattle, pigs, chickens, sheep, deer, roadkill and
the like, and all of their parts, were somewhat easy to take, knowing that's
what we know to be in most of the foods.
But.......... the unusual are also incorporated into the foods. What I
personally saw at many places were: horses (which makes me sick far beyond
grief and sorrow), coyotes, raccoons, rabbits, bobcats, squirrels, pronghorn
antelope, one moose, birds of all kinds, even chipmunks, among other kinds of
wild animals, but worst of all
--- DOGS AND CATS!!!!!!!
-- OUR ONCE BELOVED PETS!!!!!!!
That's what made me the sickest... if they were killed on the roads, they were
picked up and brought to these places for 'rendering and processing.' If they
died or were put down at the vets and not given decent burials by their former
owners, they were brought to these places, sent by the vet's offices --- in
big bags and boxes --- many of them at a time!
I saw purebred dogs and cats in numbers that would stagger the imagination,
right along with just as many 'mutts.'
It truly broke my heart, knowing
that the owners hadn't known the final fates of their dead pets - or worse
yet, not know just 'what / who' they might be feeding to their 'new pets.' It
is called "by-products!"
It so sickened me that I wrote to The National Humane Society, President
Clinton, senators, congressmen, statesmen, newspapers, radios, spread it all
over the net/web, and to Bob Barker, host of 'The Price is Right' and
advocator of spaying and neutering pets.
Shockingly enough, I received no responses or feedback from any of these
A lot of people I spoke with while on the road just laughed and said they
knew!!! Only a miniscule few were shocked and dismayed.
I was choked with astonishment, and fear of what we are allowing ourselves
Needless to say, I threatened my husband with divorce if he didn't stop
making these hauls for the company he worked for then. He tried very hard to
get out of it to no avail, so the next best thing I did was to get off the
truck, out of the trucking life altogether, and find a house (our home now) to
live in. I have not been in a semi truck on the road since Feb. 6, 2001, and
don't ever intend to return under any circumstances. If I have no place to
live, I will live in my car first! God's truth.
I am a copyrighted writer, author and award winning poet, a proofreader,
editor and amateur publisher, if you would be interested in utilizing any or
all of my skills and talents toward your publication(s) or articles in the
future. I am professionally excellent in all of my skills, including and
especially spelling and [the] proofreading.
I write children's stories about our pets, and other animals I've seen
around the country, poetry, short stories, novels, and in many other areas of
Our pets are: my purebred 1 year old Stag Red
Miniature Pinscher - Dream Dancer (Dancer), my 5 1/2 year old black / white
(c - a - t) - Jesi, my husbands (our girl) 3 year old black / white Springer
Spaniel / Chow mix - Easter Eve (Easter), our 1 year old black / white (with a
bit of yellow on his wings) Canary - Yellow Wings (Wings), my gorgeous blue
and turquois Betta - Big Guy (Guy), and many other assorted tropical and
goldfish (most having names).
Each has their own unique story as to how they've come to join our little
family... I love sharing my writings, if you would be interested in reading
any of them sometime.
Well, I've taken up enough of your time, so I will again say Thank You for
your warm welcome. I hope we will become good friends.
Take care and God Bless you all.
Love and Blessings,
Jinie Rose Workman
Copyright © 2003
Sad but true, some companies do grind up and use euthanized pets and other
animals, including road kill, and farm and zoo animals that are pumped full of
drugs and antibiotics.
No one takes the time to remove collars and in the case of flea collars,
the chemicals end up in the pet food and in your pet's stomach and cells.
Any antibiotics or drugs in the animals system also may end up in your
We strongly condemn the pet food manufacturers who do these practices and
absolutely refuse to use any of their products.
Our pets are far too important to
us to purchase a food based solely on pricing. Cheap price on the bag usually
means there are cheap ingredients, and cheap ingredients do not build quality
cell structure and promote a healthy animal.
We only recommend one food because we know that Life's Abundance provides
only the finest, high quality ingredients in their food.
We have seen the incredible differences in our pets after switching over to
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We want your pet to live the longest and healthiest life possible.
We would also like for you to do some research on your own
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