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It’s the same story everywhere…Pet food with poison…rat poison…not even from the U.S. Having wheat shipped in to save a penny…keeping the American farmers from making a living and then harming and ultimately killing our beloved pets.

The question here is two fold in my book.

ONE:
Should these unthinking and caring suppliers be responsible for what they are selling the public…therefore should class action be brought against them?
If I poisoned my neighbors dog I would be sitting in jail right now trying to find a bondsman! BUT then I am not a multicomglomnerate company, making millions of others people, now MISERY!
Companies as people should be held accountable for what they do or do not do!

TWO:
Should there be better regulation in a multimillion business that is harmful of a living life?
Some of you might think BIG deal…but I bet you are not pet owners! The rest of would say…ABSOLUTELY {those are not the words I really wanted to say, by the way!}.
This is the latest up date on what the pet food industry has done and is now feeding the public…lets see if it is something you would want to eat?

Aminopterin is not registered for killing rodents in the United States, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, though it is used as a cancer drug. State officials wouldn’t speculate on how the toxin got into Menu Foods’ now-recalled pet food but said no criminal investigations had been launched.

Scientists at the New York State Animal Health Diagnostic Center at Cornell and at the New York State Food Laboratory tested three cat food samples provided by Menu Foods and found Aminopterin in two of them. Hooker said they would test individual components of the pet food, as well. The early test results were released to give veterinarians a better idea of how to treat sick animals.

“Any amount of this product is too much in food,” Hooker said.
Aminopterin, also used as a cancer drug, is highly toxic in high doses. It inhibits the growth of malignant cells and suppresses the immune system.
In dogs and cats, it can cause kidney failure, according to Donald Smith, dean of Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

The Food and Drug Administration has said the investigation into the pet deaths was focusing on wheat gluten in the pet food. Wheat gluten itself would not cause kidney failure, but the common ingredient could have been contaminated, the FDA said.
Bob Rosenberg, senior vice president of government affairs for the National Pest Management Association, said he had never heard of the substance before Friday.
“It would make no sense to spray a crop itself with rodenticide,” Rosenberg said, though he said grain shippers typically put bait stations around the perimeter of their storage facilities.
Recall delay

The pet deaths led to a recall of 60 million cans and pouches of pet food produced by Menu Foods and sold throughout North America under 95 brand names. There have been several reports of kidney failure in pets that ate the recalled brands, and the company has confirmed the deaths of 15 cats and one dog.

Menu Foods last week recalled “cuts and gravy” style dog and cat food. The recall sparked concern among pet owners across North America. It includes food sold under store brands carried by Wal-Mart, Kroger, Safeway and other large retailers, as well as private labels such as Iams, Nutro and Eukanuba.

Let’s just take Walmart…how much poison do you think has gone over the counter there???
The American public has trust the makers of pet food with our beloved pets foe a long time…but this Baby Boomer makes her own dog food now…this is just one out break of bad, tainted food…you can be certain that this has happened before!

I hope that this sets off regulations for the rest of you who will continue to buy pet food.
But rest assured that those pets who have lost their lives…and suffered so can not be compensated as they have given their lives…however, their owners should be paid for their loss.

My heart goes out to you. Those of you who have lost a beloved fur face.

I will keep you posted…
~The Baby Boomer Queen~

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