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    I could survive on processed museli bar type foods, but i wouldnt be at my optimum and 'healthy'...
    Same for dogs!
    I know i would be healthy if i stopeed process foods and ate more raw fresh foods, so i do that for my dogs
    Regardless of whats actually in the processed food you just have to think logically to realise what is best for your dog to eat and dry little biscuits isnt it! Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuri_89 View Post
    Why? The dogs have been euthanized and they need to send the bodies somewhere? How is it any different sending their remains to a factory than sending them to the dump - Which i assume MOST bodies would end up in?
    I don't care what they do with the bodies, but most shelters would think it highly immoral to knowingly contribute to the unethical practice of putting cat or dog meat into pet food, I would've thought? Neither of these species are known to be cannibals either in the wild or in captivity, which makes it wrong. Then again, they feed ground up chicken bones to chickens, I believe. Which is one of the reasons why I only buy grain fed chook myself!

    Anywho, my internet search turned up quite a few sources from the US (didn't actually read them to see if this is still happening now or if they now have better regulation) but nothing about it happening in Oz. The RSPCA's main concern is the high levels of preservatives and Choice warns against the same thing and the high levels of carbs or something.

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    I can only speak for one company (MARS), which is local to this area..i know a few people who work there and they are always amazed at the meats and fish of good quality that goes into the dog and cat food. It is the wheat and other non-meat products that are used that we should worry about the percentages, not the quality of product are just way too high. Also the preservatives and food colouring. Hence I feed RAW. But there is a lot of the same preservatives and colouring in human food too

    It is something that has happened in the USA in the past and was well documented....But it brought on an outrage, so maybe not there anymore either........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    I don't care what they do with the bodies, but most shelters would think it highly immoral to knowingly contribute to the unethical practice of putting cat or dog meat into pet food, I would've thought? Neither of these species are known to be cannibals either in the wild or in captivity, which makes it wrong. Then again, they feed ground up chicken bones to chickens, I believe. Which is one of the reasons why I only buy grain fed chook myself!

    Anywho, my internet search turned up quite a few sources from the US (didn't actually read them to see if this is still happening now or if they now have better regulation) but nothing about it happening in Oz. The RSPCA's main concern is the high levels of preservatives and Choice warns against the same thing and the high levels of carbs or something.
    I never insinuated that you cared what happened to the bodies. I asked why you would think that they would be insulted over sending dog & cat carcasses to factories to be revamped into dog & cat food? My opinion on council animal shelters is they probably couldn't care less. My dog was left to rot in a cage with her tail matted to her ass end so she could shit properly for 3 months & i've heard of similar stories from other people who have pound rescues - if they can do this to a live animal i can't really see them caring about sending dog & cat remains off to the pet factories. Do i think it's right? Hell no! but i wouldn't put it past them.

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    Yeah, I don't really have the highest regard for council shelters - though there are good and bad people working in most. But I also just think they wouldn't be able to get away with something like that, being a government organisation and having to be accountable. You would think something like that would easily leak out and create an outrage in the media.

    All just speculation, I know. But if it does happen in Australia, surely there would be something in the media about it somewhere and I haven't been able to find anything online so far.

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    There are many people out there who have no idea on puppy farms. That's a disgusting practice that people are still getting away with? But yes, it's all just speculation & it may or may not happen here in Australia but topics such as this do have a tendency to fly under the radar because there just isn't enough people out there to care. Animals, their rights or anything associated with them fail to make the media these days anyway unless it's another so called 'pitbull' attack.

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    I think that DWKev or whatever his name is, just wanted to cause a debate and get everyone fired up for the hell of it, I noticed he hasn't bothered to add any more statements bar the first one. Tosser

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    But there are lots of Australian resources about puppy farms? And mistreatment of cattle and the likes too. You do have to go search for it, yes.

    That OP just reeks of gross exaggeration and manipulation. Bit like saying that puppy farmers eat puppies for breakfast to try and convince people not to buy from them. It's like Newfsie says, there are other reasons not to feed commercial pet food, you don't need to make them up. But it is everyone's right to choose what they feed their pets and it's childish to try scare them into changing their minds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oskar's mum View Post
    I think that DWKev or whatever his name is, just wanted to cause a debate and get everyone fired up for the hell of it, I noticed he hasn't bothered to add any more statements bar the first one. Tosser
    There is no 'Like' link on that post. Probably because you wrote tosser. Haha!

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    To be honest, I couldn't really care less what is in dog food. The stuff we feed Oskar is awesome, he loves eating it and it has done wonders for his skin.

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