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    This is why I'm glad my two are now on RAW!

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    Meh - never mind the dog food, what about the human food?

    Every time I hear the meat they're serving is grain fed with no hormones used... I think what about antibiotics and standing up to their knees in crap on concrete all day. Ie grain fed beef - is feed lot beef. And a lot of meat producers - use large quantities of antibiotics to get the animals to grow faster - and that contributes to antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria... aka superbugs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    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.
    Wow...have I missed the news??? When did government departments become accountable for ANYTHING except their own bank accounts?

    Sorry Beloz, I have no idea but would tend to agree with Kuri...who really knows! The RSPCA here is Noosa doubles as the council pound and it wouldnt suprise me what they would do for a buck, they have no real concern for for the welfare of animals, only how many times they can get there ugly mugs on TV to raise money for who knows what...not the dogs or cats. Any animals that are bought in are held for the appropriate time for there owners to come forward (and charge an arm and a leg to get them back), they are then ALL euthanised except for the lucky ones that are taken (without spay or vacs)by rescue groups or other no kill shelters.

    And this is a government funded shelter, the no kill shelters that take them, spey them, vaccinate them and rehome them..get no funding...figure that out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuri_89 View Post
    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.
    Your so right Kuri, and one of the reasons for that is the huge public ANGER at the outrageous live export industry , and it appears businesses who abuse animals ,seem to be kept out of the media now. Out of sight, out of mind!
    It seems business is more important than cruelty which is why we havent been successful in stopping large puppy breeders with a simple implimentation of a dog limit either ...they are also businesses and apparantly far more important to our government than the animals they breed to abuse.
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    There is a site from America which has all this information. I looked at it when I was surfing for info regarding what is a good diet for dogs.
    It may well be true in some places there, I don't know. It is not fair to generalise to Australia, however, human food is compromised by the interests of profit so I can't imagine that pet food has an exemption! I imagine there is the usual range of awful to excellent and as a dog owner it is my responsibility to find out. If I read a dog food label and the first and primary ingredient is not protein I put it back.
    I want the best quality I can afford for my pet and also for my family, not always the most expensive brands.
    I do tend to fall back to home cooked or raw in the case of the pup, as that way I know what is in it.
    It is a thread that is worth repeating as newbies like me are grateful for information that seems obvious to the experienced people
    What to feed the pup was my biggest decision after getting her.

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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
    OM, he never reposts after he adds anything. It's more of a "I know everything so I'll inform the less educated and prove how much I know" rather than actually wanting to contribute to debate and back his info or ask questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beloz View Post
    ... and it's childish to try scare them into changing their minds.
    Yeah, leave that to the politicians!! (Exhibit A - BSL)

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    "Meh - never mind the dog food, what about the human food?

    Every time I hear the meat they're serving is grain fed with no hormones used... I think what about antibiotics and standing up to their knees in crap on concrete all day. Ie grain fed beef - is feed log beef. And a lot of meat producers - use large quantities of antibiotics to get the animals to grow faster - and that contributes to antibiotic resistant strains of bacteria... aka superbugs"


    I realised how much dye is in the beef mince recently (she does get other meats) I was giving Mags and have decided BARF food doesn't have any additives and colouring and is probably better for her. So human grade isn't necessarily better than pet!.. I find that, well, interesting.

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    Same as Hyacinth I wonder about our food in particular any processed food. I also worry about the treatment of our slaughtered animals for consumption. By gosh, don't even want to think about what is in devon and frankfurters and I can't properly read the labels on our food let alone pet food. So I am a lost cause.

    This is an interesting post and has made me consider ALL manufactured food - my gut is churning! I have been fiddling around with a vegetarian diet (when it suites me - like not on pizza night!) for a while now. For many reasons mainly moral, ethical and finally followed by health. I do not judge or even really care what others eat - choice is what makes the world go round. My kids eat their fair share of processed food and meat and I will never try to "convert" anyone.

    But this is why my dogs are on a mainly raw diet - because at least I know what they are eating. For me it is not only a health consideration but a squeamish one too - there is no way I could morally feed my pets a euthanised pound animal. A shame I don't always hold the same strict principles for the human family and they (and me) polish off plenty of food requiring human intervention and god knows where it came from or how it go there!!

    When I was nine (and supported by my poor mum) I was a full on vegan due to my love of animals. Got lost in the bush at 15 (true story), rescued by a police helicopter (how embarrassing) and ate anything after that. Amazing how a few days of starvation can change your opinion... lol.

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