Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Iams is cruel

I'm Shadowflower, a new author of this blog. This is my first post, on something I feel very strongly against; Animal Testing.

While surfing the web, I came across horrible situation with the Iams Pet Food company:
"For nearly 10 months in 2002 and early 2003, a PETA investigator worked undercover at Sinclair Research Center, a laboratory hired by Iams, and discovered a dark and sordid secret beneath the wholesome image of the dog- and cat-food manufacturer. Dogs had gone crazy because they were confined to barren steel cages and cement cells, dogs were left piled on a filthy paint-chipped floor after chunks of muscle had been hacked from their thighs, dogs were surgically debarked, and horribly sick dogs and cats were neglected and left in cages to suffer without any veterinary care."

"After intense pressure from PETA and its supporters, Iams agreed to make the following significant changes in its testing program:
Iams agreed to begin conducting humane in-home tests for palatability studies.
Iams bowed to pressure and severed its ties with Sinclair Research Center.

Iams is said to have ended all invasive and terminal experiments on dogs and cats."
But Even Now;
"Iams still keeps up to 700 dogs and cats in its Dayton, Ohio, laboratory for non-invasive nutritional studies. They claim that this laboratory provides a decent environment for the animals, but they refuse to allow a PETA representative to see inside. Iams claims that some studies are too complex for in-home programs, but PETA urges Iams to collaborate with veterinary clinics for studies such as these. Veterinary clinics regularly see patients who suffer from ailments that a particular dog or cat food might help alleviate."

What can I do?
1) I suggest, friends, to not buy Iams' food for a start.

2) Join an online boycott, such as,
(the italicized text belongs to them)

3) DONATE. It's always a good option! Every penny counts.

YOU can make a difference at:

I'll be posting again soon,
x Shadowflower


Cute Cockapoos said...

Awesome post! Seriously, do you really need anymore tests than nurtitional tests?

Zoraz said...

ARE YOU KIDDING ME!??!?!??!?!?!!? Thank GOODNESS I haven't used Iams. OH MY GOSH! They...rrrrg............. *glowers and fumes*

Brooke said...

Good post! I don't know if I'm completely convinced though. PETA has been known to... stretch the truth.

Cute Cockapoos said...

By the way, congratz on becoming an author!

Brooke said...
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abigail viktoria said...

:) Thanks!

Flamestorm said...

I dont know Brooke sorry.... are you sure you posted something??

Flamestorm said...

Ok, Brooke somehow you got deleted from the authors if you could comment your email.... I wont post it on the blog. I can add you again sorry for the confusion and i have no idea what happened..... Hmmmm.....

Eternal The Warrior. said...

If I were a warrior cat, I would be growling like crazy right now, even more to the one with the sick teen killing poor helpless kittens!