Skip to comments.Ellen DeGeneres launching vegan pet food brand?
Posted on 12/15/2011 2:12:47 PM PST by Winstons Julia
"The couple also are developing a line of vegan pet foods after discovering a void in the market for people looking to feed their dogs and cats vegan vittles," said the Chicago Sun-Times.
So many things I can say...
So many things I can say that would get deleted....
What a bunch of idiots! I worked for a vet when I was younger that said cats need to eat meat or it can lead to vision problems. Dogs & cats are natural carnivores! Stupid should hurt!
What do they think wolves, coyotes, lions, tigers, etc. etc., eat in the wild???
Well...subtlety is an artform.
Perhaps the DeGeneres/Rossis make an exception for fish?
More power to her if she could make vegan pet food that gives the proper nutritional balance and enzymes that these mostly carnivorous pets need. There’s a market out there for vegan pet food, and she’s willing to fill that market niche. Maybe running her own successful business would nudge her a bit rightward.
Dogs are omnivores but prefer meat, cats are obligate carnivores and must have meat to be healthy.
Trying to feed a cat a vegan diet is nothing less than animal cruelty. The cat will sicken and die.
Probably vegan pets who are prowling for mice, rabbits and turkeys.
“Perhaps the DeGeneres/Rossis make an exception for fish?’
Well shes queer...... what would one expect..
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More liberal cultists forcing their pets to follow their religion.
Pray for America
I smell a very expensive class-action lawsuit a brewin’.
“I fed YOUR petfood to my pet, and now my pet is sick/dead because of YOUR petfood, the only thing that will replace my companion is money ... lots and lots of money”.
There was a FReeper who was ZOTTED a week or so ago from going on a rant about this. He’s supposedly had his pets on this type diet for years and went off on other FReepers.
There’s a reason wild kitty cats aren’t eating the sprouts in your garden.
My pet bird loves some salami ....
Vagitarian pet food?
Sorry not going to have blind cats at my house. I don’t have time to lead them around, so sorry, NO Ellen.
I heard Vegans taste like chicken.
Yep. People should educate themselves a little before they dive into a “trendy” business model. Then again, it is Ellen DeGeneres. I understand the absence of such foresight...
If this Liberal ditz dyke manages to come up with something that 1) satisfies the nutritional requirements of a cat and 2) tastes sufficiently like meat that cats will eat it, there is a hell of a lot bigger market in human consumption than in pet food.
With a name like Ellen DEGENERATE, what should we expect but such ignorance—to deprive a carnivore its natural diet.
One of my brothers owns a pet food distribution company that specializes in non-supermarket type foods. DeGeneres’ market research is faulty. There are lots of vegan pet foods, BUT they don’t fed well. Usually they go under in a few years. (I wonder why?) The trend in pet food is going towards grain-free products.
We taught a lion to eat tofu.
Dogs and cats are carnivores, not herbivores.
She should make rabbit and guinea pig food, not dog and cat food.
Ellen DeGeneres: The professional lesbian. I saw her in the 1990s in a Comedy club in New York city, I think it was Dangerfields, and she was so awful people actually walked out. Then next thing I know she has her own sitcom then her own talk show. Will liberals do the same for me? Hey, I want to be a professional hetero guy. May I have my own sitcom and talk show now? When my guests come out I’ll make them dance and everyone will go “ha ha ha, what genius” and I too can clean up on the $$$.
Meat and you - Partners in freedom
Dogs can eat vegetables, etc, but that is not their best diet.
Biologically and anatomically, dogs are carnivores.
While this is theoretically true, I find my cats aren't religious about it: They'll eat cereal, ice cream, protein drinks, soda, heck, even beer. As long as I'm trying to consume it, they seem to believe that makes it a natural part of their diet.
***Probably vegan pets who are prowling for mice, rabbits and turkeys***
Good point. Those poor vegan cats & dogs - if and when they are allowed out doors will be killing wild birds, squirrels, chipmunks, mice, skunks, rabbits and ground hogs.
Wait until they drag their wounded prey in the house - ‘specially them skunks and bury the dead ones under the furniture.
Every dog has his day;)
He thought the fish or the fish sellers were all female?
The question is do they even know wolves, coyotes, lions, tigers, etc. live in the wild or have they assumed SUV’s and Coal-fired power plants have killed them all and only a few live in zoos?
Cats ARE complete carnivores. Some dogs will eat anything but they love meat first. And for good reason!
For some reason, my very nice Italian-American female in-laws love this joke! I’ve heard it for years, lol!
I’m sure PETA will support this. But most dogs and cats would consider it torture.
I guess Ellen DeGeneres has never heard of obligate carnivores. Hint: ALL members of the cat family.
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LOL, this sounds like my dog, except she'll come up to you, want whatever it is you are noshing on, and then turn her nose up at it if you offer her some. Finicky, thy name is Thena, she should'a been a cat!
Yes they get weak in the knees at the fish market
Same here, but I have to be firm about how much they can have. One of my furry friends is a mushroom freak, another likes potato chips and a third likes dried seaweed.
Ever see a cat eat seaweed? I’m going to record that and put it on YouTube someday.
But the point is they do have to have animal protein to be healthy. A pure vegan diet will kill them graveyard dead — IF you could force them to eat it.
That joke is as old as the Dinosaur sh!t on your teeth.
The a hidden agenda here. Just like Algore bitching about global warming so he could peddle his carbon credits, these astute capitalist’s are really selling pet veterinary and burial services. Mostly the latter.
Ellen is a cover girl, you know.
Gay Ellen didn’t stop to think there’s a reason there is a “void” in pet food like this.
Some people have no brains.
I don’t mind her. I’ve laughed at her stuff.
I just think vegan pet food is absurd.
Really, this woman is an idiot!