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Iams Partners With Leading Anti-Hunting Organization
buckmasters ^ | Jan, 2004

Posted on 01/14/2004 9:40:10 AM PST by SJackson

The Iams Company, maker of Iams and Eukanuba pet foods, has joined forces with the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), the nation's largest anti-hunting organization. The company is helping sponsor the Pet Fest America tour, a series of animal shows in major metropolitan areas, nationwide. The shows were developed by HSUS. They debuted in early 2003 and will continue through April 2004.

"Sportsmen, and in particular sporting dog owners, understand the threat HSUS poses to hunting, field trialing and other activities," said Bud Pidgeon, president of the U.S. Sportsmen's Alliance. "Iams has fallen into the same trap as some other businesses and it needs to be educated."

Companies such as General Mills, Accor Hotels, Pet Safe, Sears, and Ace Hardware ended relationships with HSUS after thousands of sportsmen levied strong protest.

"The Pet Fests are basically pet owner education and welfare events and also serve to educate and entertain consumers," Kelly Vanasse, Iams associate director of external affairs told the Alliance. "We also sponsor Ducks Unlimited, AKC and other events. We try to strike a balance."

Iams clearly doesn't understand how sportsmen will view its support for the nation's largest anti-hunting organization.

"We are currently fighting HSUS attempts to ban dove hunting in Wisconsin, bear hunting in Maine and Alaska, and other anti-hunting threats around the country," said Pidgeon. "Iams is adding legitimacy to HSUS's efforts."

The National Animal Interest Alliance was among those who alerted the Alliance of the issue.

Take Action! Sportsmen across the nation should contact Iams and educate them about HSUS's goals to end hunting, fishing, trapping and other forms of animal use.

Contact President Jeffery P. Ansell, The Iams Company, 7250 Poe Ave., Dayton, OH 45414. Phone (937) 898-7387. Fax (937) 264-7264. Toll Free (800) 675-3849.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: animalrights; humanesociety; hunting; iams
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To: Snowy
Awesome pic! It looks just like my neighbors dog, of course mine and the neighbors are buds!
51 posted on 01/14/2004 12:46:26 PM PST by CSM (Councilmember Carol Schwartz (R.-at large), my new hero! The Anti anti Smoke Gnatzie!)
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To: AnAmericanMother
I have thought of agility training, she learns fast and would really love the "work" involved. We watch the trials on animal planet......Do you have any links with info or searching capabilities?
52 posted on 01/14/2004 12:48:18 PM PST by CSM (Councilmember Carol Schwartz (R.-at large), my new hero! The Anti anti Smoke Gnatzie!)
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To: CSM
Here ya go!

United States Dog Agility Association. You can search in your region for affiliated clubs.

This is my training facility:

Sirius Dog Agility

53 posted on 01/14/2004 1:00:03 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (. . . sed, ut scis, quis homines huiusmodi intellegere potest?. . .)
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To: who knows what evil?
Weird. My cat quit eating their crap about a year ago; cold turkey. I told my wife that cat is a lot smarter than he lets on. Here's more proof. :-)

Iams, hundenflocken or deer legs? My cats don't eat any of them either.

54 posted on 01/14/2004 3:35:22 PM PST by SJackson
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To: SJackson; Ace2U; Alamo-Girl; Alas; alfons; alphadog; amom; AndreaZingg; Anonymous2; ...
Rights, farms, environment ping.

Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from this list.
I don't get offended if you want to be removed.

55 posted on 01/14/2004 4:14:49 PM PST by farmfriend ( Isaiah 55:10,11)
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To: CSM
Well I dare not to comment on this thread accept for one thing Post#5 is utterly disgusting
56 posted on 01/14/2004 4:17:56 PM PST by missyme
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To: Snowy
What a Big Beautiful Baby, they are the best dogs...
57 posted on 01/14/2004 4:19:48 PM PST by missyme
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To: TigersEye
My Zorro loves 9-lives and Chefs Blend and of course fresh Shrimp when she is lucky to dine on that!
58 posted on 01/14/2004 4:22:49 PM PST by missyme
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To: CSM
Science Diet is equal to Euchanuba. In fact, I think my Lab likes SD better than the Euch and Iams. (Of course it's hard to tell with a Lab. Mine has ingested some amazing things!)
59 posted on 01/14/2004 4:29:12 PM PST by chickenlips
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To: AnAmericanMother
And if she had any more energy, the house would fall down . . . :-D

Yeah..I know the type.

Mine thrives on cheerios.

60 posted on 01/14/2004 5:04:39 PM PST by evad (Welcome back Joe Gibbs...we've been waitin')
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To: AnAmericanMother
Wow mom..that black-un looks zakly like my Dazeee dog.
61 posted on 01/14/2004 5:06:12 PM PST by evad (Welcome back Joe Gibbs...we've been waitin')
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To: evad
She's actually a Chocolate.

But a very dark one. As we say, "Bakers not milk."

:-)

She's a happy, happy girl. Here's her daddy - he IS a black Lab:


62 posted on 01/14/2004 7:13:12 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (. . . sed, ut scis, quis homines huiusmodi intellegere potest?. . .)
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To: farmfriend
BTTT!!!!!!
63 posted on 01/15/2004 3:38:11 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: SJackson; Eaker; habs4ever; Ditter; shaggy eel; dorben; Son of Rooster; Tennessee_Bob; Cyrano; ...
ping!!
64 posted on 01/15/2004 12:36:29 PM PST by Terriergal ("arise...kill...eat." Acts 10:13)
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To: GreatEconomy
ping!! Forgot you in the last bunch.
65 posted on 01/15/2004 12:37:04 PM PST by Terriergal ("arise...kill...eat." Acts 10:13)
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To: Snowy
This is a subject I know a lot about.

I'd be curious about your research program. I've been feed large numbers of cats and dogs ordinary Purina dog and cat chow for fifty years and never seen any health problems. I have switched to lamb and rice for the dogs.

66 posted on 01/15/2004 12:43:41 PM PST by js1138
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To: Xenalyte
I love California Natural for one of my dogs who gets itchy on eating corn. It seems corn is in 90 percent of treats and foods and it is a big reason why I never considered Iams. I tell you I am sure many hunters who do use it will abandon Iams if they hear about this nonsense.
Here is one of my furkids (age 7):

I mix it with Nutro Natural Choice Lamb & Rice which has glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate right in it. Since adding the Nutro to his Natural Choice, his skin has lost all bad odor and he just smells healty. His breath is better too.

Here is a movie of a game of biteyface with his adopted little sister: biteyface.avi

Here's "little sister" Lucy (age 9 mo)

67 posted on 01/15/2004 12:49:30 PM PST by Terriergal ("arise...kill...eat." Acts 10:13)
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To: Snowy
California Natural is great!
68 posted on 01/15/2004 12:50:18 PM PST by Terriergal ("arise...kill...eat." Acts 10:13)
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To: js1138
I'd be curious about your research program. I've been feed large numbers of cats and dogs ordinary Purina dog and cat chow for fifty years and never seen any health problems. I have switched to lamb and rice for the dogs.

Consider you and your pets lucky. May I ask how long most of them lived and what they died of? No skin, eye, ear problems? I have spent countless hours researching, reading books, and talking to others. I have also had friends switch their animals from the poorer foods and have witnessed the results.

69 posted on 01/15/2004 12:50:57 PM PST by Snowy
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To: Terriergal
...for one of my dogs who gets itchy on eating corn. I recommend anyone who has a pet (or a human frind) with skin problems to try avoiding beef. I have no scientific backing for this, but I spent two years going to a dermatologist before hearing someone recommend a beef free diet for my itchy dog. I tried it on both the dog and myself and both are much better. Lots better.

There has to be a reason why high quality dog foods seem to have little or no beef.

70 posted on 01/15/2004 12:56:22 PM PST by js1138
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To: Snowy
Most of my pets have lived past 15. I don't count cats that play in traffic. About 20 years ago I lost all my cats to feline lukemia. I don't count that either. The dogs are mostly getting better food now, but the cats still live on Purina.

I agree that cheap beef containing dog foods seem to cause skin problems. I don't know about corn. That's new to me.

73 posted on 01/15/2004 1:01:34 PM PST by js1138
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To: mallardx
Animals rights extremists, namely a fifteen year old, have forced the Denver City council to consider banning circuses!

She is a cute prop for an organized effort by adult activists, IMO. And in the land of Diane Regreat, it just might pass.

74 posted on 01/15/2004 1:05:39 PM PST by MileHi
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To: TheDon
Anti-hunting? Whose gonna tell him?

Um, her?

75 posted on 01/15/2004 1:06:28 PM PST by MileHi
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To: two23
There are a few good "dog" cookbooks out there.
76 posted on 01/15/2004 1:06:39 PM PST by FFIGHTER
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To: GreatEconomy
What do you know about pet foods. You are right but how do you know it?

By reading about it, talking about it, and witnessing the effects of different foods. I do not think I'm an 'expert', but I feel I have much more knowledge than the average pet owner. When I was researching where to get my golden retriever, I stumbled upon a document called, "How to feed your Golden Retriever". From there, I did further research on my own and bought a book called, "Pet Allergies". Then, I did research on different foods and their ingredients. And, it continues from there.

77 posted on 01/15/2004 1:06:51 PM PST by Snowy
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To: js1138
I agree that cheap beef containing dog foods seem to cause skin problems. I don't know about corn. That's new to me.

Yes, corn is a big one. The reason why foods with lamb in them are so popular is because lamb used to be thought of as good for dogs with allergies. That isn't really true today. You see, allergies often are the result of overexposure to the allergen, no matter what it may be. Often a dog will be doing fine on a brand of food, then years down the road all of a sudden develop an allergy to an igredient. Lamb was introduced because no one used to feed their dogs lamb, so it was a relatively safe bet to switch the dog to that. Lamb isn't bad for your dog, but since many dog foods contain lamb now, it doesn't have the 'hypoallergenic' properties it once did have.

My brother's dog has bad skin allergies and they put her on a diet of fish and potato. Her allergies went away.

78 posted on 01/15/2004 1:13:16 PM PST by Snowy
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To: js1138
...but the cats still live on Purina.

It sounds like your cats are outside cats (mine are too). They probably catch mice and eat them, right? That is why they are healthy. They are eating what they were designed to eat. :)

79 posted on 01/15/2004 1:15:21 PM PST by Snowy
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To: Snowy
I switched from beef to lamb for myself, and my skin cleared up. Many people in my family get severe acne after eating beef. The source of the beef seems to matter.
80 posted on 01/15/2004 1:16:09 PM PST by js1138
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To: Snowy
I don't think the cats eat much of their wild prey. They usually bring it in through the cat door and play with it. Sometimes we wind up having to catch bats and large moths that have escaped.
81 posted on 01/15/2004 1:19:16 PM PST by js1138
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To: SJackson
I'm glad I feed Science Diet to mine.
82 posted on 01/15/2004 1:20:59 PM PST by Professional Engineer (17Dec03~A privately financed, built and owned Spacecraft broke the sound barrier for the first time.)
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To: js1138
I switched from beef to lamb for myself, and my skin cleared up. Many people in my family get severe acne after eating beef. The source of the beef seems to matter.

That's interesting. I have not heard of that one. I've heard of allergies to shellfish, but not beef.

One thing I would like to try or research is something I read in one of those books about pet food. It was stated that many animal behavior problems are caused by the food, or more specifically, lack of certain nutrients (like chewing ice is a sign of a lack of iron for people). We had a lab that was eating grocery store stuff and she used to chew up a storm. I don't know how to study that accurately, but I would have tried anything when we had "Maddie the muncher"!

84 posted on 01/15/2004 1:22:40 PM PST by Snowy
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To: AnAmericanMother
Howdy ma'am. Back at ya':


85 posted on 01/15/2004 1:24:59 PM PST by Professional Engineer (17Dec03~A privately financed, built and owned Spacecraft broke the sound barrier for the first time.)
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To: Professional Engineer
Shelley sends two barks and a tail wag to Chelsea!

(she sure is a cutie - and that tail is a wagging blur!)

87 posted on 01/15/2004 1:28:51 PM PST by AnAmericanMother (. . . sed, ut scis, quis homines huiusmodi intellegere potest?. . .)
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To: Terriergal
Yes! There can never be enough pictures of dogs posted. Thanks for posting these!
89 posted on 01/15/2004 1:32:33 PM PST by Diddle E. Squat (www.firethebcs.com, www.weneedaplayoff.com, www.firemackbrown.com)
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To: GreatEconomy
Let's put it this way: I don't eat many fast food hamburgers, nor much grocery store beef. My blessings to those who can and do. If I were allergic to peanuts I would not expect others to give them up.
90 posted on 01/15/2004 1:35:34 PM PST by js1138
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To: AnAmericanMother
LOL, er WOL

woof out loud

92 posted on 01/15/2004 1:44:21 PM PST by Professional Engineer (17Dec03~A privately financed, built and owned Spacecraft broke the sound barrier for the first time.)
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To: Diddle E. Squat; GreatEconomy
Thanks you guys! My puppies wuv me! (Lucy is too big to be a lapdog but she doesn't know it yet - she just got spayed last Thurs and we spent lots of time babying her when she was sore and stiff. I think she's especially grateful for that now because she's gotten even more lovey than she was before!
93 posted on 01/16/2004 11:06:33 AM PST by Terriergal ("arise...kill...eat." Acts 10:13)
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To: Xenalyte
Got any of those vet-approved recipes?

The book that got me started was "Dr. Pitcairns Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats". It's full of recipes.

I changed a few things to better suit my dogs: like going a bit lighter on the grains and a bit heavier on the meat. I, also, don't include bone meal as the book recommends; I just throw them a couple soup bones a week.

94 posted on 01/16/2004 8:50:00 PM PST by schmelvin
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