Skip to comments.Iams Partners With Leading Anti-Hunting Organization
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.
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"!
(she sure is a cutie - and that tail is a wagging blur!)
woof out loud
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.
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