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Pet Food Recall: Vet poison control center suspects other toxins involved
Pet Connection ^ | 3/28/2007 | ASPCA

Posted on 03/28/2007 1:49:48 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer

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To: cripplecreek

Could you fill me in on the China connection with wheat gluten?


51 posted on 03/28/2007 9:08:23 PM PDT by Marie (Unintended consequences.)
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To: sweetiepiezer

Thanks! (Alpo looks good! Whew!)


52 posted on 03/28/2007 9:16:52 PM PDT by Marie (Unintended consequences.)
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To: kjam22
But how many years are we from something major like this happening in our own food supply?

The assumption of years, rather than a shorter time frame, is one that isn't necessarily valid...

the infowarrior

53 posted on 03/28/2007 10:11:35 PM PDT by infowarrior
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To: Marie

It's easiest if you just google "Menu foods Chinese wheat". Too early for me to deal with links of my own. Need coffee.


54 posted on 03/29/2007 4:21:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: sugarsmak

There were. Then I didn't hear anything else about it. I don't trust the companies to be completely truthful about this thing. I have almost always fed mine IAMS or Eukanuba from the time he was 8 weeks old. He's gotten both wet & dry. I thought we were safe because the numbers fell outside of the recall. But then the news about the dry just about freaked me out. The odd thing is the last bag of IAMS I got a couple of weeks ago he all but refused to eat it. I was throwing away more than he was eating.
Here's the link

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1805623/posts?page=113#113


55 posted on 03/29/2007 4:40:43 AM PDT by Sue Perkick (...what I was born to do, don't have to think it through.....)
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To: sugarsmak

Here's another thread about it.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/1808470/posts


56 posted on 03/29/2007 5:06:26 AM PDT by Sue Perkick (...what I was born to do, don't have to think it through.....)
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To: Rick.Donaldson
As a test to see how difficult it would be to drop poisons into a food processing plant to kill people.

It is an interesting thought, but I don't think it is logical. (Not that terrorists are known for being logical). Why a trial run? If you have the access to drop poison into a human food supply, why not just go ahead and drop it in? Why tip off the infidels (that's us) beforehand by killing a bunch of animals?

57 posted on 03/29/2007 5:08:10 AM PDT by Drawsing (The fool shows his annoyance at once. The prudent man overlooks an insult. (Proverbs 12:16))
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To: Drawsing

Well I don't know. There was a 9/11 trial run. Remember James Woods? Like I've said before I'm not one of those conspiracy theory types. But maybe they wanted to make sure it COULD be done. Maybe measure the degree of the impact. There's so much about this that doesn't make sense. I get the feeling something's being covered up. And that bothers me.


58 posted on 03/29/2007 5:48:00 AM PDT by Sue Perkick (...what I was born to do, don't have to think it through.....)
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To: sweetiepiezer

Pets are special to most Americans and a genuine part of many families. I know that the law says that they are property and appends only minimal monetary costs to be associated with them, but this doesn't quite cover it. We lost our cat to old age and infirmity a couple of years ago. We had him as a family member for 24 years. This is a long time and we still haven't gotten over the loss. I'd have really benn agnered if it came out that he'd died because of pet food poisoning due to apathy by the manufacturers of his dietary staples.


59 posted on 03/29/2007 6:03:04 AM PDT by BuffaloJack
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To: sweetiepiezer

We all know this from Free Republic:

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead

I cannot let this drop, as I laid awake last night thinking of my dog and wondering, when did he start that barking.
This is a note I sent off to my son at 4 A.M. this morning.


Hi Kid,
I was laying in bed thinking just how smart dogs are.

My Mom used to always say, "dogs know".

Pokey, the dog I had when I was a child knew when the vet pulled up outside
on his house call, she would run upstairs and hide under the bed. No one
told her it was him, but that was the only person she would do that to.

Can you remember when Durango started barking, when we were eating. I am
thinking it was around Fathers Day or Dad's birthday or your birthday or so, I can't
remember.
I remember you saying why is he doing that. Remember us saying he started doing that
and we didn't know why. We thought he was just getting old and his
barking didn't bother him, cause he was going deaf.

HE WAS TELLING US ABOUT THE FOOD BEING BAD............He hadn't done
that for all those years suddenly he started. And that is when the bad
food came out and why they tested food in December, dogs were showing
signs of sickness.

It was around early last summer. That is why the barking. he was
still doing it at Christmas

When he got more lethargic and sleeping more he stopped, must have been
sick then, which we contributed to old age.

I guess I am so fricking mad that we unknowingly fed him rat poison, in
those cans and pouches thinking it was such a treat for him, when they, Menu Foods
could have warned us months back.

My Mom was so right saying "dogs know".

I do believe this to be true and Durango knew about the food being bad and was trying
to tell us.
Love,
Mom






So, what did they know, (Menu Foods) and when did they know it.
My God, to think that they had clues to this last June and did't put out the warning till March 16th of this year.

Check these out:
http://petfoodrecall.blogspot.com/


http://www.avma.org/aa/menufoodsrecall/default.asp........ there is a link there that I cannot get to come up, that the AVMA :
Timely Topics in Nutrition: Aflatoxicosis in dogs and dealing with suspected contaminated commercial foods (JAVMA, June 1, 2006)

Interesting article on RAT POISON
http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_rat_poison.html

Great info here: Info for lawsuit and also info to talk to a reporter from the USA Today.
http://www.bigskyblog.com/index.php/2007/03/17/pet-food-recall/

In here someone said that they investigated and found out that Menu Foods they had their first complaint June 12, 2006.

This is such an outrage to me and for all that have lost pets to know that even the AVMA knew of it on the first of June.


60 posted on 03/29/2007 6:56:36 AM PDT by sweetiepiezer (A life time member of the VRWC!!!!!)
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To: sweetiepiezer
In my newspaper The News Tribune, today the paper did an editorial "Nation's pets may not be the only ones in danger ... wheat gluten suspected in the poisoning of pet food, is also widely used in food products for humans."

So I guess we're not crazy after all!

61 posted on 03/29/2007 11:39:51 AM PDT by Vicki (Washington State where anyone can vote .... illegals, non-residents or anyone just passing through)
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To: Vicki

Thanks for the info Vicki.
Where are you located, I would like a link to that article.

I did mention to my Senators office how some of us feel it could have been meant for the human food chain. They found that interesting.
I would really like to get to the bottom of all this.
Like I quoted.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead


62 posted on 03/29/2007 12:01:27 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer (A life time member of the VRWC!!!!!)
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To: Vicki

Here is an article on in here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat_gluten_(food)


63 posted on 03/29/2007 12:47:26 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer (A life time member of the VRWC!!!!!)
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To: sweetiepiezer

Here is the link to the story.

http://www.thenewstribune.com/opinion/story/6437657p-5736267c.html


64 posted on 03/29/2007 8:19:06 PM PDT by Vicki (Washington State where anyone can vote .... illegals, non-residents or anyone just passing through)
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To: Vicki

Thank you Vicki for the article, very interesting.


65 posted on 03/29/2007 9:56:34 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer (A life time member of the VRWC!!!!!)
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