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  • Russian Police Whistle-Blower Released From Prison

    02/08/2016 11:21:08 AM PST · by BeadCounter · 2 replies
    Radio Free Europe ^ | February 08, 2016 | RFE/RL's Russian Service
    VLADIVOSTOK, Russia -- A former Russian Interior Ministry officer who was sent to prison after claiming that soldiers were fed dog food has been released. He had served more than four years. Major Igor Matveyev made headlines in May 2011 after he claimed that soldiers in Russia's Far East were given to eat dog food to save money.
  • Blue Buffalo Admits To Lying About Ingredients

    05/19/2015 7:40:39 PM PDT · by Altariel · 36 replies
    As it often happens, a competition between companies had benefitted the consumer. Purina was bent on catching Blue Buffalo in an advertising lie – they claimed they never used poultry by-product meal in their foods. However, Purina did some testing of Blue Buffalo product and found that was not the case and sued them for False Advertising. Just last week, a year after the case was filed, Blue Buffalo admitted to using by product meal in “a ‘substantial’ and ‘material’ portion of their pet food.” ( Blue Buffalo asked the Court for additional time to file an Amended Complaint in...
  • 1,000 dog deaths linked to ‘toxic jerky treats’

    More than 1,000 dog deaths may now be linked to toxic jerky treats according to the Food and Drug Administration. And the agency says since 2007, there have been almost 5,000 complaints of pet illnesses related to the treats.
  • Jerky treats linked to deaths of 1,000 dogs

    05/18/2014 12:51:47 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 128 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 17, 2014 | Gail Smith
    Pet jerky treats, mostly imported from China, are being linked to more than 1,000 deaths in dogs, more than 4,800 complaints about animal illness, and, for the first time, sickness in three people who ate the products, federal health officials said Friday, according to But Food and Drug Administration officials say they still can't identify a specific cause for the reported illnesses or deaths, despite seven years of tests and investigation.
  • Food Blogger Colin McQuistan Tries Wacky Experiment to Make Dog Food Edible, Fails

    04/23/2014 4:24:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | APRIL 23, 2014 | Debra Killalea
    SOME of us may have tried it out of curiosity, others by accident after a few beers. And then there are those of us who have eaten dog food because our siblings may have forced us to. But food blogger Colin McQuistan had none of those excuses and simply decided to try the animal food just for the heck of it. And while pet food clearly warns on the label that it should not be eaten by humans, Mr McQuistan was determined to try it. The good news is he lived to tell the, er, tail. The Scotsman, who is...
  • Jang's execution bodes ill for China (Torn apart by starving dogs)

    01/03/2014 5:46:29 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 53 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | December 24, 2014 | Ching Cheong
    THE execution of Jang Song Thaek, the No. 2 man in North Korea, took Beijing by surprise and will adversely affect bilateral relations.Beijing's displeasure is expressed through the publication of a detailed account of Jang's brutal execution in Wen Wei Po, its official mouthpiece, in Hong Kong, on Dec 12.According to the report, unlike previous executions of political prisoners which were carried out by firing squads with machine guns, Jang was stripped naked and thrown into a cage, along with his five closest aides. Then 120 hounds, starved for three days, were allowed to prey on them until they were...
  • Jerky treats leave nearly 600 dogs dead in 'mysterious outbreak', FDA says

    10/23/2013 9:56:58 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-23-2013 | Fox News
    Federal health officials are warning pet owners to be cautious about feeding their dogs jerky treats as they continue to investigate a treat-related illnesses that has left nearly 600 dogs dead and sickened more than 3,000 others. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued an alert to consumers about the illnesses and deaths tied to jerky treats from China. Officials say the exact cause of the illnesses remains unknown. "This is one of the most elusive and mysterious outbreaks we've encountered," Bernadette Dunham, director of the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine, said in a statement. "Our beloved four-legged companions...
  • P&G Voluntarily Recalls Limited Quantity of Dry Pet Food Due to Possible Health Risk

    08/16/2013 5:48:21 PM PDT · by haffast · 69 replies
    Procter & Gamble ^ | 8-14-2013 | Procter & Gamble
    CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily recalled specific lots of dry pet food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These lots were distributed in the United States and represent roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of annual production. No Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported to date in association with these product lots. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. snip...
  • Natura Again Recalls Innova, EVO, California Natural and Others

    06/19/2013 7:47:30 AM PDT · by chessplayer
    June 18, 2013 – Natura Pet Products of Fremont, Nebraska, has today announced it is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall includes specific lots of these brands… Innova EVO California Natural Healthwise Karma Mother Nature No canned food is affected by this announcement.
  • China stiff-arms FDA on jerky pet treat testing, reports show

    08/22/2012 2:29:57 PM PDT · by EBH · 68 replies
    NBC ^ | 8/22/12 | JoNel Aleccia
    Chinese government officials overseeing plants that make chicken jerky pet treats blamed for thousands of illnesses and deaths among American dogs have refused to allow U.S. inspectors to collect samples for independent analysis, newly released records show. Investigators with the federal Food and Drug Administration came away empty-handed after conducting April inspections at four jerky treat manufacturing sites in Liaocheng and Jinan, China, according to the records. The plants make pet treats sold by the St. Louis-based Nestle Purina PetCare Co., including the popular Waggin’ Train jerky brands. Chinese officials stipulated that FDA officials could collect samples only if they...
  • Salmonella in dog food sickens 14 people in US

    05/05/2012 9:13:43 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 81 replies ^ | 5/5/12 | AP
    COLUMBIA, S.C. – Fourteen people in at least nine states have been sickened by salmonella after handling tainted dog food from a South Carolina plant that a few years ago produced food contaminated by toxic mold that killed dozens of dogs, federal officials said Friday. At least five people were hospitalized because of the dog food, which was made by Diamond Pet Foods at its plant in Gaston, S.C., the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. No pets were sickened, according to the Meta, Mo.-based company. "People who became ill, the thing that was common among them was...
  • Pray For Bo

    04/24/2012 7:26:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Michael Berry ^ | 4/24/2012 | Michael Berry Just a video but seriously funny!!
  • Meme of the Week: Obama Eats Dog (Photos)

    04/21/2012 8:49:36 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 30 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 04/21/12 | Unattributed
    Critics say these photos simply aren't funny, while others dismiss them as just plain ignorant, mocking the president for being not like us.
  • Hitler Finds Out Obama Ate His Dog

    04/18/2012 7:20:07 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 29 replies
  • Dogfight! Obama mocked for eating dog meat as a child after Romney endures months of criticism

    04/18/2012 4:48:25 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 4/18/12 | MEGHAN KENEALLY
    The 2012 presidential campaign has officially gone to the dogs as the Obama and Romney camps have started sparring over their respective candidates perceived mistreatment of their pups. The issue began when Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney's wife Ann told a family anecdote about how they took a roadtrip to Canada in the 1980s with their dog Seamus in a kennel strapped to the roof of the car. After outcry from animal rights activists, President Barack Obama had his own dog trouble on his hands when a blogger mentioned a line from one of his books that said he once ate...
  • Republicans pounce on old Obama-ate-dog tale

    04/18/2012 4:58:00 PM PDT · by SmithL · 36 replies
    SFGate ^ | 4/18/12 | Mike Moffitt
    Given that the electorate is largely pro-dog, Democrats are eager to remind voters this fall about Mitt Romney’s innovative canine transportation methods of the 1980s. . . . But it’s a dog-story-eat-dog-story world. So when the Republicans were reminded by the Daily Caller of a quote from Barack Obama’s own book, “Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance,” a Twitter feeding frenzy ensued. In the passage, Obama is recalling meals he had in Indonesia, where he lived between the ages of 6 and 10: “With Lolo, I learned how to eat small green chill peppers raw with...
  • How presidential candidates treated dogs decades ago.

    Can you name the author of this quote? “With Lolo, I learned how to eat small green chill peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat. Joe Scarborough of MSNBC Loses It with Laughter After Learning Obama Admitted to
  • Vanity: Getting the giggles thinking about people barking at every Obama event at the dog eater.

    04/18/2012 6:00:06 PM PDT · by dewawi · 83 replies
    That is going to be so great... As the host of the event says loudly "Americans! Let's welcome PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA!"... Then we hear bark bark bark bark from people in the audience. hehehehehe
  • Vanity: Barack Obama never ate a DOG!

    04/18/2012 3:49:12 PM PDT · by dewawi · 69 replies
    It was most likely a PUPPY he ate..
  • Diamond Naturals dog food variety recalled

    04/06/2012 9:08:40 PM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 04/06/2012 | AP unattributed
    ATLANTA (AP) — Diamond Pet Foods is voluntarily recalling its Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice dry dog food because it may be contaminated with salmonella. A statement from the company Friday said no illnesses have been reported and no other Diamond products are affected. Pets that eat the food or people who handle it could become infected with salmonella. Healthy people infected with salmonella should watch for the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Pets with salmonella may have decreased appetite fever and abdominal pain. The product was distributed to customers in 12...
  • FDA Receives Over 400 New Reports Of Dog Treat Poisoning With No Recall In Sight

    02/22/2012 10:49:10 AM PST · by EBH · 40 replies
    PetPardonNews ^ | 2/21/12 | Ariel Wulff
    Reports surfaced yesterday that in the past two weeks over 400 new cases of animals being poisoned after eating treats manufactured in China have been received by the FDA, strengthening demands from pet owners that a recall be placed into effect. On Sunday, Senator Sherrod Brown held a news conference on the heels of a previous one the week before at the Ohio Humane Society in Hilliard Ohio about tainted chicken jerky treats from China. It was Brown’s second public statement to the Food and Drug Administration regarding the treats that are reported to have been causing illness and death...
  • Will Third Teachers’ Union Bailout Fund Obama’s Re-Election?

    09/13/2011 6:04:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | September 13, 2011 | Kyle Olson
    When the White House released its latest plan to stimulate – er, improve – the economy, everybody knew there would be a fresh round of spending to bail out government schools. But there’s another motive too: dues for the teachers unions. By my estimates, about three quarters of unionized teachers are represented by the National Education Association.  Every member pays dues, including $166 per year that goes to the national union, according to a secret union document posted on  The White House says up to 285,000 teaching jobs – that is, dues payers – could be saved. Given these...
  • Look Who Else Isn't Eating Obama's Dog Food

    08/12/2011 1:18:14 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-12-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • Clark Gable's Grandson Accused Of Shining Laser At Chopper

    07/31/2011 10:19:45 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 20 replies
    The Indy Channel ^ | 31 July 2011 | Michael Martinez
    Clark Gable's Grandson Accused Of Shining Laser At Chopper Gable Faces Felony Charge By Michael Martinez CNN POSTED: 4:24 pm EDT July 30, 2011 UPDATED: 7:32 am EDT July 31, 2011 LOS ANGELES (CNN) -- Clark James Gable, 22, the only grandson of legendary actor Clark Gable, was playing with a laser when police arrested him, charging him with a felony this week, his manager told CNN Saturday.
  • Little Oversight on Ingredients in 'Senior' Dog Food, Experts Say

    03/30/2011 8:41:54 AM PDT · by Immerito · 41 replies
    US News ^ | March 30, 2011 | Amanda Gardner
    WEDNESDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) -- Even though most Americans might believe that "senior" dog food is formulated differently than food for young adult dogs and pups, experts say that brands can vary widely in their ingredients and there are no requirements for what goes in foods for older canines. Click here to find out more! A new survey finds that most Americans think that senior dog foods are lower in protein, sodium, fat and calories. "But when we actually looked at the diets, there was an incredible range," said Dr. Lisa M. Freeman, co-author of a paper appearing in...
  • Next Stop In Obama's Political Suicide Tour: Announcing Social Security Cuts

    12/19/2010 11:23:23 AM PST · by Frantzie · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12-19-2010 | Tyler Durden
    The Next Stop In Obama's Political Suicide Tour: Announcing Social Security Cuts During State Of The Union Address Obama's latest quid-pro-quo with the republican party over a doubling down on fiscal stimulus in the form of mutual back scratching, funding by yet another trillion in debt, may have well be the start of his toxic spiral to the the bottom of political insignificance. According to Politico, "The tax deal negotiated by President Barack Obama and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is just the first part of a multistage drama that is likely to further divide and weaken Democrats."...
  • Food bank mistakenly gives out dog food ("Senior Holistic Superfood")

    07/19/2010 4:15:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies · 5+ views
    UPI ^ | 7/18/10
    Food bank mistakenly gives out dog foodPublished: July 18, 2010 at 2:39 PM CLEARWATER, Fla., July 18 (UPI) -- A food bank in Clearwater, Fla., distributed a can labeled as a "superfood" that turned out to be a can of dog food, the recipient said. On Social Security, retired Air Force veteran Frank Viscido made his weekly trip from his home in Largo to the Religious Community Services Food Bank in Clearwater for free food, The St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times reported. Viscido was given the can labeled, "Senior Holistic Superfood" by a volunteer who noticed he wanted products for better...
  • Chicken/Turkey Bone Dog Food

    04/04/2010 5:32:12 AM PDT · by knarf · 44 replies · 1,293+ views
    self, family dinner | April 4, 2010 | knarf
    Boy, did I start an argument yesterday ...
  • Manufacturer expands pet food recall

    03/09/2010 6:37:56 AM PST · by Kensy1 · 19 replies · 171+ views
    Atlanta Journal ^ | March 7, 2010 | AP
    LINCOLN, Neb. — Nature's Variety has expanded its recall of chicken-flavored pet food because of concerns over salmonella.
  • FDA Warns: Salmonella Found In Dog Treats Distributed By Merrick Pet Care

    01/15/2010 3:00:25 PM PST · by freespirited · 3 replies · 320+ views
    NYC Injury Board ^ | 01/15/10 | Chrissie Cole
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to use certain beef dog treats distributed by Merrick Pet Care because the treats might be contaminated with salmonella. To this date no illnesses have been linked to the recalled products, but the FDA is advising consumers in possession of these items not to handle or feed them to their pets. The affected Merrick Beef Filet Squares for dogs have a “best buy” label of 111911. The agency recommends that consumers who are unable to determine the “best by” date discontinue use of the product. They were distributed nationwide...
  • School Lunches = Pet Food?

    12/10/2009 6:37:56 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies · 1,000+ views
    760 KFMB AM San Diego ^ | December 10, 2009 | 760 KFMB AM San Diego
    School Lunches = Pet Food? Many of you may be quite picky about what you feed your children. So many parents these days, in a hissy fit of Whole Foods-fueled hippie-ness, boycott the likes of a Happy Meal. State governments, much like our own here in California, rail against ye olde fashioned childhood snack time staples like candy bars and sodas, banning schools from vending all things that aren't dried fruit and Nutri-Grain bars. And parents these days, in their infinite laziness and longing to be "one of the kids," push their children toward video games in lieu of real...
  • The taste of dog food? It's harder than you think to identify

    05/01/2009 12:57:43 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 25 replies · 1,155+ views
    latimes ^ | May 1, 2009 | Jerry Hirsch
    Pâté or dog food? Either could be yummy. That's because you probably wouldn't be able to differentiate which is which in a blind tasting, according to a study scheduled to be released today by the American Assn. of Wine Economists. Researchers provided 18 volunteers five food samples to try in a blind taste test. Only three were able to identify the canine fodder. "We have this idea in our head that dog food won't taste good and that we would be able to identify it, but it turns out that is not the case," said Robin Goldstein, a co-author of...
  • Dog Owners Are Warned About Chicken Jerky

    01/22/2009 2:46:59 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 38 replies · 1,566+ views
    washingtonpost ^ | Thursday, January 22, 2009
    The Food and Drug Administration continues to caution consumers about a potential connection between dogs becoming ill and the consumption of chicken jerky products (also described as chicken tenders, strips or treats) imported from China. The FDA issued a warning in September 2007 but does not have the authority to demand a recall. At least one firm in Australia has recalled its chicken jerky product, and the recall notification said the chicken jerky product was made in China. Symptoms include decreased activity, vomiting, diarrhea (sometimes with blood) and increased water consumption and urination. Although most dogs seem to recover, some...
  • Unwanted horses, 212,000 and counting

    10/23/2007 3:02:28 PM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 69 replies · 151+ views
    Brownfield Ag News for America ^ | Oct 12, 2007 | Dave Russell
    It is one of the biggest issues the American Horse Council is dealing with and Dave Howell, chairman of the American Horse Council’s State Horse Council Advisory Committee tells Brownfield it is really big. “So today we are facing over 212,000, documented starving horses in the United States,” said Howell. Brought about by the horse slaughter ban, the issue is one that no one seems to have an answer for - not even the American Horse Council. “We have cases where they have been turned loose in parks, they’ve been turned loose in coal mine areas, they’ve been turned loose...
  • Wal-Mart: Melamine Found in Dog Treats (Dog Treat Update)

    08/21/2007 8:08:46 PM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 31 replies · 897+ views ^ | August 21, 2007 | By Jon Gambrell - Associated Press
    (LITTLE ROCK, ARK.) - Tests of two Chinese brands of dog treats sold at Wal-Mart stores found traces of melamine, a chemical agent that led to another massive pet food recall in March, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. Wal-Mart quietly stopped selling Chicken Jerky Strips from Import-Pingyang Pet Product Co. and Chicken Jerky from Shanghai Bestro Trading in July, after customers said the products sickened their pets. Company spokeswoman Deisha Galberth said 17 sets of tests done on the products found melamine, a contaminant that's a byproduct of several pesticides. "There were very small amounts of melamine found," Galberth told The...
  • Dog food can found in Paris Hilton's trash fetches $305 on eBay

    07/02/2007 5:47:54 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 336+ views
    An empty gourmet dog food can taken from Paris Hilton's trash fetched $305 in an eBay auction. The bidding that ended Sunday had reached $1.5 million, but some of the bids were retracted or canceled because the wrong amount was entered or they were not legitimate, according to the eBay Web site. The sellers were from the Web site, which also listed several other Hilton items for sale on eBay, including a used toothbrush that also sold for $305; two envelopes sent to her while she was in jail that sold for $510; and a Coke can for $51....
  • Dog Food Sold At Wal-Mart Being Recalled

    06/06/2007 5:16:02 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 14 replies · 1,331+ views ^ | 06/06/07 | charlottesvillenewsplex
    A company announced Wednesday that it would be recalling some of its dog food sold exclusively at Wal-Mart because of possible salmonella contamination. The recall by Brentwood is unrelated to recent pet food recalls connected to tainted Chinese proteins. A single batch of Ol' Roy Complete Nutrition dog food is being recalled. The dog food was produced at a plant in Manassas and distributed to 69 Wal-Mart stores in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Ohio. Forty of the stores are in Virginia. The company decided to recall the food after salmonella was detected. People who handle the...
  • Menu Foods Says It's Ready to Process Claims from Pet Owners (Must Read for Pet Owners)

    05/19/2007 10:53:22 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 36 replies · 786+ views
    Consumer ^ | May 17, 2007 | Lisa Wade McCormick
    Menu Foods has posted claims information on its Web site for pet owners whose pets were killed or injured by contaminated feed. The Canadian-based company in March recalled more than 60 million containers of melamine-tainted pet food -- linked to the deaths and illnesses of thousands of dogs and cats nationwide -- and now says it will “address any reasonable expense incurred by pet owners that we can identify as being caused by contamination of Menu Foods’ products.” The company also advised pet owners of the ramifications of settling directly with Menu Foods instead of joining one of the more...
  • Pet food insider sold shares before recall: CFO calls sale a 'horrible coincidence'

    04/10/2007 9:30:17 AM PDT · by GMMAC · 25 replies · 1,614+ views
    Toronto Globe & Mail ^ | Tuesday, April 10, 2007 | Keith McArthur
    Pet food insider sold shares before recall CFO calls sale a 'horrible coincidence' Keith McArthur Toronto Globe and Mail (Business Section) Tuesday, April 10, 2007 The chief financial officer of Menu Foods Income Fund says it's a "horrible coincidence" that he sold nearly half his units in the troubled pet food maker less than three weeks before a massive recall of tainted pet food. Insider trading reports show that Mark Wiens sold 14,000 units for $102,900 on Feb. 26 and Feb. 27. Those shares would be worth $62,440 today, based on yesterday's close of $4.46 a unit. That represented...
  • Bigger than you think: The story behind the pet food recall

    04/03/2007 4:34:03 PM PDT · by Arizona Carolyn · 231 replies · 3,499+ views
    SF Gate ^ | April 3, 2007 | Christie Keith
    The March 16 recall of 91 pet food products manufactured by Menu Foods wasn't big news at first. Early coverage reported only 10-15 cats and dogs dying after eating canned and pouched foods manufactured by Menu. The foods were recalled -- among them some of the country's best-known and biggest-selling brands -- and while it was certainly a sad story, and maybe even a bit of a wake-up call about some aspects of pet food manufacturing, that was about it. At first, that was it for me, too. But I'm a contributing editor for a nationally syndicated pet feature, Universal...
  • A Thread For Making Your Own Dog Food (In Light of the Recalls)

    03/31/2007 9:49:22 AM PDT · by girlangler · 114 replies · 1,970+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 3/31/07 | Myself
    I think we need a thread on making our own dog/cat food, in light of the current recalls of pet food. While there are several threads on these recalls, these threads become bogged down with posts that go off in so many directions it is confusing. Since reading all these threads I have decided to start feeding my animals homemade food. I have clicked on several links in posts and read a great deal about what is in pet food, and have come to the conclusion I won't be feeding my animals this horrific stuff anymore, even if it is...
  • Pet deaths prompt recall of pet food

    03/16/2007 2:53:30 PM PDT · by Dysart · 289 replies · 16,858+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 3-16-07 | ANDREW BRIDGES
    WASHINGTON - A major manufacturer of dog and cat food sold under Wal-Mart, Safeway, Kroger and other store brands recalled 60 million containers of wet pet food Friday after reports of kidney failure and deaths. An unknown number of cats and dogs suffered kidney failure and about 10 died after eating the affected pet food, Menu Foods said in announcing the North American recall. Product testing has not revealed a link explaining the reported cases of illness and death, the company said."At this juncture, we're not 100 percent sure what's happened," said Paul Henderson, the company's president and chief executive...
  • Firefighter settlement sharply splits council (Can of Dog Food=2.7 Million?)

    11/29/2006 5:16:35 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 4 replies · 599+ views
    LA Times ^ | 29 November 2006 | Steve Hymon and Jim Newton
    A torturous debate left the Los Angeles City Council sharply divided by race Tuesday as members weighed whether to restore a settlement offered to a black firefighter whose dinner had been laced with dog food... ... At their lawyer's recommendation, council members initially voted to pay $2.7 million to keep it from going to trial. But last week — amid a storm of public reaction — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa vetoed the action, setting the stage for Tuesday's council session. ...With a decision expected today, all three black members — Bernard C. Parks, Jan Perry and Herb Wesson — said they...
  • Black firefighter settles suit over racial prank

    11/09/2006 4:29:42 PM PST · by EveningStar · 58 replies · 1,331+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 9, 2006 | Sandy Banks
    A black firefighter who was served dog food in his spaghetti by fellow firefighters will be paid more than $2.7 million to settle a lawsuit alleging racial harassment within the Los Angeles Fire Department...
  • CNN Promotes Dog Food You Can Eat

    08/07/2006 9:44:04 AM PDT · by freemarket_kenshepherd · 76 replies · 1,213+ views
    Business & Media Institute ^ | August 7, 2006 | Ken Shepherd
    Has CNN’s reporting on food gone to the dogs? The audience of the August 5 edition of “In the Money” might suspect as much. On that program business contributor Andy Serwer narrated a “Brainstorm” segment looking at the “latest trends and innovations the food industry has in store for you” such as “foods you can eat along with your pet.” Foods you can scarf down with Skippy while channel-surfing past CNN on your way to Animal Planet? Tell me more. “For a look at some hot new products appearing on a store shelf near you, we recently headed to a...
  • Dogs Keep Dying: Many Owners Unaware Of Toxic Dog Food

    01/10/2006 7:08:38 AM PST · by Darnright · 28 replies · 1,223+ views
    Cornell University ^ | January 9, 2006 | Cornell University
    Dogs Keep Dying: Many Owners Unaware Of Toxic Dog Food Even though Diamond, Country Value and Professional brand dog foods have been recalled for containing highly toxic aflatoxins, they have caused at least 100 dog deaths in recent weeks, say Cornell University veterinarians, who are growing increasingly alarmed. Some kennels and consumers around the nation and possibly in more than two dozen other countries remain unaware of the tainted food, and as a result, they continue to give dogs food containing a lethal toxin. To better screen affected dogs so they can be treated as soon as possible, Cornell veterinarians...
  • Fungus Forces Recall of Dog, Cat Food

    12/23/2005 9:28:52 AM PST · by Buddy B · 16 replies · 660+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | December 23, 2005 - 5:14 a.m. | The Associated Press
    Fungus Forces Recall of Dog, Cat Food ALBANY, N.Y. — A pet food company has advised retailers to stop selling some of its dog and cat food that may be contaminated with toxic fungus after several dogs got sick and some died. The fungus produces poisonous aflatoxin. Symptoms of aflatoxin poisoning include lethargy, loss of appetite, yellowish eyes and gums, and severe or bloody diarrhea. The 19 recalled varieties of dog and cat food were made by Diamond Pet Foods and sold in New York and 22 other states and under the brand names Diamond, Country Value, and Professional.
  • Cease Fire on Animals Streets of New Orleans (Please Sign Petition)

    09/10/2005 11:21:16 PM PDT · by BagCamAddict · 373 replies · 3,263+ views
    Petition Site ^ | 9/10/05
    Please sign the online petition to stop the killing of pets in New Orleans. Conflicting reports abound, regarding whether orders have been given to shoot abandoned pets. But just in case it is or becomes true, please sign the online petitions below to STOP the killing: And the following petition adds the words "and their pets" to the order to evacuate people from New Orleans. Please sign it also:
  • NOW Protests Nomination of John Roberts

    07/19/2005 8:41:24 PM PDT · by rgorman · 38 replies · 1,128+ views
    NOW email to supporters | July 19, 2005 | NOW
    JOIN the National Organization for Women (NOW), Wednesday, July 20th at 10:00 am for a demonstration against the nomination of anti abortion rights John Roberts to the United States Supreme Court! Dirksen Senate Office Building - Senate Swamp Constitution and First St SE 10:00 am The United States Senate must NOT confirm John Roberts. Let's show our support for women's rights.
  • Hungry enough to eat a horse???

    05/07/2005 6:30:49 PM PDT · by bad company · 16 replies · 1,731+ views
    Okay, it’s not everyday dining fare, I agree. But, tell someone you’re having horse steaks for supper, grilled to perfection and garnished with plenty of fresh herbs and vegetables, and you’re likely to get the same reaction as if you had casually mentioned you’re serving up your own leg. But is setting the table with horse meat really that offensive an idea? There is a ferocious ongoing debate in the U.S. over the right or wrong of hippophagy (or making a meal out of Ol’ Lightnin’). But the reality is that people have been eating horse meat for as long...