Association for Truth in Pet Food announces the publication of The Pet Food Test Results. This history making project is all thanks to some very determined pet food consumers. What we found is truly shocking and sad.
There is nothing much to say – the results speak for themselves. But – and this is significant – the test results are ONLY the first step. The next very significant step is to write your state and federal representatives and ask them to investigate the condition of pet food. No petitions (please) – representatives in government need to receive hundreds of thousands of personal messages directly from pet food consumers demanding change. Information is provided below the results on how to contact your Representatives in Washington, D.C. Your state government website will provide information on how to contact your particular State Representatives. After you read the results – please take the time to email all of your federal and state government representatives.
The Pet Food Test results are provided 3 ways…
- An infographic easy to share in social media overview of the results;
- A two page easy to print overview of the results;
- The full Pet Food Test Results.
Below is the imagine infographic overview of the results…
To view the above image in a separate window, Click Here. Please share this image with other pet food consumers on social media and email to your government representatives.
Below is the two page easy to print overview of our test results…
To view the above pdf in a separate window, Click Here. To download the document to your computer, click on the ‘Download’ link above (just below the document). Please share this document with other pet food consumers and email to your government representatives.
And finally, below is the full Pet Food Test Report…
To view the full Pet Food Test Report in a separate window, Click Here. To download the document to your computer, click on the ‘Download’ link above (just below the document). Please share this document with other pet food consumers and email to your government representatives.
To contact your Representatives in Washington, D.C. – Click Here. Visit your State’s website to contact your State Representatives.
Example letter to be sent:
Consumers recently raised the funds to test 12 of the most widely-purchased brands of pet foods sold in the U.S. and Canada. What was found in this consumer funded testing were violations of pet food regulations (nutrient imbalances), dangerously high levels of mold (mycotoxins), and very concerning bacterial contamination (bacteria determined by the FDA and CDC to be antibiotic-resistant).
Consumers pay an estimated $1 billion dollars a year to states in sales tax revenue (for pet food purchases alone). Please explain to me what consumers are getting in return for that revenue?
Pet food consumers have been complaining about the condition of pet food since the 2007 pet food recall, complaints have fallen on deaf ears. For more than seven years consumers have waited on FDA to find the lethal contaminant of Chinese jerky treats – FDA has provided us nothing. In 2007 Congress told FDA to establish pet food ingredient standards and definitions, processing standards of pet food and provide updated standards for the labeling of pet food. This work was required – by Congress – to be completed by September 2009. More than five years after the deadline – consumers still wait for the FDA. I ask you, how much longer should consumers wait for safe pet food?
Testing of pet food that should have been performed by tax dollar supported regulatory authorities was done by consumers. Now, consumers – myself – are asking you Why? How? could pet food pose such a serious risk to the pets that consume it and the humans that handle it?
Association for Truth in Pet Food wishes to thank everyone for their donation of money or time to this history making project. Let us all hope it is future changing as well.