UPDATE: Boycott Iams Pet Food For Its Cruel Treatment of Animals

BOYCOT IAMS FOR ANIMAL CRUELTYAn undercover PETA Investigation update. WATCH THE VIDEO. Scroll down for pictures of Iams dogs kept in cages 24/7.

WASHINGTON,DC (RUSHPRNEWS) AUGUST 31,2008–The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released an official complaint stating that the contract laboratory investigated by PETA in 2002 and 2003, which was employed by pet-food manufacturer Iams, “has shown a lack of good faith.”

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The government complaint alleges that the following violations, among others, were documented by government inspectors at the contract laboratory from 2002 to 2005:

Failure to provide pain relief to sheep used in experiments that caused pain or distress
Failure to ensure that personnel were trained to perform experiments on animals 
Failure to provide veterinary care and to observe animals daily 
Failure to properly ventilate housing facilities for dogs and cats 
Failure to house cats with a sufficient number of litterboxes and resting surfaces  
Failure to keep animal-housing facilities clean and in good repair, resulting in injuries 
Failure to maintain comfortable temperatures in animal-housing facilities 
Failure to provide animals with sufficient space

Mas

Christmas
The last three letters of his lab identification are “mas,” thus his name. But his life is far from a celebration. PETA’s investigator discovered that his ears had been allowed to reach a level of such extreme filth that they required medication. She noticed the problem only by giving Christmas hands-on attention which he had never previously received. His feet have developed sores from years of living on cement and slatted metal.

Fifi

Fifi
Fifi has been used in Iams studies for at least six years. She hides in the back of her cage constantly.

Maddog

Maddog
MadDog is frustrated by his life in a 3-foot-by-3-foot cage. He often pushes his food bowl onto the floor to get attention but it hasn’t done any good. He has been caged for Iams metabolic studies for six years. His voice was taken from him surgically during PETA’s investigation.

Maisy

Maisy
Maisy loves attention but rarely gets it. It’s even harder now that she’s been debarked and has no voice. Maisy has been caged since September 18, 1997.

Maxine

Maxine
Maxine hides in the back of her steel cage and in the gutter of her cement kennel. Maxine has trouble eating when she is locked in the metabolic cage. She was surgically debarked along with 18 other Iams dogs during PETA’s investigation. Iams did nothing to stop Maxine or the others from losing their voices.

Mickey

Mickey
Mickey has spent almost her entire life in Iams metabolic studies. She becomes extremely depressed when taken from her cement kennel to be put into the steel metabolic cage.

No Name

No Name
This Iams dog has no name—only a laboratory identification number. She lives in a dark building with no access to the outdoors or natural light, along with approximately 100 other dogs. Because she has no resting board and is not removed from the cage during cleaning time, she often is forced to sit or lie on wet concrete. She is lonely, sweet, and depressed.

Sally

Sally
Sally is extremely timid. She was born on April 10, 1996, and has spent the last six years trying to sleep and walk on cold wide-slatted floors. Many dogs injure themselves when their legs become stuck in between the slats.

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NEWS SOURCE: PETA