Support Brands That Do Not Test on Animals
DAYTON, OH (RUSHPRNEWS) 09/09/2008–After uncovering extensive abuse of animals at a testing laboratory for dog and cat food maker Iams, PETA contacted hundreds of companion-animal food companies to ask if they conduct laboratory tests on animals. None of these tests is necessary or required by law, and humane alternatives do exist.
Non-invasive, nonlethal, and cage-free “in-home” testing is conducted by PetSci, and collaborative veterinary clinic studies allow sick animals who are volunteered by their guardians to participate in humane feeding trials that can determine the beneficial effects of nutrition on a specific illness.Â
The following companies have assured PETA in writing that they do not test on animals in laboratories. Companies that are not on this list either responded to let us know that they do conduct laboratory experiments on animals or failed to respond to our numerous inquiries and are assumed to conduct laboratory experiments on animals.
[Important Note: If you have been feeding your companion animals commercial pet foods, you may be jeopardizing their health. Supermarket pet foods are often composed of ground-up parts of animals deemed by U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors unfit for human consumption. The flesh of animals who fall into one of the categories of the four D’sâ€”dead, dying, diseased, or disabledâ€”is what often goes into pet food. Many of these animals have died of infections and other diseases. In all but a few states, it is legal to remove unusable parts from chickens and sell them to pet food manufacturers. Most pet foods contain the same hormones, pesticides, and antibiotics that are found in commercial meat products for humans. If you are concerned about your companion animals’ health and about the cruelty of the meat industry, now is the time to stop buying meat-based commercial pet food. Learn more about healthy vegetarian dog and cat food options.]
Â Please e-mail Iams and demand that the company immediately end this experiment, release the dogs to Animal Rescue League, and use humane testing alternatives such as collaborative veterinary clinic studies .
(Click here for the U.K. version of this list.)
Active Life Pet Products
AmorÃ© Pet Services, Inc.
Animal Food Services
Artemis Pet Food
Azmira Holistic Animal Care
Boston Baked Bonz (entirely vegan)
CountryPet Pet Food
Dry Fork Milling Co.
Dynamite Marketing, Inc.
Evangerâ€™s Dog and Cat Food Co., Inc.
Evolution Diet, Inc. (entirely vegan)
Halo, Purely for Pets
Happy Dog Food
Harbingers of a New Age (entirely vegan)
The Honest Kitchen
Know Better Dog Food
Kumpi Pet Foods
Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. (has vegan options)
Natural Life Pet Products, Inc. (has vegan options)
Newmanâ€™s Own Organics
Pied Piper Pet & Wildlife
1-866-893-4006 (Outside Ottawa-Outaouais)
Raw Advantage, Inc.
Sauder Feeds, Inc.
www.sauderfeeds.comStella & Chewyâ€™s LLC
www.stellaandchewys.comTimberwolf Organics, Inc.
www.timberwolforganics.comV-dogfood LLC (entirely vegan)
Veterinary Nutritional Formula
Wow-Bow Distributors Ltd. (has vegan options)