UPDATE II: BOYCOTT IAMS -Competitors Adopt Cage-free “In-Home” Testing

IAMS DOGS KEPT IN CAGE FOR ANIMAL TESTINGSupport 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. 

To read previous articles published on IAMS cruel treatment of animals and see pictures and a video, click here.

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’s—dead, dying, diseased, or disabled—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.]

 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
1-877-291-2913
www.activelifepp.com

Amoré Pet Services, Inc.
1-866-572-6673
www.amorepetfoods.com

Animal Food Services
1-800-743-0322
www.animalfood.com

Artemis Pet Food
1-800-282-5876
www.artemiscompany.com

Azmira Holistic Animal Care
1-800-497-5665
www.azmira.com

Boston Baked Bonz (entirely vegan)
781-752-4040
www.bostonbakedbonz.com

Bravo Raw Diet
1-866-922-9222
www.bravorawdiet.comBurns Pet Health, Inc.
1-877-983-9651
www.burnspethealth.com

CaniSource
1-888-347-3523
www.canisource.comCanusa International
519-624-5697
www.canusaint.com

CountryPet Pet Food
1-800-454-7387
www.countrypet.com

Dr. Harvey’s
1-866-362-4123
www.drharveys.com

Dry Fork Milling Co.
1-800-346-1360

Dynamite Marketing, Inc.
208-887-9410
www.dynamitemarketing.com

Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Co., Inc.
1-800-288-6796
www.evangersdogfood.com

Evolution Diet, Inc. (entirely vegan)
1-800-659-0104
www.petfoodshop.com

Feline’s Pride
www.felinespride.comGood Dog Foods, Inc.
732-842-4555
www.gooddogfoods.com

GreenTripe.Com
831-726-3255
www.greentripe.com

Halo, Purely for Pets
1-800-426-4256
www.halopets.com

Happy Dog Food
1-800-359-9576
www.happydogfood.com

Harbingers of a New Age (entirely vegan)
406-295-4944
www.vegepet.com

Holistic Blend
1-800-954-1117
www.holisticblend.com

The Honest Kitchen
858-483-5995
www.thehonestkitchen.com

Know Better Dog Food
1-866-922-6463
www.knowbetterdogfood.com

KosherPets, Inc.
954-938-6270
www.kosherpets.com

Kumpi Pet Foods
303-699-8562
www.kumpi.com

Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. (has vegan options)
1-800-829-4493
www.naturalbalanceinc.com

Natural Life Pet Products, Inc. (has vegan options)
1-800-367-2391
www.nlpp.com

Nature’s Variety
1-888-519-7387
www.naturesvariety.com

Newman’s Own Organics
www.newmansownorganics.com

Oma’s Pride
1-800-678-6627
www.omaspride.comOnesta Organics, Inc. (entirely vegan)
619-295-1136
www.onestaorganics.com

Pet Chef Express
604-916-2433
www.petchefexpress.caPetGuard (has vegan options)
1-800-874-3221
904-264-8500
www.petguard.com

Pied Piper Pet & Wildlife
1-800-338-4610
www.piedpiperpet.com

PoshNosh Inc.
613-747-1542
1-866-893-4006 (Outside Ottawa-Outaouais)
www.PoshNosh.ca

Raw Advantage, Inc.
360-387-5158
www.rawadvantagepetfood.com

Sauder Feeds, Inc.
260-627-2196
www.sauderfeeds.comStella & Chewy’s LLC
718-522-9673
www.stellaandchewys.comTimberwolf Organics, Inc.
407-877-8779
www.timberwolforganics.comV-dogfood LLC (entirely vegan)
1-888-280-8364
www.V-dogfood.com

Veterinary Nutritional Formula
1-800-811-0530
www.vnfpetfood.com

Wow-Bow Distributors Ltd. (has vegan options)
1-800-326-0230
www.wow-bow.com

Wysong Canada
1-800-748-0188
www.wysongcanada.netWysong Professional Diets (has vegan options)
1-800-748-0188
www.wysong.net

 To read previous articles published on IAMS cruel treatment of animals and see pictures and a video, click here.

SOURCE: PETA