Animals In Print
The On-Line Newsletter
27 January 2004 Issue
IAMS, Shame On You
IAMS is a pet food company that was bought by Procter & Gamble (P&G) in September 1999. In addition to P&G's animal testing practices, IAMS - as a company in its own right - has a legacy of performing invasive, painful and lethal experiments on animals. These experiments are conducted on a wide range of animals: cats, Beagles, Great Danes, German Shepherds, Sled Dogs (Huskies), Cocker Spaniels, Miniature Poodles, Doberman Pinschers, dogs of "mixed breed", pigs, rats and chicks. I
Meanwhile, an internal Procter & Gamble (P&G) memo, leaked to the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) and exposed in the Independent on 4th November 2002, reveals how P&G have been actively and aggressively exerting pressure on European Union decision makers to seriously weaken proposals for a EU cosmetics animal testing ban. Follow these links for the full Independent article and editorial piece. See also the BUAV website.
IAMS are facing a class action lawsuit, and also suits from rival petfood manufacturers Nutro and Kal-Kan, and are being investigated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over what is claimed to be 'false and deceptive advertising in connection with its feeding instructions and cost comparisons.' Click here for full story...
For the entirety of the flagship 'Best of Show' day, people arriving at or leaving Crufts were greeted with dozens of posters, banners, protesters, and human-sized dogs, highlighting the fact that Iams has killed hundreds of cats and dogs in 'pet' food research and continues to harm and kill animals in the development of Iams and Eukanuba foods. For the full story click here.
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