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Dangerous Chemicals in Recalled Pet Food

Dangerous Chemicals in Recalled Pet Food

In early 2007, owners began reporting that their cats and dogs mysteriously died after eating tainted pet food. Menu Foods issued a recall, but for months, it was unknown why pets were having kidney failure. Veterinarians began to share information and the FDA found melamine (used to make plastic) and cyanuric acid (used to chlorinate pools) in the food. Neither is approved to be used in pet foods and raises questions about how pet food is produced and how owners can protect their pets from future problems.

December 2, 2007

Organic Pet Food

Organic Pet Food

In recent years, organic pet food had become more popular—however, there is still no reliable scientific research to back up the perceived benefits of organic pet food.  People may believe organic pet food is better, which leads them to buy the product, but is this ethical marketing by organic products?  Should organic pet food makers conduct research in order to know if their products are healthier?

October 27, 2007

Where to Buy Your Dog?

Where to Buy Your Dog?

If you ask Americans where to buy a dog, it is likely that most would tell you to go a pet store in almost any shopping mall in the country. There, in the front window, you would see all kinds of animals, including some of the most adorable looking puppies you could imagine. These puppies often appear playful and healthy, and are available to take home that instant. However, there is a secret about where some of these dogs come from that every prospective dog owner should know.

September 19, 2007

Buy It

  • NMC
    Internet toy store sells only American and EU made toys.
  • Elayne's Garden produces handmade organic and natural soaps and body care
    Organic Soaps and Shampoos and All-Natural Body Care
  • BioBag
    100% biodegradable kitchen and garden bags
  • Credit card supports progressive non-profits
  • Naturepedic offers healthy products for your growing baby
    Natural and Organic Bedding for Babies

Don't Buy It

  • Altria? Formerly known as Philip Morris
  • Racial profiling and discrimination
  • Weapons-maker. Multiple environmental offender.
  • Genetic Engineering and Monopolistic behavior = Monsanto
  • World's largest oil company--human rights, oil spills and misinformation about climate change