Looking for a way to declare that you’re mad about Menu Pet Foods and you refuse to buy any more of their potentially tainted products? Emily barked in to tell us all about a petition we can sign to let the world know how you feel, and more importantly, what you’re NOT going to buy.
Thank you so much for sharing this. We need to continue to get the word out.
When this recall started, I wrote a petition demanding a boycott of Menu Foods. I was wondering if you’d consider posting the link in your blog. I’m always surprised to learn that there are STILL people out there who haven’t learned the details of this horrible situation.
And this is from petition:
To: Menu Foods
We, the undersigned, hereby declare a boycott against all Menu Foods products.
We understand the company erred unintentionally by selling contaminated food for dogs and cats. However, we find it cruel that the company tested its product by feeding the food to additional cats and dogs, which, as of Tuesday, March 20, 2007, resulted in the death of at least 10 animals.
This, according to a March 20, 2007 article on abcnews.com:
“Monday, the Food and Drug Administration said it believes that the wheat gluten used in the pet foods may have somehow become contaminated with mold or another toxin. The ingredient was used in plants in Kansas City and New Jersey.
When the manufacturer tested the food from these plants on between 40 and 50 animals, 10 died.”
We believe it was a cruel and poor decision to “fix” this problem by intentionally feeding this contaminated food to additional animals. We believe Menu Foods should have considered other options and, under no circumstances, should have concluded the appropriate action would be to feed the contaminated food to additional animals.
As a direct result of their actions, and because of the unnecessary cruelty, suffering and death they imposed on these animals, we hereby boycott any and all Menu Foods products.