They say rat poison is very bad for pet rats.
I think there's a big hypocrisy in keeping animals that need the imprisonment and slaughter of other animals to keep them alive.
Can it be ethical in any way?
Most pet owners could say they love their pets, but they can't say they love animals if they keep carnivorous predators.
They love dogs and cats, but they hate chickens, pigs and cows?
Some people keep those as pets too, especially pigs.
Some feed rats to snakes.
But, more to you point, we once had a dog food from China that was considered unsafe.
The worst are those overpriced pellets one gets from the veterinarian.
I doubt any of the marketing slogans on the packet are proven, and that money could be saved for when a pet is seriously ill.
However, we heard lately that there is apparently a growing cancer rate amongst dogs.
Not sure if it's the food or all the other poisons to control pests.
They also want stores to keep insecticides well away from pet food (not happening - we saw again today that the garden and pest-control section is
opposite the pet food).
The only immediate problem is that our cat tries a very expensive cat food (usually a free promotion packet), and then refuses to eat anything
Cats are not supposed to really taste, so I wonder what they put in that stuff.
It's like kitty heroin.
Nobody can tell me why.
edit on 17-5-2011 by halfoldman because: (no reason given)