Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Cornwall, England (UK)
• Horses: 0
I admit that the leather one came from one or two sources, and I take them back. I suppose when you go looking for something, then you do find anything you can to support your claims, even if it is quite... out there.
And maybe I have done the same here. I read things and maybe take it out of context, or prioritise it over the other logical facts - especially with the leather thread. I did see what everybody was saying. Regarding the testing of feed, it's quite a well known thing that Iams (as an example) are owned by P & G, who test. So either way, profits go into animal testing. Many dog foods like that, from what I have read keep animals in labs, feed them the stuff and check urine and faeces for digestibility stuff. I am all for animal rights, and I suppose when I see one bad thing, I automatically hunt for more bad things... or proof that the bad things are happening. And even if they're not happening with one specific brand, there are still videos and clips out there (from sources such as PETA, and other places related to the BUAV/Leaping Bunny) where there have been less than kind methods of looking after animals in labs for these food tests. I just don't believe in caged animals - and I'm sure if's not much fun for them either.
However, I am an emotional person... so I am quick to react even if I don't know all the facts. It is my biggest flaw (or maybe one of many big flaws... I'm very flawed hahaha). So even if these allegations and video footage prove to be false, I am still left with the fact that Iams and other brands are owned by BIG companies like Proctor and Gamble, Mars and Clorox, etc, and that's one thing I don't like. Profits from humane companies going to inhumane and cruel parent companies.
That's another reason why I wanted to know if anybody knows of any PRIVATE feed companies. The majority may not test in such cruel manners like they can with cats and dogs, but as long as they're not owned by the "nasty" companies, that's good enough for me.
I realise I'm doing a lot of contradicting here. I can't always make my ideas clear, so I do seem to go back on what I say. I know what I mean, and where I stand with all this, it's just taking me some time to express it clearly.
Privately owned, natural feed/supplies companies are really what I'm after :)