For anyone who has ever lived with a
dog or a cat, it's hard to imagine that some big-name dog- and cat-food
companies would conduct cruel and invasive tests on animals in laboratories.
But the companion animal food industry is big business, and in their efforts to
slap "new and improved" labels on their products, some corporate
competitors conduct cruel experiments on dogs, cats, and other animals.
Dogs and cats may be locked in cages and
driven stir-crazy from confinement, playing the role of imprisoned
taste-testers. In other cases, invasive and even deadly experiments may be
conducted on dogs and cats as well as other animals. Ironically, these cruel
experiments are often conducted so that companies can boast about the safety or
nutritional adequacy of their products.
Fortunately, many companies have
already proven that producing safe, nutritionally dense, and delicious food for
cats and dogs does not require cruelty or cages. Click here
for a list of companion animal food companies that produce great products
without ever harming animals.
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.