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.