Menu Foods Knew They Were Killing Your Dog
Corporatism kills Fido, and they don't care:
(CBS/AP) As many as one in six animals died in tests of suspect dog and cat food by the manufacturer last month after complaints the products were poisoning pets around the country, the government said Monday.
"That's a huge number, considering when you feed pet food no animal should die," says CBS News The Early Show veterinarian Dr. Debbye Turner.
A federal investigation is focusing on wheat gluten as the likely source of contamination that sparked a recall last Friday of 60 million cans and pouches of the suspect food, said Stephen F. Sundlof, the Food and Drug Administration's top veterinarian.
"I'm certain someone's going to figure this out because there are a lot of pet foods involved, a lot of pets involved and a lot of veterinarians who are upset," Dr. Ann Hohenhaus of New York's Animal Medical Center told CBS News.
This is what happens when corporations have no fear of prosecution, safe in the knowledge that their good buddies in the Administration won't appoint or retain good investigators and prosecutors.
Again, let me stress that what's going on at the Justice Department is happening in every division of the government that Bush oversees. Which, for all practical purposes, is all of them. "Politicization" is literally killing you.
TexasKaos speaks for me:
A responsible company would have immediately halted distribution and issued a recall. A responsible company would publicly name it's wheat gluten supplier so that other companies could ensure their products are not tainted.
There is absolutely no justification for waiting for the public to begin complaining before recalling those deadly products. None whatsoever. And refusing to name the supplier of the bad wheat gluten is the height of corporate hubris and irresponsibility.
But it's business as usual when you're a Bush crony.