你愛你的貓、你的狗嗎?如果有人告訴你,為了確保你的貓狗的飼料安全,必須犧牲其他貓狗的生命,你願意買這個飼料嗎?

不要懷疑,殘忍的動物實驗並不會因為美麗的包裝而消失不見愛慕思(Iams)與旗下的優卡(Eukanuba)是寵物食品的大廠牌,在他們的包裝上的狗貓都是健康、開心的。但是,你知道這是個天大的謊言嗎?

 

 

 


 

 

不相信?PETA告訴你醜陋的真相:

從2002到2003年,將近10個月的時間,PETA的調查員隱藏身分在Sinclair Research Center,受僱於Iams(愛慕思)的實驗室裡工作。PETA調查員發現在Iams寵物食品清新、健康的包裝下,隱藏的是黑暗且骯髒的秘密。在實驗室,被關在鐵籠裡成天對著水泥牆的狗狗瘋掉了、大腿肌肉被砍掉的狗狗成堆地被丟在骯髒、油漆斑駁的地上、狗狗被割掉了聲帶、生了重病的貓狗在毫無獸醫關照的情況下被扔在籠子裡繼續受苦。

 

 

 

 

影片顯示,Iams(愛慕思)的公司代表曾經來過這個實驗室,並且親眼目睹狗狗在酷暑中熱得發昏在籠子裡轉來轉去。

 Iams知道此事,但他們卻沒有保護這些動物。

 

 

 

 

美國農業部審核了PETA提出的抗議後表示該實驗室確實沒有提供獸醫照護、沒有提供受苦的動物麻醉或止痛、沒有提供足夠的空間、沒有做好員工教育訓練,該實驗室同時違反了其他40項聯邦動物福利法規範。Siniclair Research Center付出美金$33,000元(相當於一百零五萬六千元台幣)的罰款。
在PETA與支持者的強大壓力下,Iams同意針對其實驗方式做出以下幾項改變:

1. Iams順從壓力,切斷與Siniclair Research Center的關係
2. Iams停止所有具侵入性與末端的貓、狗實驗
3. Iams同意開始進行人道的「居家」食物味道實驗

根 據Iams表示,實驗中大約70%的動物在家中與飼主同住。在這些實驗中,飼主自願讓寵物在家中居住,參與食品營養成份的實驗。透過訓練,飼主可以輕易 地餵食寵物,並採集寵物的糞便以供實驗室作為參考指標。「居家實驗」已經過奧克拉荷馬州立大學PetSci program證實是有效的。

即使如此,Iams仍舊在他們位於俄亥俄州的實驗室中保留700隻左右的貓狗, 進行非侵入性的營養成分測試。他們宣稱該實驗室提供動物像樣的環境,但他們拒絕‭‬讓PETA的代表進入參觀。Iams宣稱有些實驗太過複雜,無法以居家 實驗方式進行。PETA呼籲Iams與獸醫團隊合作來進行這些實驗,因為獸醫具備豐富的醫療經驗,知道哪些食品可以減輕寵物的病痛。

Iams‭ 沒有停止以其他(非狗貓)的動物進行侵入性的實驗。Iams贊助Purdue大學將近$200,000美金來進行一項長達兩年的實驗。實驗過程中,老鼠 的尾巴被黏在籠子頂端,而老鼠的後腿部懸掛在空中。這項實驗的目的是為了造成肌肉萎縮。當PETA提出抗議後,該實驗提前終止。

Iams同時也杯葛一公立大學欲發表的研究結果,該研究以人工方式在狗身上引導出痛苦的疾病,而該研究的出資者正是Iams。Iams究竟在隱藏什 麼呢?

雖然Iams已經有所改進,但是身為該產業的領導品牌,Iams應該傳遞更清楚的訊息,那就是:沒有動物應該面臨像那些在實驗室中的動物的悲慘命運。安全、健康的寵物食品不應該是由傷害其他貓狗得來的。

PETA仍在持續勸說Iams禁止進行或贊助任何形式、任何物種的動物實驗,並且使用100%人道、無侵入性、不關牢籠的「居家實驗」,就像Iams的有良心的競爭者所使用的那樣。
一直到Iams同意停止動物實驗之前,PETA強烈呼籲消費者購買無動物實驗的狗食。

以下圖片為PETA的工作人員在Iams實驗室所偷拍到的畫面

成堆的狗隻腿部肌肉被切除 丟在地上


腿部肌肉被切開近拍


被綑綁著的狗狗掙扎


骯髒不堪的環境、無獸醫照料受傷的狗


成日被關在鐵籠中渴望自由

此外,英國Uncaged同時呼籲消費者抵制雀巢的普瑞納(Purina)與寶路(Pedigree),因為這兩個廠牌在歐洲都是有做動物實驗。
抵制名單:普瑞納(Purina)、寶路(Pedigree)、皇家(Royal Canin)、愛寶(Alpo)、希爾斯(Hills Science Diet)、


Nestlé Purina/Friskies:
Alpo, Bonio, Felix, Go Cat, Gourmet,
Omega Complete, Proplan, Spillers, Vital Balance, Winalot.

Pedigree, Masterfoods (Mars Inc):
Bounce, Cesar, Chappie, Frolic, James Wellbeloved, Katkins,
Kitekat, Pal, Pedigree Chum, Royal Canin, Sheba,
Techni-cal (US & Canada), Whiskas.
Pedigree also manufacture Thomas rabbit food and Trill bird food.


資料來源:
PETA
http://www.iamscruelty.com/introduction.asp

Uncaged
http://www.uncaged.co.uk/petfood.htm

For nearly 10‭ ‬months in 2002‭ ‬and early 2003‭, ‬a PETA investigator worked undercover at Sinclair Research Center‭, ‬a laboratory hired by‭ ‬Iams‭, ‬and discovered a dark and sordid secret beneath the wholesome image of the dog‭- ‬and cat-food manufacturer‭. ‬Dogs had gone crazy because they were confined to barren steel cages and cement cells‭, ‬dogs were left piled on a filthy paint-chipped floor after chunks of muscle had been hacked from their thighs‭, ‬dogs were surgically debarked‭, ‬and horribly sick dogs and cats were neglected and left in cages to suffer without any‭ ‬veterinary care‭. ‬

Footage‭ ‬shows that Iams representatives toured the facility and witnessed dogs who were circling in their cells and sweltering in the summer heat‭. ‬Iams knew the truth yet did nothing to protect the animals‭.‬‭ ‬



The U.S‭. ‬Department of Agriculture investigated PETA's complaint and‭ ‬agreed‭ ‬that the laboratory had failed to provide‭ ‬veterinary care and pain relief to suffering animals‭, ‬failed to provide animals with adequate space‭, ‬and failed to train employees—along with nearly 40‭ ‬other violations of the federal‭ ‬Animal Welfare Act‭. ‬Sinclair Research Center paid a penalty of‭ $‬33,000‭ ‬for its violations‭. ‬


After intense pressure from PETA and its supporters‭, ‬Iams agreed to make the following significant changes in its testing program‭:‬‭ ‬
• Iams bowed to pressure and severed its ties with Sinclair Research Center‭. ‬
• Iams ended all invasive and terminal experiments on dogs and cats‭. ‬
• Iams agreed to begin conducting humane in-home tests for palatability studies‭. ‬


According to Iams‭, ‬about 70‭ ‬percent of the animals now in its tests reside at home with their families‭. ‬In these studies‭, ‬people‭ ‬volunteer their companion animals to participate in food and nutrition experiments from the comfort of their own homes‭. ‬The human guardians can easily be trained to feed the animals and properly collect fecal and urine samples for laboratory analysis to determine the quality of the animal's food‭. "‬In-home‭" ‬studies have been shown to work and have strong scientific support‭, ‬as shown by the successful‭ ‬PetSci‭ ‬program‭, ‬which was developed by Dr‭. ‬Charles Abramson and Dr‭. ‬Timothy‭ ‬Bowser of Oklahoma State University‭. ‬



Even so‭, ‬Iams still keeps up to 700‭ ‬dogs and cats in its Dayton‭, ‬Ohio‭, ‬laboratory for non-invasive nutritional studies‭. ‬They claim that this laboratory provides a decent environment for the animals‭, ‬but they refuse to allow a PETA representative to see inside‭. ‬Iams claims that some studies are too complex for in-home programs‭, ‬but PETA urges Iams to collaborate with veterinary clinics for studies such as these‭. ‬Veterinary clinics regularly see patients who suffer from ailments that a particular dog or cat food might help alleviate‭. ‬


Iams has also refused to end invasive experiments on species other than dogs and cats‭. ‬For one study‭, ‬Iams gave Purdue University nearly‭ $‬200,000‭ ‬to conduct a two-year study in which experimenters taped the tails of mice to the tops of cages to keep their hind legs suspended in the air‭. ‬This was done to cause muscular atrophy—the wasting away of muscle tissue‭. ‬When PETA protested‭, ‬the experiment was cut short‭. ‬

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Iams has also fought the release of information from a public university that had conducted a study funded by the company in which a painful disease was induced in dogs‭. ‬What was Iams hiding‭? ‬



Iams has made progress‭, ‬but as an industry leader‭, ‬it must send an even clearer message‭: ‬No animal deserves the fate of those who remain in their laboratories‭. ‬Safe‭, ‬healthy cat and dog food does not require harming cats and dogs‭. ‬



PETA continues to press Iams to ban conducting and‭ ‬funding invasive or terminal experiments on all species and to adopt 100‭ ‬percent humane‭, ‬non-invasive‭, ‬and cage-free‭ "‬in-home‭" ‬testing‭, ‬as many of Iams‭' ‬compassionate competitors‭ ‬have done‭. ‬



Until‭ ‬Iams agrees‭, ‬we urge consumers to purchase dog and cat food from‭ ‬companies that do not test on animals‭. ‬In the meantime‭, ‬read about some other‭ ‬ways you can help‭ ‬the millions of animals every year who are abused and inadequately cared for‭, ‬all in the name of research‭.‬

Reference: PETA
http://www.iamscruelty.com/introduction.asp

 

 

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http://compassionateshopping.blogspot.com/2010/05/are-you-still-feeding-your-dogscats.html

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