Remember the story about HSUS importing a not-quite-vegetarian dog food from Uruguay?
If you recall, the dog food is over-priced, low-standard stuff made in an un-named foreign factory, and it is wastefully packaged and shipped vast distances across the equator while burning up tons of fossil fuel on the journey.
Well guess what?
It seems agenda item #79 at the Humane Society Legislative Fund is "Pet Food Safety"
Here we are told HSUS wants to "increase enforcement" and "develop certification system for oversight in foreign countries or other mechanism for enforcement of U.S. standards in products imported to this country; support legislation for mandatory recall authority."
OK. I'll go along with that.
But first how about if HSUS tells us the name of the company that is actually making their dog food?
Real dog food has a real maker, and one suspects there might be a problem if no one wants to say where the factory is, or who is running it.
Ironic Update #2:
Remember the story about the Scottish Terrier, Sadie, winning Westminster?
We gave a detailed account of the health problems facing the breed (a higher than 45% rate of cancer!) and the shortened lifespan and increased ownership costs that result.
Lisa Paddock followed up noting that "The last Scottie to win Westminster did so in 1995. A little over a year later she was dead of liver cancer or lymphoma sited in that organ. She was 5 1/2 years old."
And YES, I am probably using the term "ironic" improperly, but if Alanis Morisette can get away with it, I figure I can too!