Finally Compensation Is On The Way.
But It Won’t Bring Back The Lost Pets.
One of the biggest scandals in the pet industry has finally been settled. A whopping $24 million dollars has been allocated to pet owners across the United States and Canada pending a judges approval. The final hearing is set for May 30th 2008.
The money is to compensate for expenses directly incurred by the owners of pets that suffered illness or death linked to toxic pet food. The biggest ever pet food recall in 2007 was sparked by contaminated wheat gluten imported from China finding its way into the processing plants of no less than five pet food manufacturing companies.
In total more than 5,000 products from more than 150 different brands were affected by the recall. Millions of chickens, 56,000 swine and an undetermined number of fish may have eaten tainted feed.
Michigan State University conducted a survey of veterinarians which recorded 236 cats and 112 dogs that died or were treated for symptoms linked to the toxic food. Dogs and cats experienced vomiting and suffered kidney failure. The total number of affected pet owners could have numbered in the thousands.
In this age of mass production the only way you can be sure of what you are feeding your loved family pet is serve them natural foods prepared by yourself. There are many great resources available today to assist you to provide for your pet in this manner.