Thursday, January 07, 2010

Cruelty Free Pet food

If you thought that your pet is living cruelty free .. think again.

Companies like Iams, Purina and other biggies, have animal testing labs where animals are kept in small cement enclosures and their stomachs pumped with food. Several other tests are conducted and the animals are then euthanized once they are incapable of being tested on anymore. There is more to this and it can be read here

I just dont like shocking people into action because I know how much of a heartache it is to watch any such video of crazy inhumane humans. But sometimes it is quite necessary.

One day, hubby dear made a small joke about fur and I did not take it well. So I sent him some videos of how animals are skinned alive and how they are transported to and from the cruel facilities where they are skinned alive and left to die a slow painful death. He could not eat dinner that day! and now he will always remember to a) never buy fur, b) check all not that visible fur trimmings to see if they are faux or real. (trick to check faux fur -> )

Heres a list of pet foods from PETA which are cruelty free.

Though cruelty free is a general term used by anyone and everyone, my definition of cruelty free is no animal testing on finished product as well as ingredients. On my blog i will usually add another category called cruelty free and vegan meaning no animal by products were used along with no animal testing.

  • AmorĂ© Pet Services, Inc., 1-866-572-6673;
  • Animal Food Services, 1-800-743-0322;
  • Artemis Pet Food, 1-800-282-5876;
  • Azmira Holistic Animal Care, 1-800-497-5665;
  • Bone Vivant,
  • Boston Baked Bonz (entirely vegan), 781-752-4040;
  • Bravo Raw Diet, 1-866-922-9222; www.bravorawdiet.comn
  • Burns Pet Nutrition, 1-877-983-9651;
  • CaniSource, 1-888-347-3523;
  • CountryPet Pet Food, 1-800-454-7387;
  • Dr. Harvey's, 1-866-362-4123;
  • Dynamite Marketing, Inc., 208-887-9410;
  • Eagle Pack, 1-800-255-5959;
  • Evanger's Dog and Cat Food Co., Inc., 1-800-288-6796;
  • Evolution Diet, Inc. (entirely vegan), 1-800-659-0104;
  • Feline's Pride,
  • Fromm Family Foods, 1-800-325-6331;
  • Great Life Performance Pet Products, 1-800-470-2001;
  •, 831-726-3255;
  • Halo, Purely for Pets, 1-800-426-4256;
  • Happy Dog Food, 1-800-359-9576;
  • Harbingers of a New Age (entirely vegan), 406-295-4944;
  • Holistic Blend, 1-800-954-1117;
  • The Honest Kitchen, 1-866-437-9729;
  • Know Better Dog Food, 1-866-922-6463;
  • KosherPets, Inc., 954-938-6270;
  • Kumpi Pet Foods, 303-699-8562;
  • Mark & Chappell, 1-866-547-3368;
  • Max & Ruffy's, 703-465-4481;
  • Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. (vegan options), 1-800-829-4493;
  • Natural Life Pet Products, Inc. (vegan options), 1-800-367-2391;
  • Nature's Variety, 1-888-519-7387;
  • Newman's Own Organics,
  • Nutri-Vet, 1-877-729-8668;
  • Oma's Pride, 1-800-678-6627;
  • Onesta Organics (entirely vegan), 619-295-1136;
  • Pet Chef Express, 604-916-2433;
  • PetGuard (vegan options), 1-800-874-3221, 904-264-8500;
  • Pied Piper Pet & Wildlife, 1-800-338-4610;
  • PoshNosh Inc., 613-302-3156;
  • Raw Advantage, Inc., 360-387-5158;
  • Sauder Feeds, Inc., 260-627-2196;
  • Solid Gold, 1-800-364-4863;
  • Sojourner Farms, 1-888-867-6567;
  • Timberwolf Organics, Inc., 863-439-0049;
  • V-dogfood, LLC (entirely vegan), 1-888-280-8364;
  • Veterinary Nutritional Formula, 1-800-811-0530;
  • Want A Cookie?, 250-665-7387;
  • Wow-Bow Distributors Ltd. (vegan options), 516-254-6064;
  • Wysong Professional Diets (vegan options), 1-800-748-0188;
Please check PETA's list for updates here

Thanks for reading, and please spread the word. We, the net gen use the viral nature of net for all stupid things like a stupid video of a guy shaving his bum.. but will not pass around some simple things which can make such a difference in the world. I think this is because it sounds too preachy, and is not fun. Not everything in life is fun ! and please dont wait for a life changing event to have that Aha moment.

Please also bookmark Emily's blog here
She has dome some awesome research and contacted many companies. If in doubt about anything, do look her blog up. She might already have that information on there.


  1. Your blog keeps getting better and better! Your older articles are not as good as newer ones you have a lot more creativity and originality now keep it up!

  2. I dont know who posted the comment and I am not sure whats better about my post:) Is it that i am speaking my mind about what people usually share and help make viral news or that I shocked my own hubby into getting the point! :)

  3. Thanks for a great post.As much as we care about our own pets, we should also know about animal testing-the other side of the story.Liked the article & bookmarked!

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