I was doing a check on petfood recalls, after seeing an article on "Recent recalls", which turned out to be "not so recent" by the way....... Somewhere buried on the USDA Website, I found this little bit of information that scared the stuffing out of me........
WARNING: If you are a "visual" person, and kindhearted, you may want to skip this post. It is not a pretty picture! I just don't think it is common knowledge, and it shocked me into posting this, just in case you want to know/think you should know, but didn't.
I have to admit, I didn't want to know, I'm not happy I know, because it's one of those things you can't "un see" and I wish I could forget, but for the sake of our fuzzy roommate..... I needed to know! For those not wanting to read past this part, let's just say this: Perky is a V E R Y finnicky eater, but I think he's going to have to get used to homemade.....
HELLO!! that is cannibalism, and did that same "general practice" not orchestrate Mad Cow Disease? I don't want to be an alarmist, but what the hell are we doing here?
I have tried to be accepting of the labels that have "animal byproducts" and "ash" as their main ingredients, because, let's face it, you can't find petfood without it, but if table scraps are not good for our pets, how can something that's NOT good for us to the point that it should be destroyed, end up in their "USDA approved pet food"?!?!?
More than ever, if you have a fuzzy roommate.......... Hug it tightly tonight!
In case you think it's a only a European thing......US link
This is the USDA article.... USDA