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Pet Supply Stores that DO NOT support Iams

Shae
December 4th, 2004, 08:15 PM
Listed are 2 pet supply stores that DO NOT support Iams!

Vancouver Pet Centre 1065 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 2W9
687-8933 Manager: Becky is boycotting Iams and telling people why. Peta
is going to put it on their list of stores to buy from.

Vancouver Pet Centre Unit 26B 800 McBride
Blvd, V3L 2A4 524-8933 Manager: Paula will not be selling Iams as of Jan
1, 2005.

twinmommy
December 4th, 2004, 08:36 PM
Apologizing in advance for being "out of it" ...just bear with me, I take care of twins all day so I was probably playing blocks or something, and I do not even have basic cable (NO we are not amish :) ) so forgive me for asking...what's wrong with Iams (please don't kill me :o

meb999
December 4th, 2004, 08:42 PM
I guess I'm also out of the loop.....what's wrong with Iams?

twinmommy
December 4th, 2004, 09:31 PM
hey meb, where are you in mtl?? I'm in Pincourt! :)

Sheriffmom
December 4th, 2004, 09:44 PM
It's a long sordid tale..... go to http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=8527&highlight=SHae+Iams to see all about IAMS and their animal mistreatment
Shae is the resident expert on all things Iams :p

Shae
December 5th, 2004, 11:48 AM
It's a long sordid tale..... go to http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=8527&highlight=SHae+Iams to see all about IAMS and their animal mistreatment
Shae is the resident expert on all things Iams :p
Gee, thanks Sherriffmom....I think? ;)
Sherriffmom is correct. It is a long sorted tale, but we can make it short and sweet. They are a cruel company that tests on animals....DONT BUY THE FOOD.
Here is another thread as well
http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=6679&highlight=iams
There are a few in this forum that discuss Iams cruel testing procedures, not to mention the conditions these animals are kept in. The crates are small often with the grates spread apart so much so that the animals toes/feet get caught and stuck in them. The endotrachael tubes put down their throats forcing them to ingest substances, oils,etc. They have cut chunks of flesh off of these animals in order to do tests. It's sad, repulsive, and frustrating. If you love your pet or ANY dog or cat for that matter, please, please, please DO NOT SUPPORT IAMS, EUKANUBA, P&G.
In fact I have a list that I will post later of companies that do test and those that do not.

Sheriffmom
December 5th, 2004, 01:01 PM
Shae sorry if the appropriate tone didn't come across in the email.... it was truely meant as a complement. I think it is great what you are doing, I just knew there was no way I could get all the facts straight, so I figured I'd give them the link to your Iams thread. That way they'd get all teh facts :)
And Shae, it really was meant in a nice way, I think you are terrific :thumbs up

twinmommy
December 5th, 2004, 01:43 PM
too bad, because I like the food itself...oh well. I'll be switching!! Anybody know of a similar tasting (yeah I would eat it :) brand for my Jake who has stomach issues??He's on Viokase, so the food can't be too high in protein, and can't be too bland either because thenhe won't eat it....I guess it's just try and let them decide....here we go :)

BoxerRescueMTL
December 5th, 2004, 06:49 PM
hiya twinmommy,
if you're looking for a good quality kibble for your pooches, try a store called "Woofers" on Des Sources on the west island. that's the closest pet supply store that i know of to pincourt that sells high quality dog food. i've only been there a couple of times cuz i don't live in that neck of the woods, but the owner was super helpful and knows her stuff. if you're downtown, try "Little Bear" on the corner of Green Ave. and Ste. Catherine, they have a super knowledgable staff.
good luck!
Crystal :)

SarahJane
December 5th, 2004, 07:25 PM
Little Bear is fantastic, but if you live closer to (or in) NDG, you can go to Club K9 at 6004 Sherbrooke West. It's also great!

BMDLuver
December 5th, 2004, 07:28 PM
Serca, on grand boulevard in Ile Perrot has a huge variety of petfoods. Just ask to speak with Jennifer and she'll help you out Twinmommy.

Shae
December 5th, 2004, 09:13 PM
Sherriffmom.......oh, no offense taken at all. I was hoping it meant in a good way. You'd be surprised at the number of people who just turn the other cheek and don't want to know or hear the truth. Thank you for the compliment and for spreading the word.

Resources Support Companies That Do Not Test on Animals


PETA has contacted hundreds of companion-animal food companies, asking if they conduct laboratory tests on animals. Numerous companies responded to let us know that they do not. We have compiled a list of those companies below.

View the first letter, follow-up letter, and survey sent to companion-animal food companies.

Companies that are not on this list either responded to let us know that they do conduct laboratory experiments on animals or failed to respond to our numerous inquiries and are assumed to conduct laboratory experiments on animals.

If you are concerned about animals in laboratory tests, you should purchase companion-animal food exclusively from the following companies:


Active Life Pet Products

1-877-291-2913
www.activelifepp.com


Alternatives 4 Pets, Inc.
613-302-3156
www.alternatives4pets.com

Amoré Pet Services, Inc.
1-866-572-6673
www.amorepetfoods.com

Animal Food Services
1-800-743-0322
www.animalfood.com

Artemis Pet Food - NEW
1-800-282-5876
www.artemiscompany.com

Azmira Holistic Animal Care
1-800-497-5665
www.azmira.com

Burns Pet Nutrition
1-877-983-9651
www.burns-pet-nutrition.co.uk

Canusa International
519-624-5697
www.canusaint.com

CountryPet Pet Food
1-800-454-7387
www.countrypet.com

Dr. Harvey’s
1-866-362-4123
www.drharveys.com

Dry Fork Milling Co.
1-800-346-1360

Dynamite Marketing, Inc.
208-887-9410
www.dynamitemarketing.com

Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Co., Inc.
1-800-288-6796
www.evangersdogfood.com

Evolution Diet, Inc. (entirely vegan)
1-800-659-0104
www.petfoodshop.com

Good Dog Foods, Inc.
732-842-4555
www.gooddogfoods.com

GreenTripe.Com
831-726-3255
www.greentripe.com

Halo, Purely for Pets
1-800-426-4256
www.halopets.com

Happy Dog Food
1-800-359-9576
www.happydogfood.com

Harbingers of a New Age (entirely vegan)
406-295-4944
www.vegepet.com

Holistic Blend
1-800-954-1117
www.holisticblend.com

The Honest Kitchen
858-483-5995
www.thehonestkitchen.com

Know Better Dog Food
1-866-922-6463
www.knowbetterdogfood.com

KosherPets, Inc.
954-938-6270
www.kosherpets.com

Kumpi Pet Foods
303-699-8562
www.kumpi.com

Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. (has vegan options)
1-800-829-4493
www.naturalbalanceinc.com

Natural Life Pet Products, Inc. (has vegan options)
1-800-367-2391
www.nlpp.com

Nature’s Variety
1-888-519-7387
www.naturesvariety.com

PetGuard (has vegan options)
1-800-874-3221
904-264-8500
www.petguard.com

Pied Piper Pet & Wildlife
1-800-338-4610
www.piedpiperpet.com

Raw Advantage, Inc.
360-387-5158
www.rawadvantagepetfood.com

Rocky Mountain Natural Products
1-877-768-6788 (Eastern U.S.)
1-800-665-5521 (Western U.S.)
www.rmtnp.com

Sauder Feeds, Inc.
260-627-2196
www.sauderfeeds.com

Veterinary Nutritional Formula
1-800-811-0530
www.vnfpetfood.com

Wow-Bow Distributors Ltd. (has vegan options)
1-800-326-0230
www.wow-bow.com

Wysong Professional Diets (has vegan options)
1-800-748-0188
www.wysong.net


IAMS cruelty DOES exisit and it has been proven.IAMS and it's owner Procter & Gamble continue to do business with tons of laboratories that are just as bad as the one Peta investigated. Iams also conducts studies on animals (dogs, cats,,,) in it's own faculty and refuses to allow Peta to view.
The abuse is astounding. visit www.iamscruelty.com

HELP!!! Tell Iams you're refusing to buy their products until they STOP ALL animal experiments.

Jeffrey P Ansell, Prsident, Iams Company
7250 Poe Ave, Dayton,OH 45414-5801
1-800-675-3849....937-898-7387
Customer.Service@iams.com

A.G. Lafley,CEO, Procter & Gamble Co.
1 Procter & Gamble Plz,Cincinnati,OH 45202
1-800-543-1745

Contact Peta for more info ....1-866-TEST-KIND
or view info or contact Sharon (Shae) for Iams Cruelty literature/pamphlets/stickers,etc.( I'll be happy to send them to you FREE of charge ) at www.animalrightscafe.com

Bugsy
December 5th, 2004, 09:21 PM
Shae

I didn't see Nutro on that list... any comments/opinions?

Shae
December 5th, 2004, 10:46 PM
Nutro.......I'll look into it. I have literally hundreds of companies listed in my folder with a variation of details....testing, P&G, abuse, etc, etc.
If memory serves me correct, Nutro, I believe is ok. BUT, don't quote me on that. Will need to investigate that one a bit.
My main cause at the moment when it comes to pet food suppliers is Iams (Eukanuba- P&G) Keep in mind, they are not the only undesireable company that tests. But they are definately the leading company that does so.
Anyone here ever try Evolution ? Now, Natures Balance is a good one. Chris from the animal rights cafe feeds his beloved pooches an avacado based vegie diet .....apparently they literally thrive on it! :thumbs up

Bugsy
December 5th, 2004, 11:03 PM
Thanx Shae :thumbs up

I'm curious. I've checked their website... nothing.

twinmommy
December 6th, 2004, 01:55 PM
Thanks for all the great info guys!!! You guys are great!! :love: Shopping with twins is rough, thanks for shortening my "number of stops" :):)

And thanks BMD, I didn't even know about that place and I live just up the street from there!!! (figures!:))

BMDLuver
December 6th, 2004, 02:42 PM
As I have almost 2 & 3 year olds, I can totally relate. My excursions are quick and to the point. As I am in Baie d'Urfe now, it's the closest for me as well. We should commiserate over coffee one day!

pitbulliest
December 6th, 2004, 04:39 PM
IAMS doesn't just suck because it does horrid tests on animals...it sucks because it comes pretty close to being just about the worst dog food you can buy..the quality is somewhat comparable to pooh in a toilet :) if you want to feed your dog poop..then why not just take a crap and throw it in a bowl? Its the same thing..

Sorry for the graphicness there..lol I just couldn't resist...i hate IAMS with a passion...capital P! :angel:

jjgeonerd
December 6th, 2004, 05:11 PM
We were told by a couple natural pet supply stores in town, as well as a Nutro rep. at one of them, that the company DOES NOT test on animals.

Gabby gets Nutro Ultra and loves it. :thumbs up

Shae
December 6th, 2004, 05:54 PM
jj....you are referring to Nutros or Iams?
Iams definately tests, no if's, and's, or but's about it. If you're referring to Nutro, thats great to hear. I believe its a privately owned company so sometimes can be hard to get the accurate information.

jjgeonerd
December 7th, 2004, 04:03 PM
I am definently referring to Nutro. The natural dog food store where we adopted Gabby from told us that Nutro did not test on animals, as did a rep. at Petco. I haven't been able to verify it though...I wish I could. Just reporting what i was told by people heavily involved with animals.