Nestle Purina Just Opened a New MultiMillion Dollar Pet Food Factory - IN CHINA

@speakeasy (4215)
United States
May 9, 2007 9:29pm CST
Thats right. Purina pet food, owned by Nestle, just opened a new pet food plant in China. Even if we bann shipments of wheat gluten and other proteins from China, that will not stop them from being added to pet food manufactured in China and then exported. Not exactly a smart move on their part; especially, since the plant was opened after the pet food recalls. It definately makes me glad that I now spend an hour each weekend making homemade pet food for my two cats. Now you can't even trust Purina to care about your pet's health. Here is the link to the story - http://muttcats.com/blog/2007/04/08/nestle-purinas-new-10m-pet-food-plant-in-china-040207/
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@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
10 May 07
What's wrong with you? What do you hate China for? My god such vitriole! You have just made several posts about China saying how very evil they are. As to the previous one about antifreeze. So they have a translation error. That's not ttheir fault. They don't know what the words say in another language. What are people drinking antifreeze for anyway. I'm sure the stuff is beingsold as antifreeze, not food. As for thepet foodcompany. China is becoming a country that now follows the rest of the world and is starting to have pets, due to the one child law. They deserve to have food made in their country, just as you do.
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• United States
14 May 07
Thanks for sharing this. I am completely disgusted. It's ironic because I was just telling a relative about my puppy becoming sick on dog food (that wasn't recalled) and he said, "We only buy Purina." I'll send him your link. I am now making food for my dogs. I have to admit I dread having to do so much more cooking and it's not cheap but there's no way I'll feed the garbage they're selling as "pet food" to my dogs.
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
14 May 07
I know what you mean. I work a full time job plus write on-line and take care of my family. But, I take an hour or so each weekend to make a weeks worth of homemade cat food so I don't have to worry about them. One of the amazing things is that our litter box does NOT smell bad anymore. They are both still using their litterboxes but no more bad odors. With a raw food diet, they are better able to digest their food and the bad smells do not exist.
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
10 May 07
People should just boycott purina or even all nestle-purina products. How could they possibly do such a thing after what has happened recently. I guess they are like the car manufacturers, figure out the savings, figure out how many people will sue, how much they will pay out then decide if it is worth it, not caring at all about the animals. This is disgusting...you know what else is sad, you periodically hear about senior citizens who can't afford food and buy pet food to eat....
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
10 May 07
I can understand that with all the money they have invested they can't just abandon the factory; but they could retool it for making something else. Personally, I wouldn't trust any food items that came out of China right now.
@okn0tok (569)
• United States
10 May 07
Its so sad. All anyone seems to care about is cheap labor and making millions of dollars. Its disgusting. I have bunny rabbits so it is easy to feed them fresh vegetables and hay. How do you make cat food? Is it hard to do? That is so sweet that you do that for your cats.
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
10 May 07
Homemade cat food is raw meat and supplements. A lot of chopping and grinding. Cats have very specific needs and are harder to make food for than dogs; but, it can be done. Since you asked - here is the link to my discussion on this topic. http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/952556.aspx That discussion contains links to two different sites with recipes.