‘It was all about the price’ – ‘I thought I was a hero’
More than a few retailers have been forced to close their doors after customers expressed their displeasure with the pricing for their pet food.
It was a case of price-driven madness, but not all of it was about the money.
According to the Humane Society of the United States, more than half of the pets purchased in 2017 had not been vaccinated and many pet food brands had been found to be producing less than their stated requirements.
The Humane Society also said it was investigating allegations of price gouging by pet food companies.
It is believed that many pet owners were surprised to learn that some of their pet’s food was being sold as a pet food with no guarantee of nutritional value, according to the report.
“While pet food is an essential part of our pets’ diets, there are a wide range of ingredients and nutritional values in pet food, and a pet’s diet should not be limited to just the ingredients they are given,” said Holly Gentry, Humane Society director of communications.
“Unfortunately, many pet foods contain no nutritional value whatsoever and are often made with harmful additives and preservatives.”
As many as 50 percent of pet food sold on the online marketplace was not labeled according to USDA standards, the report found.
The report comes as the Humane Societ’s mission to prevent pet cruelty continues to be called into question after an undercover investigation by the Humane League revealed that pet food manufacturers were illegally charging pet owners to buy pet food online.
In addition, the Humane Center said pet food sellers were selling products with no warning labels and without any health warnings.
In a statement, the company said it would investigate the allegations.
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