I lost my best friend Sampson on Friday, January 13, 2012. He died 9 days after ingesting the last food he ever ate: Waggin’ Train “Wholesome” Chicken Jerky.
I’ve since learned that we were part of a known epidemic. To date more than 2,200 cases of illness and death are attributed to chicken jerky treats made in China. Waggin’ Train and Canyon Creek Ranch -- both Nestle Purina brands -- are the lead offenders in the continued sale of chicken jerky dog treats.
The most shocking part is that the FDA has known about this for years, and has even increased their warnings as recently as November, 2011. They have researched thousands of cases, and the cases are mounting. Mine is now one of those that they are investigating. Although the FDA cannot FORCE a recall except in cases involving drugs or infant foods, the companies responsible should protect their customers and voluntarily recall the products in question until a definitive cause is found.
I need you to help me convince Nestle Purina PetCare Company to take chicken jerky treats made in China off the shelves until they can be proven safe.
Despite warnings from the FDA and the leading veterinary associations in the U.S. and Canada, Nestle Purina has refused all accountability, instead placing blame on people like me who have lost their companions. If their treats were safe, as they repeatedly claim, death and illness would never have been the end result for so many.
I have joined a wonderful Facebook group called “ANIMAL PARENTS AGAINST PET TREATS MADE IN CHINA!” When I joined in January, there were a dozen members. Two months later there are over 6,000. The awareness of this horror is growing because so many have or know of a horror story involving CHICKEN JERKY TREATS.
No animal should ever have to die due to “treats.” How many thousands of grieving pet owners still have no idea what sickened or killed their pet? As long as these products are still on the shelves, the suffering will continue.
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