Iams abuses of dogs and cats: shoching revelations about pet food industry

The pet food industry conceal a shocking reality: cruel tests on dogs and cats, food made of low quality ingredients, dangerous preservatives and additives, corpses of ill animals and even dead cats and dogs. OIPA starts this travel into pet food industry with Iams, a label of the multinational Procter & Gamble.

OIPA have started a campaign of protest against Iams.

More information about Iams and a list of not tested labels on:
www.peta.org
www.uncaged.co.uk

ABOUT IAMS

After 9 months of undercover investigation inside a Iams contract testing laboratory, the american association PETA showed to the world a shocking video (april 2003). PETA documents revealed cruel tests on cats and dogs horribly abused. PETA reported that inside the kennel there were:

1. dogs gone crazy from intense confinement to barren steel cages and cement cells, some of them for more than 6 years
2. dogs justify piled on a filthy paint-chipped floor after having chunks of muscle hacked from their thighs
3. dogs surgically debarked
4. horribly sick dogs and cats languishing in their cages, neglected and justify to suffer with no veterinary care

SUMMARIES OF STUDIES

Below you can read brief summaries of the IAMS animal experiments:

1. 28 CATS’ BELLIES WERE CUT TO SEE THE EFFECT OF FEEDING THEM FIBRE, THEN THE CATS WERE KILLED
University of Nebraska-Lincoln and The Iams Company. (AR Bueno, GD Sunvold & GA Reinhart (both IAMS CO.) et al., “Feline colonic microbes and fatty acid transport: effects of feeding cellulose, beet pulp and pectin/gum arabic fibers”, Nutrition Research, Vol 20, No.9: 1319-1328 (2000).)
2. 24 YOUNG DOGS WERE INTENTIONALLY PUT INTO KIDNEY FAILURE; SUBJECTED TO INVASIVE EXPERIMENTATION, THEN KILLED
University of Georgia and The Iams Company. (JV White, DA Hirakawa (IAMS CO.) et al., “Effect of dietary protein on functional, morphologic, and histologic changes of the kidney during compensatory renal growth in dogs”, Am J Vet Res, Vol 52, No.8, August 1991: 1357-1365.)
3. 31 DOGS’ KIDNEYS WERE REMOVED TO INCREASE THE RISK OF KIDNEY DISEASE, THEN THEY WERE KILLED AND DISSECTED
University of Georgia and The Iams Company. (Delmar R Finco, Daniel P Carey (IAMS CO.), Diane A Hirakawa (IAMS CO.) et al., “Effects of aging and dietary protein intake on uninephrectomized geriatric dogs”, Am J vet Res, Vol 55, No.9, September 1994: 1282-1290.)
4. BONES IN 18 DOGS’ FRONT AND BACK LEGS WERE CUT OUT AND STRESSED UNTIL THEY BROKE
University of Wisconsin and The Iams Company. (Thomas D Crenshaw, Allan J Lepine (IAMS CO.) et al., “Nutritional Effects on Bone Strength in the Growing Canine”, Proceedings of the 1998 Iams Nutrition Symposium: 29-40.)
5. 10 DOGS WERE KILLED TO STUDY THE EFFECT OF FIBER IN DIETS
Mississippi State University and The Iams Company. (Randal K Buddington, Greg D Sunvold (IAMS CO.) et al., “Influence of fermentable fiber on small intestinal dimensions and transport of glucose and proline in dogs”, AJVR, Vol 60, No.3, March 1999: 354-358.)
6. 18 MALE PUPPIES’ KIDNEYS WERE CHEMICALLY DAMAGED; EXPERIMENTAL DIETS WERE FED; TUBES WERE INSERTED IN THEIR PENISES, THEN THE PUPPIES WERE KILLED
Colorado State University and The Iams Company. (Gregory F Grauer, Gregory A Reinhart (IAMS CO.) et al., “Effects of dietary n-3 fatty acid supplementation versus thromboxane synthetase inhibition on gentamicin-induced nephrotoxicosis in healthy male dogs”, AJVR, Vol 57, No.6, June 1996: 948-956.)
7. 8 DOGS’ KIDNEYS WERE REMOVED TO STUDY THE EFFECT OF PROTEIN ON RECOVERY FROM KIDNEY REMOVAL
University of Georgia and The Iams Company. (JV White, DA Hirakawa (IAMS CO.) et al., “High dietary protein intake does not accelerate development of renal lesions during recovery from renal mass reduction in dogs”, ACVIM Abstracts, Vol 3 No 2, p.131)
8. 28 CATS WERE SURGICALLY FORCED INTO KIDNEY FAILURE AND EITHER DIED DURING THE EXPERIMENT OR WERE KILLED TO STUDY THE EFFECTS OF PROTEIN
University of Georgia and The Iams Company. Delmar R Finco, Gregory D. Sunvold (IAMS CO.) et al., “Influence of Protein and Energy in Cats with Renal Failure”, Proceedings of the 1998 Iams Nutrition Symposium: 413-424.)
9. 15 DOGS’ BELLIES WERE CUT OPEN; TUBES WERE ATTACHED TO THEIR INTESTINES, THE CONTENTS OF WHICH WERE PUMPED OUT EVERY 10 MINUTES FOR TWO HOURS, THEN THE DOGS WERE KILLED
University of Nebraska-Lincoln and The Iams Company. (JE Hallman, GA Reinhart (IAMS CO.) et al., “Colonic mucosal tissue energetics and electrolyte transport in dogs fed cellulose, beet pulp or pectin/gum arabic as their primary fiber source”, Nutrition Research, Vol 16, No.2: 303-313 (1996).)
10. 16 DOGS’ BELLIES WERE CUT OPEN AND PARTS OF THEIR INTESTINES TAKEN
University of Alberta and The Iams Company. (Stefan P Massimino, Michael G Hayek (IAMS CO.), Gregory D Sunvold (IAMS CO.) et al., “Fermentable Dietary Fiber Increases GLP-1 Secretion and Improves Glucose Homeostasis Despite Increased Glucose Transport Capacity in Healthy Dogs”, Journal of the American Society for Nutritional Sciences: 1786-1793 (1998).)
11. HEALTHY PUPPIES, CHICKS, AND RATS HAD BONE AND CARTILAGE REMOVED TO STUDY BONE AND JOINT DEVELOPMENT
Purdue University and The Iams Company. (Bruce A Watkins, Allan J Lepine (IAMS CO.), C. Gregory Aldrich (IAMS CO.), Michael G Hayek (IAMS CO.), et al., “Relationships of Fat Quality and Antioxidants in Bone and Cartilage”, Proceedings of the 2000 Iams Nutrition Symposium: 505-514.)
12. INVASIVE PROCEDURES WERE USED TO STUDY BACTERIA IN 16 DOGS’ INTESTINES
Texas A&M University and The Iams Company. (MD Willard, G Reinhart (IAMS CO.), et al., “Effects of dietary supplementation of fructo-oligosaccharides on small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in dogs”, Am J Vet Res, Vol 55, No.5, May 1994: 654-659.)
13. 24 CATS HAD THEIR FEMALE ORGANS AND PARTS OF THEIR LIVERS REMOVED; WERE MADE OBESE, THEN WERE STARVED
University of Kentucky and The Iams Company. (Wissam H Ibrahim, Gregory D Sunvold (IAMS CO.) et al., “Effect of dietary protein quality and fatty acid composition on plasma lipoprotein concentrations and hepatic triglyceride fatty acid synthesis in obese cats undergoing rapid weight loss”, AJVR, Vol 61, No.5, May 2000: 566-572.)
14. 56 DOGS HAD THEIR FEMALE ORGANS REMOVED TO STUDY BETA CAROTENE
Washington State University and The Iams Company. (BC Weng, AJ Lepine (IAMS CO.), et al., “Beta-Carotene uptake and changes in ovarian steroids and uterine proteins during the estrous cycle in the canine”, J. Anim. Sci. 2000. 78:1284-1290.)
15. 16 DOGS’ BELLIES WERE REPEATEDLY CUT TO TAKE PARTS OF THEIR INTESTINES
Texas A&M and The Iams Company. (MD Willard, DP Carey (IAMS CO.), GA Reinhart (IAMS CO.) et al., “Characterization of naturally developing small intestinal bacterial overgrowth in 16 German Shepherd Dogs”, JAVMA, Vol 204, No. 8, April 15, 1994: 1201-1206.)
16. 6 DOGS HAD TUBES IMPLANTED INTO THEIR INTESTINES AND FLUID DRAINED REPEATEDLY TO STUDY CEREAL FLOURS
University of Illinois and The Iams Company. (SM Murray, GD Sunvold (IAMS CO.), GA Reinhart (IAMS CO) et al., “Evaluation of Selected High-Starch Flours as Ingredients in Canine Diets”, J. Anim. Sci. 1999. 77:2180-2186.)
17. 30 DOGS WERE WOUNDED AND PATCHES OF SKIN CONTAINING THE WOUNDS REMOVED TO STUDY WOUND-HEALING
Auburn University and The Iams Company. (Mark A Mooney, Gregory A Reinhart (IAMS CO.) et al., “Evaluation of the effects of omega-3 fatty acid-containing diets on the inflammatory stage of wound-healing in dogs”, AJVR, Vol 59, No. 7, July 1998: 859-863.)
18. 5 DOGS’ BELLIES WERE CUT OPEN AND TUBES WERE INSERTED FROM THEIR INTESTINES TO THE OUTSIDE OF THEIR BODIES TO STUDY THE EFFECTS OF FIBER
University of Illinois and The Iams Company. (HE Muir, GA Reinhart (IAMS CO.) et al., “Nutrient Digestion by Ileal Cannulated Dogs as Affected by Dietary Fibers with Various Fermentation Characteristics”, J. Anim. Sci. 1996. 74: 1641-1648.)
19. PARTS OF 28 DOGS’ LARGE INTESTINES WERE REMOVED TO STUDY THE EFFECTS OF FIBER
University of Missouri and The Iams Company. (MD Howard, GD Sunvold (IAMS CO.), GA Reinhart (IAMS CO.) et al, “Dietary fiber sources alter colonic blood flow and epithelial cell proliferation of dogs”, J. Anim. Sci. 1997. 74(Suppl. 1).)
20. PARTS OF 16 DOGS’ INTESTINES AND IMMUNE SYSTEM WERE CUT OUT TO STUDY THE EFFECTS OF FIBER
University of Alberta and The Iams Company. (Catherine J Field, Michael G Hayek (IAMS CO.), Gregory D Sunvold (IAMS CO.) et al., “Interaction of Fiber Fermentation and Immunology of the Gastrointestinal Tract”, Proceedings of the 1998 Iams Nutrition Symposium: 523-530)
21. 5 DOGS HAD TISSUE FROM LARGE AND SMALL INTESTINES REMOVED TO STUDY INTESTINAL TRACT NEEDS
University of Illinois and The Iams Company. (James K Drackley, Gregory D Sunvold (IAMS CO.) et al, “Energetic Substrates for Intestinal Cells”, Proceedings of the 1998 Iams Nutrition Symposium: 463-472.)
22. 8 HEALTHY DOGS HAD TUBES INSERTED THROUGH THEIR CHESTS TO STUDY FAT ABSORPTION
The Ohio State University and The Iams Company. (Jennifer D Newton, GA Reinhart (IAMS CO.), et al., “Transport Pathways of Enterally Administered Medium-Chain Triglycerides in Dogs”, Proceedings of the 2000 Iams Nutrition Symposium: 143-152.)
23. SECTIONS OF 36 DOGS’ SKINS WERE CUT OUT TO STUDY EFFECTS OF DIET ON FUR
Texas A&M and The Iams Company. (Kelly M Credille, GA Reinhart (IAMS CO.), GM Davenport (IAMS CO.) et al., “The Role of Nutrition on the Canine Hair Follicle: A Preliminary Report”, Proceedings of the 2000 Iams Nutrition Symposium: 37-53.)
24. 14 PUPPIES WERE INJECTED WITH SUBSTANCES THAT GAVE THEM LIFE-LONG ALLERGIES, MADE THEM SICK, AND GAVE THEM DIARRHOEA
University of Calgary and The Iams Company. (Merle E Olson, Michael G Hayek (IAMS CO.) et al., “Hypersensitivity Reactions to Dietary Antigens in Atopic Dogs”, Proceedings of the 2000 Iams Nutrition Symposium: 69-77.)

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