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iams / eukanuba animal tests
Pet food vivisection
IAMS and Eukanuba are P&G brands of pet food. In May 2001 Uncaged exposed horrific accounts of cats and dogs used and killed in experiments for IAMS/Eukanuba with a front page story in the national press.
Our research uncovered scientific papers that describe IAMS-funded experiments on hundreds of previously healthy animals that caused: kidney failure, obesity, malnutrition, liver damage, sever allergic reactions, stomach inflammation, diarrhoea, skin disorders, lesions and other painful conditions. Many of the animals died as a result of the experiments or were killed and dismembered for tissue analysis.
As a result of this public embarrassment, IAMS were forced to announce that cats and dogs will no longer be used in experiments that specifically require them to be killed. However, since the new policy, dogs have died as a side-effect of the harmful laboratory procedures and housing conditions that IAMS have subjected them to.
In fact, an IAMS executive has stated that he sees no problem with cats and dogs spending their entire lives in cages for experiments. Animal welfare experts have found that keeping animals in a laboratory environment for long periods of time causes physical and psychological damage, and a poor quality of life.
Most disturbingly, when pushed, IAMS admit that other species of animals will still be killed in their laboratory experiments.