Senate Hearing on Pet Food Contamination on April 12th
The U.S. Senate will hold an oversight hearing on the ongoing investigation and the regulatory mechanisms that govern the pet food industry as the widespread recall of contaminated pet food continues. Durbin, a member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, has worked with Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI), the Chairman of the Subcommittee, to schedule the hearing which will be held at 2:00 p.m. (1:00 p.m. Central Time) on Thursday, April 12, 2007 in Room 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. To watch the hearing on the web just click here.
One of the expert witnesses, unfortunately, is Dr. Claudia A. Kirk, Although an Associate Professor of Medicine and Nutrition at the U of TN College of Veterinary Medicine, Kirk is a former employee of Hill’s Pet. Her close ongoing relationship with Hill’s and the pet food industry clearly calls her objectivity into question. And, if you read these posts about her background, you will understand our point:
Eric Nelson is another one of the expert witnesses. Read it and weep.
— Eric Nelson, AAFCO lies and FDA spoon feeds it to public
— FDA and AAFCO explained
They want you to believe that you will be hurting your pets if you do a homemade diet. I do not believe that at all and feel that it is part of a campaign to get us to think we can only do best by trusting the pet food industry. The following post speaks to studies that show that nutrition was not adversely affected by utilizing a home-prepared diet.
To add salt to the wound, it was hideous to find out about the director at Menu Foods, Robert W. Luba. Just look at the following . . . in horror.