The FDA says people are getting scammed by callers identifying themselves as FDA agents. Can you imagine the poor sod who calls my number? Before he got a chance to try the extortion scam, I would have given him such an earful about food safety and the pharmaceutical companies’ stranglehold on health, he’d be admitting he wasn’t with the FDA at all and I’d probably think he was just trying to get off the hook. [Note: FDA officials – call me!]
In the UK, Catherine O’Driscoll calls out the pet food companies for their part in contributing to unhealthy pets. And I just like the title: Own a Fat Dog, Go Straight to Jail
A very cute dog gets some basic training at Life on the Leash
In Clover, South Carolina, the town council is considering a vicious dog ordinance and some are questioning the need to name specific breeds, such as pitbulls:
In a memo to council, Town Administrator Allison Harvey said she couldn’t find any research proving that breed-specific legislation is successful.
Right. So why are we considering it again?
Susan Thixton asks: Is it ethical for Vets to recommend pet food?
Market Watch has a piece on how one pet food company has taken heed of consumers’ desire for COOL on pet foods. Sounds good. Let’s hope it’s the beginning of a trend.