It's even worse than that: http://siriusdog.com/rendering-plants-pet-food.htm And I've heard that at a local plant, the animals weren't even all dead. The tough guy who told me that was crying, so I believe him.
On Sat, Oct 13, 2012 at 8:02 AM, Lee Evans <moonsiste...@yahoo.com> wrote: > Yum! It's lunch time here. So glad I'm a vegetarian and don't have to > face a plate of meat after that tidbit of information. But yes, cats do > eat the whole animal and I won't get into the things that they have so > generously given me after they caught a bird or lizard but they don't eat > cows or sheep or pigs or intestines with the crap in them and that's what > commercial by-products are. No one is going to empty and wash out > intestines before adding them to the heap. > > > > Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty > neighbors too! > > > ------------------------------ > *From:* Kathryn Hargreaves <khargrea...@gmail.com> > *To:* firstname.lastname@example.org > *Sent:* Friday, October 12, 2012 4:36 PM > > *Subject:* Re: [Felvtalk] The Price of Cat Food > > They do eat by-products when they eat the whole prey, but they are getting > all the rest, too, which they don't get with just by-products (where the > good stuff has been taken out for human consumption). By-products contain > much less nutrition and are often indigestible. Note that cats also get > some minerals by eating the dirt that's on the animals. Guess that's why > some feral feeders just put the food on the ground. :-) > > That has always surprised me when people report that their cat doesn't eat > the organs, as those (exept for feces-filled intestines) are the most > nutritious things in the prey's body, and also (I've read that) the big > cats eat the organs first and bury the rest of the body for the next day. > > > On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 12:22 PM, <dlg...@windstream.net> wrote: > > While we are on the subject of raw diet, don't they eat some of those > things when they catch a mouse, rabbit or squirrel or bird? The only > things my guys don't eat are the organs, especially intestines. Other > wise, they eat the whole thing. > > > -- ---------------------------- Go Get a Life---Go Get a Shelter Animal! If you can't adopt, then foster "bottle baby" shelter animal, to save their life. Contact your local pound for information. <http://www.laanimalservices.com/volunteer_fostercare.htm> If you can't bottle feed, foster an older animal, to save their life, and to free up cage space. Ask your local animal pound to start saving over 90% of their intake by implementing the No Kill Equation: http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/shelter-reform/no-kill-equation/<http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/> Here's the current growing list of true No Kill communities: http://www.nokillhouston.org/no-kill-shelters-in-north-america/ Legislate better animal pound conditions: http://www.rescue50.org More fun reading: http://www.nokilladvocacycenter.org/shelter-reform/guides/ More fun watching: http://vimeo.com/nokill/videos especially http://vimeo.com/48445902 Local feral cat crisis? See Alley Cat Allies' for how to respond: http://www.alleycat.org/page.aspx?pid=537
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