I am not a PETA fan, but I received this email this morning and looked into it and found it to be true... just passing on as info... This is the second lousy thing that IAMS has done... ¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤ For Immediate Release: >February 3, 2004 > >Contact: >Allison Ezell (PETA) 757-622-7382, ext. 1460; 757-943-7452 (cellular) >P.J. McKosky 412-370-1998 (cellular) > >LOCAL ACTIVISTS LEAD PROTEST AGAINST IAMS >PETA: Customers Mad Over Dog Deaths for a Bowl of Chow > >Pittsburgh - Wearing striped "prisoner" suits and dog masks and crammed into >small cages to illustrate the misery of animals neglected and killed in >crude "nutrition" tests, members of PETA will protest cat- and dog-food >company Iams: > > > Date: Wednesday, February 4 >Time: 12 noon-1 p.m. > > > Place: Giant Eagle on Murray Avenue in Squirrel Hill > >A recent PETA undercover investigation revealed deplorable conditions at an >Iams contract laboratory. At least 27 dogs were deliberately killed, while >others died of illnesses that went untreated. PETA's investigator found the >following: > > * Dogs and cats confined to small, barren cages, some for up >to six years >* Dogs' vocal cords surgically cut out so that they couldn't bark >* Dogs with untreated ear infections, rotten teeth, and injured paws >from having to balance on metal-slatted cages and lie on cold cement > > * Workers' reports of a live kitten who was washed down a >drain >* Terrified, unsocialized animals cowering in their cages >* Kennels that were stifling in summer and near-freezing in winter >* Dogs being force-fed vegetable oil through tubes inserted down their >throats > >"We're howling mad that Iams is causing misery and death for dogs and cats >while feeding its customers a line of fiction," says Mary Beth Sweetland, >senior vice president of PETA's Research & Investigations Department. "Dogs >and cats shouldn't be forced to suffer for Iams' profits." > >Broadcast-quality footage of animals in an Iams contract laboratory is >available. For more information, please visit PETA's Web site >IamsCruelty.com. ¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤¤ Take is as you will.