EPA Document Proves Euthanized Dogs and Cats are Rendered


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    furryfriends50
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    “No pet lover in their right mind would ever wish to feed their dog or cat ground up dog and cat. But that is exactly what is happening. Deep within the EPA document ‘Emissions Factors and Policy Applications Center, Chapter 9: Food and Agricultural Industries, Section 9.5 Introduction to Animal & Meat Products Preparation’ is the section 9.5.3 Meat Rendering Plants. The truth is crystal clear.”

    from http://www.truthaboutpetfood.com/articles/epa-document-proves-euthanized-dogs-and-cats-are-rendered.html

    “Meat rendering plants process animal by-product materials for the production of tallow, grease, and high-protein meat and bone meal. Plants that operate in conjunction with animal slaughterhouses or poultry processing plants are called integrated rendering plants. Plants that collect their raw materials from a variety of offsite sources are called independent rendering plants. Independent plants obtain animal by-product materials, including grease, blood, feathers, offal, and entire animal carcasses, from the following sources: butcher shops, supermarkets, restaurants, fast-food chains, poultry processors, slaughterhouses, farms, ranches, feedlots, and animal shelters.”

    http://www.epa.gov/ttn/chief/ap42/ch09/final/c9s05-3.pdf

    #590006
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    Jeankit
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    Ugh, very disturbing…bumping to share…thanks FF50.

    #590007

    How awful!

    #590008
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    Buttercup
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    Gah!!!!!!!!!!!

    I’m feeding my animals Authority at this time and I now plan to switch to raw as soon as I’m able. After I study it more.

    Thanks FF50!

    #590009
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    Jaime
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    Isn’t that how mad cow disease started? Unwittingly (or wittingly) feeding animal “by-products” to cows?

    #590010
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    jcat
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    Yes, it is. Cows were fed animal protein (as indeed they, pigs and sheep still are) including materials from sheep which had scrapie. Scrapie has been around for many hundreds of years and never jumped the species barrier — humans have been eating sheep with scrapie with no problems — but in the UK, in the 1980s, they relaxed the regulations on rendering meat carcasses and eventually it was realised (but still not proven for sure) that the scrapie protein was getting through the rendering and causing mad cow disease in cows and, later still, that it was associated with new variant Creutzfeld Jakob disease in humans who had eaten infected beef.

    Animal protein (though not infective meat and bone meal) is still fed to other animals. I don’t think there would be many cows, sheep and pigs who are not being fed animal protein (i.e. other cows, sheep and pigs). (Though I stand to be corrected — I’m no expert.) This is modern industrialised farming.

    #590011
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    Jaime
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    That’s what I thought, Jcat. Thanks for the information. It’s totally disgusting. It’s the same as if we were fed “rendered” human protein. So gross.

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