For nearly 10 months in 2002 and early 2003, a PETA investigator went undercover at an Iams contract testing laboratory and discovered
a company that is suppose to help animals is doing nothing of the sort.
IAMS makes dog and cat food but what they make isn't as important as how they make it. IAMS tests on their animals. To make sure that your dog and cat get the "best" food they cut open their test animals and research how the food affects them. Whats worse then learning that? Learning about the disgusting conditions that the animals live and die in.
What did PETA investigators find? Dogs gone crazy from intense confinement to barren steel cages and cement cells, dogs left piled on a filthy paint-chipped floor after having chunks of muscle hacked from their thighs; dogs surgically debarked; horribly sick dogs and cats languishing in their cages, neglected and left to suffer with no veterinary care.
All this from your seemingly friendly pet food corporation. PETA spoke with Iams and demanded they improve the living conditions for their animals. Iams insured PETA and the public that they would enrich the lives of the animals they had been so brutally mistreating.
Undercover investigators recently went into the factories again so ensure these programs were in place. The investigator saw the "enrichment" that Iam's promised. It was in the form of a single rubber toy in the lonley disgusting kennels, these animals were living and dying in.
Video footage on PETA's iamscuelty.com clearly shows Iams' representatives touring the facility and witnessing dogs’ endless circling in barren cells, sweltering in the summer heat.
This is more then sad. This is UNACCEPTABLE. Animal testing is one problem but animal cruelty quite another thing. These animals don't deserve this. Please to go iamscruelty.com if you would like to know more. There are pictures, video footage and witness accounts of why you and everyone you talk to should BOYCOTT IAMS.
Animals deserve more. Be someone who speaks for those who can't because they are dying in an Iams factory.