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I conducted work experience at a vet clinic last week, but after finding that they sell only Iams/Eukanuba pet food, as well as a myriad of products relating to it (cups, blankets and so on), I decided not to go back, and, at my mother's suggestion, I told the vet clinic truthfully why. In response, I received a rather angry e-mail informing me that I shouldn't believe what I'd heard, and that actually the stories about Iams ever practicing vivisection were discredited rumours. Do you think I've acted foolishly? Do you really think it's all rumours? I'm a little concerned, as I was under the impression that they did indeed practice vivisection, and to be told with certainty that they have never done so makes me question my actions somewhat, and is confusing. Have I made a mistake in leaving on the basis of their selling Iams (which was not the only reason, but the other is unrelated)?<br><br><br><br>
I'm sorry if this made no sense. Thank you for reading!
 

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I'm not sure where you'd look for unbiased proof. Maybe e-mail the company. I would also ask the vet clinic to prove to you that IAMS doesn't test on animals. Since they're criticizing you for believing everything you hear they must have proof to back up their beliefs.
 

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email IAMS. I would have expected a HUGE libel case if they were not practicing vivisection and, having not heard about one continue to believe they are using it (at least to some extent) but the best way to clear that up would be to email the company and ask about it. If they dont do it anymore they will be grateful to have the opportunity to explain that to you.
 

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Emailing IAMS will probably just give you a link back to <a href="http://www.iamstruth.com/" target="_blank">http://www.iamstruth.com/</a><br><br>
You can find their side of the story on that website. They claim: "We do not fund studies that require the loss of life of cats or dogs. We only conduct dog and cat studies that are the veterinary equivalent of nutritional or medical studies acceptable on people, including: urine, feces, blood and immune cell analysis, allergy tests, and skin and muscle biopsies."<br><br><br><br>
The problem is that PETA does have videotaped footage of a lab hired by IAMS to do testing that was performing vivisection. The footage and information is all on PETA's site <a href="http://www.iamscruelty.com/" target="_blank">http://www.iamscruelty.com/</a><br><br>
This was 4 years ago and IAMS claimed that the labratory was acting against their regulations and they fired that lab as soon as they found out.<br><br><br><br>
So I don't know who I'd believe. But what I do KNOW is that IAMS is not a good quality food, and I probably wouldn't trust a vet that was recommending it. IAMS was bought by Proctor and Gamble in 1999 and at that time they changed the formula to use cheaper ingredients including animal byproducts and mystery meat. The Whole Dog Journal rates dog food brands annually and IAMS never makes their list, even when they recommend 50 brands, as was the case in a recent issue.
 

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So I don't know who I'd believe. But what I do KNOW is that IAMS is not a good quality food, and I probably wouldn't trust a vet that was recommending it. IAMS was bought by Proctor and Gamble in 1999 and at that time they changed the formula to use cheaper ingredients including animal byproducts and mystery meat. The Whole Dog Journal rates dog food brands annually and IAMS never makes their list, even when they recommend 50 brands, as was the case in a recent issue.</div>
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Very good point. Any vet that recommends IAMS is misleading their clients into believing that it's a good quality food.
 
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