Here’s more spin control from The Pet Food Institute. It’s clearly aimed at pulling the wool over the public’s eyes.
Line by line breakdown after the jump. It’s *snark* time. Again.
Them: …issued the following facts about the current concerns over pet food following the deaths of 16 pets.
Us: We would have settled for “deaths of more than 16 pets.” Two words that acknowledge the severity of our pain. We’re saving the better snark for later.
Them: The pet food industry and the [FDA] have worked closely together since the very first reports occurred about possible adulteration in pet foods.
Us: Not true. Menu Foods, by their own account provided bad information to pet parents for at least a week. Perhaps you are suffering from acute recall failure.
Them: …and work to ensure that it never happens again.
Us: We’ve scoured the Web and we’ve read nothing that would indicate any real change in the way the industry would do business (with some exceptions).
Them: …if only one pet dies, then it’s one death too many.
Us: Then stop testing on pets. Try the food yourself.
Them: Consumers can buy with confidence the pet food that is for sale on shelves today.
Us: Isn’t the FDA still investigating who else might have used the toxic wheat? Do you want more dead customers?
Them: …pet food industry and FDA regulators are doing everything humanly possible to ensure that it doesn’t happen again.
Us: For real? You serious? Please do tell us what you are doing other than writing stuff like this.
Them: [The Pet Food Institute] is a clearinghouse for information about the current recall.
Us: Itchmo laughs in your face. If we wanted crappy propaganda, we’d move to Cuba.