Oh good, we got your attention. We all want a year’s supply of Diamond Naturals Pet Food, right? (Note our sarcasm.) Because we all have so quickly forgotten about the dog and cat food recalls and our innocent cats and dogs who were victims.
Well, some pet food manufacturers think that we have forgotten — or want to make us forget. And they have moved on from worrying about if their pet food is safe and instead are focusing on dog essay contests. Diamond Pet Foods is seeking nominations for its second annual “Labor Dog” contest, which will recognize working dogs that make a difference in the everyday lives of Americans.
Your prize for a winning entry? A year’s free supply of dog food.
It seems too quick to get back to business as usual. We’d rather hear that Diamond is helping people with their veterinary bills or starting a program to help people overcome their grief and anger. We’d prefer that the prize isn’t dog food, but some more compassion and understanding.
More on the contest after the jump.
From the press release:
For a chance to win a free bag of Diamond Naturals each month for one year, dog owners are encouraged to submit an essay explaining how their canine companion has made a difference through its work in the home or community. Winners will be announced the week prior to Labor Day.
To enter, dog owners or handlers must submit an essay of 500 words or less that answers the question, “How does your working dog contribute to your home and/or community?” Essays must be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org as an attached word document or PDF file. Complete contest rules are available at http://www.diamondpet.com/. No purchase is necessary. Void where prohibited.
All entries must be received by 11:59 p.m., Central Daylight Time on Aug. 6, 2007.
Diamond Pet Foods will select five essays and award those contestants a 40-pound bag of Diamond Naturals each month for a year.