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Purina allegedly paying to gag consumers who post on social media | PoC

This is a shocking state of affairs.  Although, it is only an allegation in court documents at the moment, this is a widespread claim on behalf of very many plaintiffs in 15 states across the USA against the defendant, Purina.  You may well have heard about this case.  It concerns a list of dog foods that they produce under the label Beneful.  They often use the word “healthy" within the name of the food. Purina Beneful Healthy Weight, Purina Beneful Original, Purina Beneful Incredibites, Purina Beneful Healthy Growth For Puppies, Purina Beneful Healthy Smile, Purina Beneful Healthy Fiesta, Purina Beneful Healthy Radiance and Purina Beneful Playful Life. The food is alleged to be far from healthy because it contains ingredients which are toxic to animals including arsenic, mycotoxins (fungus in grain), lead and industrial grade glycols.  The glycols are chemicals and the FDA forbids their use in food because of possible impurities in the manufacturing process. Purina have

Old People’s Homes Should Accept Pets

Old People’s Homes Should Accept Pets | PoC This is a cross-post and I kindly ask you to click on the link above to see the full article.  The reason why I'm cross-posting is to try and get Google to recognise the existence of this article! I think it is an important point to make that old people's homes should accept pets.  This is because old people are very attached to their pets and sometimes their companion animal is all that they have to keep them going, to get them up in the morning and to give purpose to life. To wrench their animal away from them because they have to go into a residential care home is very distressing for them.  In fact, 5% of elderly people made it clear in a survey that they would rather die than be separated from their companion animal.  When you consider that three-quarters of old people's homes ban pets then you can see that the policy creates a lot of distress. Of course, it will almost certainly require a complete rethink of how r

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