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Monday, January 09, 2006

76 Dogs Killed So Far

The Diamond Pet Food Company has recalled pet food containing aflatoxin. It only takes a tiny amount of the stuff to kill a healthy dog's liver; and very soon, the dog too. There is no excuse for this.

When I was in charge of packaging engineering at Nabisco, our group included Shredded Wheat, Fleischmann's Margarine, Ortega Mexican Food, and Milkbone (among 17 others). We had a saying that we never, ever wanted to do anything to poison anyone with bad Cream of Wheat, bad Egg Beaters or bad margarine; they would certainly sue us for everthing Nabisco had.

The corollary was that we would never, EVER do anything to hurt a dog with a Milkbone, since THOSE people would not only take the money - they would tar and feather US, too. We made that product to human food standards (with, of course, horse meat and flavors attractive to dogs). They are nutritious enough for a dog to subsist completely on Milkbones. We were also aware that they are eaten by poor people, and of course by children when Mommy isn't watching. So if they fell on the floor, they did not go into the box; just like everything else we made.

"Hurt me, shame on you; hurt my dog... slap leather, podner!"


  • At 12:34 AM, Blogger Stew Magoo said…

    Damn, just damn.

  • At 11:46 PM, Blogger Greg Finnegan said…

    I got nothing against Kennedy's dog. But to get Teddy to get the dog food down, you'd have to mix it with a little vermouth and some ice.

  • At 11:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Kennedy writing a book come on.



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