VEGAN PETFOOD MYTHS DEBUNKED.

Many do not realise there ARE VEGAN PETFOODS ! so let us debunk that myth at once for starters lol.as at 10th June 2018...VEGAN CAT AND DOG AND FERRET PETFOODS have existed for YEARS !

EEEK ! news to many hey ! now COMMERCIAL vegan dog and cat foods have been provided for decades even now. The major Petfood suppliers like Royal Canin have been doing a Vegan Petfood for years ! for pets who got SICK on animal content foods ! another term  often for these plant based pet foods has been hypoallergenic. Dalmations, Pancreas sick dogs...all sorts of allergies to animal content pets have been fed plant based pet foods for years. Living long lives after the change much healthier than they had been on non vegan. Then the Organic high quality gmo free Vegan petfoods arrived.

BEFORE THAT ? even now…peasant hunting high energy dogs such as Laikas ( Laikas are a much more extreme breed of primitive dog than huskies that people parade around with on leads as unsafe off leads in urban not natural to them environments btw) were fed VEGGIE SLOPS always as STANDARD as MEAT was considered too EXPENSIVE to waste on dogs lol. Cats ? people did not buy cats any PETFOOD lol...humans did not feed any of the invasive species to UK and USA and Australia etc cats petfoods ! that is unnatural...for humans to feed other animals than humans !

THIS and others like her..are who we are talking about now btw…Christmas, a turkey hen born bred by HUMANS to suffer and be killed. For what ? for whom ? her life ? how MANY of her for 1 "pet" ?

Petfoods. Cat Dog Ferret Petfood issues and supplies of Vegan Petfood. 10th June 2018. 

Word Document link: Vegan Petfoods for Dogs Cats Ferrets.

The average non vegan human  over a lifetime consumes about 22 thousand animals for food.  Dogs and cats have much shorter lives…but still if fed non vegan can cause the deaths of thousands of animals each, most of which are decisions that humans make for them nothing to do with any choice of theirs since they have no choices about where they live go out etc.

How 1 pet fed vegan can save the lives of 3000 animals over  it’s lifetime if not fed RAW

or 900 animals if not fed standard non vegan but 80 percent veggies and 20 percent animal flesh kibble or wetfood.

COMMON MYTHS DEBUNKED explained about Vegan Petfoods: see below in file doc.

Here are some hard facts. And please someone explain if possible …why a so called VEGAN would believe in defiance of the world vet organisations advice…that feeding as some boast they do…RAW to their dogs and cats is ethically justifiable ? or even nutritionally justifiable ? well that last question should be addressed not to me I suggest but the world vet organisations who make such strong criticisms of all raw petfood diets !

In short…3000 animals over the lifetime of 1 PET would be killed to feed RAW.  USING the provided link  on quantities etc to feed an average pet by the raw petfood promoters websites clearly publically visible.

900 animals bred and killed  to feed a pet if fed the 80 percent veggies and 20 percent flesh or crap ground bones content kibble and wet non vegan standard foods.

Can any “vegan” explain how this can be justified morally ? It is HUMANS who make the decisions…about everything about the life of a PET…where they live…how they live…what they eat…so ? explain how one can call oneself VEGAN if one is choosing to take the lives of so many animals for just 1 PET animal that has been proven to have no need to live off other animals’ lives ?

I am an accountant. Numbers matter to me. I see no logic in killing an animal to feed another animal when I know that is not necessary…let alone thousands of animals over 1 pet’s lifetime.

Some more WORLD VET ORGANISATIONS views links and quotes provided in file attached doc.

If I had found any making statements AGAINST VEGAN DIETS I would have included those links…they have had PLENTY TIME to have done so by now.

And not all links to informations found but many hereI  listed also…

http://vegan-information.com/Vegan_Dogs_and_Cats.html

I and many do not call ourselves VEGANS unless we practice the principles of veganism…which includes not feeding our “PETS” non vegan as that means causing the deaths of other animals unnecessarily. Breeding animals or paying someone to breed them is not vegan. Paying someone for the products of animals is not Vegan. Non vegan petfood involves BREEDING animals and KILLING MORE than 1 of them for 1 “Pet”. Being VEGAN means causing the LEAST harm possible. Meaning numbers killed matter.

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100 percent Vegan and 100 percent British dog and cat and ferret vegan petfoods that have passed petfood standard requirements.


 

Benevo Organic.

https://www.veggiepets.com/



Great news is the Benevo is now being offered to the range in Canada !


 

6 Main 100 percent Vegan Company Manufacturers....EVOLUTION (USA) AMI (Italy) BENEVO (Britain) V-DOG (USA) KETUN (USA) as at end of 2017. Veggieanimals (Spain)


 

KIBBLES/Wet Tinned ready made commercial petfood...NO SUPPLEMENTS needed other than occasional Dental cleaning Plaque off and / or Dorwest Seaweeds.


 

only 1 manufacturer however does specific for KITTENS kibble/wetfood...EVOLUTION of the USA


 

http://vegan-information.com/Vegan_Cat_and_Dog_Food_Brands_and_Suppliers_Worldwide.xlsx

 summary of who does dog, cat, puppy or kitten commercial food.


 

Evolution Diet - http://www.petfoodshop.com

 ADULT CATS, ADULT DOGS, PUPPIES, KITTENS (USA)


 

V-Dog - https://v-dog.com

 ADULT DOGS


 

Ami - http://www.amipetfood.com/en

 ADULT CATS AND ADULT DOGS and PUPPIES (ITALY)


 

Benevo - http://www.benevo.com

 ADULT DOGS AND CATS and PUPPIES. (not kittens) (Britain)


 

Ketun - http://ketunpet.com/

 ADULT DOGS and PUPPIES USA online sales.


 

Veggieanimals - https://www.veggieanimals.com/

 ADULT CATS AND ADULT DOGS...SPAIN ! distributors/sellers in SPAIN and online sales.


 

Vegan Brands of Cat and Dog Foods Simple Product List According to Category of Companion Animal. https://www.compassioncircle.com/ does ALL lifestages for HOME MADE with RECIPES. Adult and Young Dogs and Cats.


 

Brand Name Origin Website Link


 

1 Ami Italy http://www.amipetfood.com/en


 

2 V-Dog USA https://v-dog.com


 

3 Evolution USA http://www.petfoodshop.com/


 

4 Benevo Britain http://www.benevo.com


 

5 Ketun USA http://ketunpet.com/


 

6 Veggieanimals Spain https://www.veggieanimals.com/


 

ADULT DOGS:


 

1 Ami Italy http://www.amipetfood.com/en


 

2 V-Dog USA https://v-dog.com


 

3 Evolution USA http://www.petfoodshop.com/


 

4 Benevo Britain http://www.benevo.com


 

5 Ketun USA http://ketunpet.com/


 

6 Veggieanimals Spain https://www.veggieanimals.com/


 

PUPPIES:


 

1 Ami Italy http://www.amipetfood.com/en


 

2 Evolution USA http://www.petfoodshop.com/


 

3 Benevo Britain http://www.benevo.com


 

4 Ketun USA http://ketunpet.com/


 

ADULT CATS:


 

1 Ami Italy http://www.amipetfood.com/en


 

2 Evolution USA http://www.petfoodshop.com/


 

3 Benevo Britain http://www.benevo.com


 

4 Veggieanimals Spain https://www.veggieanimals.com/


 

KITTENS:


 

1 Evolution USA http://www.petfoodshop.com/


 

(Evolution not found on sale in Europe 2018)

FERRETS:

Evolution of the USA produces vegan petfoods suitable for ferrets.

AMI of Italy also produces vegan petfoods suitable for ferrets.

Compassion Circle, Vegepets provide the supplements and home made recipes suitable for ferrets.

Links to the companies / suppliers already provided in the cat/dog/puppy/kitten links above and easy to contact the vets suppliers of the foods contact details on the links of their websites  to ask more details. Things change over time…more may provide or state suitable later or cease doing their products companies get taken over etc etc reasons.  As pet ownership declines..as is the objective of a truly vegan world…there will one day in the ideal be NO “petfood” suppliers.


 

SUPPLEMENTS FOR HOME MADE COMPANION ANIMAL FOODS


 

Vegedog https://www.compassioncircle.com/


 

Vegecat https://www.compassioncircle.com/


 

VEGEPUP for PUPPIES https://www.compassioncircle.com/


 

Vegekit™ https://www.compassioncircle.com/

is a supplement used by caretakers to cook nutritionally complete home-made meals for kittens and pregnant/lactating cats.


 

Vegecat™ https://www.compassioncircle.com/

 is a supplement used by caretakers to cook nutritionally complete home-made meals for their cats. Adding Vegecat™ ensures that the home-made cat food contains all of the essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals.


 

Kittens. http://mail.vegepet.com/vegetarian_cats/vegekit_for_kittens.html


 

Kittens (up to 12 months old) need ­Vegekit™ supplement, formulated for growth.


 

Vegecat™ or Vegecat phi™? http://mail.vegepet.com/vegetarian_cats/vegecat_kibblemix.html


 

Most adult cats thrive on Vegecat™. Furthermore, Vegecat™ is the preferred product for older cats with weaker kidneys, unless they have a known urinary issue, in which case Vegecat phi™ would be a better option.

ps the favorite home made recipy using Compassion Circle vegeyeast, vegedog and green mush supplements now available from uk veggiepets is the lentils recipy. darned expensive to buy ORGANIC LENTILS from wholefoods uk is my only gripe ! 4. Lentil
2-1/2 DAYS FOOD

Protein 29% • Fat 8.5% • Calories 2962

10-1/4 cups of cooked lentils (2kg/2.4L). Start with
3-1/2 cups uncooked lentils (700g).
2-2/3 tbsp. VegeYeast or yeast powder (24g)
3-1/2 tbsp. sunflower oil (49g/52mL)
2-1/2 tbsp. ground flaxseed (17.5g)
4-1/2 tsp. Vegedog™ (20g)
1/3 tsp. salt (1.4g) OR 1/2 tbsp. soy sauce (10g/7.4mL)</span line-height: 20px>
Optional: Seasonings such as parsley, basil, spirulina, Green Mush,™ AND/OR up to 1 cup steamed or chopped veggies (150g).

Soak lentils in cold water for two hours. Drain, cover with water, and cook until soft, or sprout for one day. Sprouted lentils need to be broken up in a food processor or blender for dogs. Drain before using. ps grind flaxseed/linseed FRESH and use at once as once ground and in contact with air goes off and loses omegas. I do not understand why wholefoods sell "ground" linseed ...made a mistake and now buy the seeds themselves.Manage

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COMMON MYTHS DEBUNKED explained about Vegan Petfoods:

Some people feel it is OK even FINE to feed their pet dog or cat RAW FLESH BARF often called diets or NON VEGAN commercial petfoods (which btw are 80 percent veggies on average only 20 percent cancerous etc animal flesh or ground up bones content called meal) because people believe that only BYPRODUCTS of animals killed for HUMAN consumption or leather carseats etc etc are used in petfoods such as ground up beaks, feet, cancerous bone marrow, offal that actually can have the highest concentration of cancerous flesh as that is where toxins are dealt with in such animal organs…etc etc

I  provide some figures...to again say it is a myth to believe only byproducts of animals bred and killed primarily for humans is only in petfood or mainly in petfood. even if this were true...by paying the huge money those products make the businesses it supports that killing business and makes the human meat therefore cheaper so actually supporting bigtime the animal agriculture breeding and killing animals industries...these by products are not given FREE to the petfood industry ! they make the animal agriculture business big money ! makes it easier to sell the HUMAN grade dead flesh !  logical.

However....it is a myth to think animals are not bred specifically in huge numbers of millions just for uk petfoods specifically. i give now...the figure of the least common animal to show how many are killed...it is easily verifiable...and i was in this industry...rabbits...300 thousand per year are bred and killed for uk petfood consumption alone. fact. 300 000. think about it. huge numbers. are those the only animals ? ooh no. lambs cows chickens etc are also bred specifically for petfood sales in the uk. here are some more figures and names...and i do not say boycott the few i do name because they are the tip of the iceberg of Animals killed for UK Petfoods.

300 000 rabbits per year and those are the least common petfood animal used hey.

According to commercial suppliers, the raw food market has exploded in the last three to four years.

22 per cent year-on-year growth

Quote from a June 2018 public website of a petfood uk supplier…”Our recipes are made from a single British meat source (lamb, beef, chicken, turkey, venison or rabbit), fresh chicken bone (except for our chicken-free recipe), fresh organ meat, seasonal, fresh vegetables and herbs. There is absolutely nothing else in there.

The Turkey range details:

Our food contains nothing but the finest, freshest, human grade ingredients. 80% raw meat and bone, 20%”

NO BYPRODUCTS NO OFFAL PURE MEAT OF HUMAN GRADE. bred to be killed for petfood.

https://www.cotswoldraw.com/active-80-20/Turkey-sausage-active-500g

82 per cent of beef and 65 per cent of lamb. And 20 per cent of the raw materials used in UK pet-food production come from outside the UK.

Burns a uk petood producer of kibbles etc…raises ALL the chickens bred and killed specifically for petfood on their farm and buy in MORE chickens lamb beef etc specifically for petfood. Clear on their website. however others use also specifically bred to be killed for petfood animals. do NOT be comforted by MYTHS when facts are there to show the truths is what i say finally on this matter of "comforting lies" spread around to make people feel better about feeding pets non vegan. It is as bad as the "comforting lies" non vegans tell themselves about "happy cows" labels seen again i add today in Tesco wrexham...HAPPY COWS ...for cheese dairy adverts. huge banners. not mentioning yearly taking babies away and killing them.


 

Veterinary associations such as the American Veterinary Medical Association, British Veterinary Association and Canadian Veterinary Medical Association have warned of the animal and public health risk that could arise from feeding raw meat to pets and have stated that there is no scientific evidence to support the claimed benefits of raw feeding.NONE have made such statements against VEGAN PETFOODS which pass the aafco nutrients standards and often exceed them and have never had a recall unlike non vegan petfoods often have.

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Other MYTHS ?

1. That Vegan Petfoods have not passed any valid nutrition for pets standards Myth.

  1. 1No world vet organisation has made any statements AGAINST vegan diets for pets. ALL have made statements AGAINST RAW FLESH FED DIETS for pets.

       1.2  No vegan  petfoods on the market have had any RECALLS. PLENTY non vegan and raw flesh petfoods have had recalls. Too many to list all the links of here now.

2. Cats will die on vegan diets myth. Cats have lived YEARS on vegan diets already to date…thousands of them. It is logical that if nutrition were inadequate serious problems would manifest themselves fast…some of course take years to develop like cancers for example but since non vegan fed pets get cancers etc often due to their petfoods people know since many toxins and cancerous animal parts are in non vegan petfoods …how come no balanced diets vegan cats have been dying en masse  proven to be due to their vegan diets ?

3. Surviving is not Thriving myth. The idea that cats or dogs are simply surviving but not as energetic or healthy as they should be on vegan diets is a myth. Vet tests exist …cat and dog owners can do urine tests and blood tests which show no issues with known health problems that such tests are designed to show.  Plenty videos of hyper active dogs and cats around to see them running and energetic with shiney coats etc on their vegan diets.

4. Myth that no scientific evidence exits to support vegan petfoods. 1stly. Petfoods have to pass standards to be allowed to be sold generally. These commercial sold vegan petfoods HAVE passed these standards. 2ndly. Highly qualified scientists and vets have published articles based on studies for both dogs and cats…the working huskeys example being imho the most impressive…the vegan fed working huskies had better health tests than the non vegan fed ones. Cats too were scientifically tested and positive results too. Links to such studies easily findable on the links page provided.

5. Pets do not cause the deaths for their non vegan petfoods of any other animals myth debunked…how MANY deaths do their non vegan diets actually cause over their lifetimes ?  Besides the killed by  invasive not natural domestic cat species outside hunting 30 percent of the birds etc wildlife numbers reduction caused…

Here are some hard facts. And please someone explain …why a so called VEGAN believes in defiance of the world vet organisations advice…that feeding as some boast they do…RAW to their dogs and cats is ethically justifiable ? or even nutritionally justifiable ? well that last question should be addressed not to me I suggest but the world vet organisations who make such strong criticisms of all raw petfood diets !

In short…3000 animals over the lifetime of 1 PET would be killed to feed RAW.

900 animals bred and killed if fed the 80 percent veggies and 20 percent flesh or crap ground bones content kibble and wet non vegan standard foods.

The UK has under 20 million pet dogs and cats in total so to feed those for their lifetimes would mean breeding and killing 60 billion animals if fed RAW/BARF over 15 years total lifetimes. 4 billion animals per year if all fed RAW. 3000 animals eaten per 1 pet 15 year lifetime if fed RAW. 200 animals per pet per year if fed RAW.

Compared to 18 billion animals if they were all fed only 30 percent flesh based kibble for their 15 year lifetimes. 1 billion per year on mix kibble. 60 animals per pet per year on mix kibble.

The USA has about 200 million pet dogs and cats in total so to feed those for their lifetimes would mean breeding and killing 600 billion animals if fed RAW/BARF over 15 years. 40 billion animals per year if all fed RAW. 3000 animals eaten per 1 pet lifetime if fed RAW.  200 animals per pet per year if fed RAW.

Compared to 180 billion animals if they were all fed only 30 percent flesh based kibble for their 15 year lifetimes. 12 billion per year on mix kibble. 60 animals per pet per year.

The average non vegan kibble petfood is about 30 percent dead animal content...so ? assuming 80 percent of pets (160 million pets) are fed kibble not RAW that means ? less dead other animals killed to feed pets compared to RAW feeding...would be maybe 144 BILLION ANIMALS BRED and killed to feed the kibble fed PETS in the USA and if 20 percent of the 200 million pets (40 million pets) are fed RAW an additional 120 BILLION ANIMALS BRED and killed to feed the RAW FED PETS in the USA over a 15 year period/lifetime of the 200 million usa pets dogs and cats.

Total currently being therefore 264 BILLION ANIMALS BRED AND KILLED to feed 200 million current level of home owned USA PET OWNED DOGS AND CATS. Based on 20 percent fed RAW and 80 percent fed KIBBLE mix. (over average pets lifetimes of 15 years basis) 18 billion animals per year. (200 animals per year on RAW/BARF per pet and 60 animals per year on 30 percent flesh kibble per pet)

Britain PETFOOD deaths of other animals involved based on the same split of kibble / RAW fed as 80/20 would mean the 20 million current levels of British Pet dogs and cats on average currently cause the breeding and killing of  26 BILLION animals size/weight of rabbits/chickens over their average pet lifetime of 15 years basis. 2 billion animals per year. RAW pet consumes 3000 animals Kibble fed pet consumes 900 in a pet lifetime.

Average number of Killed for pet food animals in an average 15 year lifetime for a RAW fed pet is 3000 animals(200 animals per year)...and for a Kibble mix fed pet is 900 (60 animals per year). Based on rabbit/chicken sized animals. (If fish many more lives of course) but lets stick with general averages based on rabbits and chickens common petfood animals.

6. Pets are part of a natural ecosystem myth.  Now I do not think most sane people actually believe that pets are part of the ecosystem..natural…but just in case ! I remind us…that humans have bred pets as they have bred farm breed animals to design of what HUMANS wanted not a natural evolution process to arrive at the peculiar squashed faced short legs long haired or short haired ears this and that aspects of dogs and cats ! Farm animals like pigs bear only passing resemblance to a wild hog ! and like our pet dogs and cats look and walk etc totally differently. Cats are an invasive species In Europe and the USA and Australia…the DOMESTIC cat species that is…who cause at LEAST proven 30 percent reduction of REAL WILDLIFE !  African domestic dogs cause devastating illnesses and reductions to the real wild canine species by transmiting diseases to them. Etc etc.

What is the EFFECT on MEAT PRODUCTION caused by PETS fed non vegan ? minimal you think ? think again. MASSIVE !

Here is the scientific analysis of what that huge quantity of animal production by HUMANS is for PETFOODS that are non vegan…

And using COMMON SENSE…think about it…350 million humans in the USA…and 200 million dogs and cats. Dogs and cats need HIGHER protein levels in their food than humans despite their smaller sizes. So ? obviously if getting their protein from  bred to be killed animal flesh they are HUGE meat consumers causing deaths of many bred by humans to be killed animals.

How many animals does 1 cat or dog cause the deaths of in a lifetime if fed non vegan ? if fed RAW then about

Cats, dogs responsible for up to 30% of meat environmental impact in US

During his research – which was published in the journal PLOS One – Okin discovered that cats and dogs are responsible for 25 to 30 percent of the environmental impact of meat consumption in the United States. Alison Hewitt writes for UCLA:

If Americans' 163 million Fidos and Felixes comprised a separate country, their fluffy nation would rank fifth in global meat consumption, Okin calculated, behind only Russia, Brazil, the United States and China. And it all has to go somewhere – America's pets produce about 5.1 million tons of feces in a year, as much as 90 million Americans. If all that were thrown in the trash, it would rival the total trash production of Massachusetts – from the humans, at least.

As we've written about extensively, meat requires more energy, land and water to produce than that required by a plant-based diet. Okin cites previous studies that found that the American diet "produces the equivalent of 260 million tons of carbon dioxide from livestock production. By calculating and comparing how much meat 163 million cats and dogs eat compared to 321 million Americans, Okin determined how many tons of greenhouse gases are tied to pet food," notes Hewitt.

In his research, Okin found that American cats and dogs consume a surprising 19 percent as many calories as do American people – our pets eat the same amount of calories as the entire population of France eats in a year. And since cats and dogs don't eat salad and fries – but mostly meat – they eat about 25 percent of the total calories that comes from animals in the U.S.

One of the more interesting takeaways, for me at least, is what this could mean for pet food. Traditionally there have been a lot of bits and pieces in pet food that humans would not eat – but as pet pampering reaches astronomical proportions, people are increasingly buying premium pet foods comprised of quality meat suitable for human consumption. Although it's easy to anthropomorphize our pets and think that nothing short of human-grade meat is acceptable for them, a switch in that thinking would make an impact.

"A dog doesn't need to eat steak," Okin says. "A dog can eat things a human sincerely can't. So what if we could turn some of that pet food into people chow?"

Okin says that if 25 percent of the meat in pet food was eaten by humans instead, it would be around the same amount of meat consumed by 26 million Americans.

7.  VEGAN CATS get MORE UTI/Urinary/Crystals/Kidney diseases than Non Vegan cats Myth.

This particular myth is based on hearsay not facts. Like all myths..we humans parrotlike repeat a 1 liner statement as if it "proves" what we are saying. It does not. Not without PROOF scientifically.

UTI/URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS/URINARY CRYSTALS/KIDNEY URINARY HEALTH PROBLEMS IN THE CAT SPECIES Links Provided in the Laura Martino thread  June 14 at 2:03pm Cat species UTI  scientific links to facts. LINK TO PAGE .... here.

Extracts of relevant details also on that thread of importance to read and understand. Helpful to SHARE in FILES the thread link also where many made good comments for understanding and help to the cat. Neutered young male rescue being fed non vegan and uncontrolled non vegan treats with UTI problems issue.

Summary conclusions are:

1. Real WILD big cat species have 74% Renal Lesions showing Urinary Tract Health problems. Flesh raw based diets.

2. NON VEGAN raw or part flesh based fed DOMESTIC CATS have 23% average of Urinary/Kideny health problems. Crystals being the most commonly referred to problem.

3. VEGAN CATS on 100% plant based diets have max 15% Urinary/Kidney health problems. Based on research done on thousands of subjects scientifically.

4. Male and specifically NEUTERED tomcats have the highest risk Urinary/kidney/Crystals health problems. 

ALL conclusions links to supporting references on this page. LOADS of links to scientific supporting real facts and figures.

APPENDICES:

  1. Links to RECALLS of non vegan petfoods…too numerous to list here but easily findable on the web. UK, USA everywhere. RAW TREATS also recently in the UK. 

Non vegan standard 80 percent veggies and 20 percent flesh based kibbles and wetfoods have been subject to many recalls in the petfood industry. NONE of the vegan petfoods have.

RAW flesh based petfoods have also been subject to many recalls.

NO VEGAN petfoods in all these years have ever been subject to any recalls.

https://petsci.co.uk/tag/pet-food/ and guess what ? the tests done proved 10 out of 12 of so called devoid of animal products hypoallergenic petfoods had the very animal products in them that were giving the pets allergies ! There are so many cases...official and unofficial of such health problems caused not just by recalls but poor non vegan ingredients. https://www.pets4homes.co.uk/pet-advice/will-changing-my-dogs-food-stop-their-itching.html "The Study's Findings: The study was carried out by veterinary nutritionists at the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, Massachusetts and they found that many of the claims made by pet food manufacturers could not be substantiated.  In fact, researchers found that many of the pet foods claiming to promote healthier skin and coat conditions contained ingredients that were known to be the triggers of many skin disorders seen in dogs and which were typically caused by CARFs. Vets have found the foods that tend to be the triggers include the following: Beef, Dairy, Wheat, Egg, Chicken" LAMB is a common Epilepsy trigger also.

Oh just 2 extras for CATS…COWS MILK..ANY ANIMALS MILK is BAD FOR CATS. I really am not listing all the expert easy to find references on this.

AND FISH is BAD FOR CATS. I am not listing again the MANY expert references on this.

THEY EXIST ! so MANY NON VEGAN CATFOODS contain FISH and DAIRY is given to cats hey. Just one excerpt then…

“Why Fish is Dangerous for Cats

by Jean Hofve DVM •  

A lot of cats have learned to love fish, but it’s not a natural feline food; and it’s really not a good idea to feed it to your cat. Why not? Because it is simply not safe to feed fish to cats (and humans should be very careful about eating it themselves, and especially about feeding it to their children!). Here’s why:

Quality

Most fish used in canned pet foods comes from the decaying leftovers of the seafood industry around the world. It is a mishmash that’s high in phosphorus and magnesium, which can be a serious problem in cats with a history of urinary tract disorders or kidney disease. In practice, I have seen many cats develop urinary tract infections and blockages if they eat fish—even canned tuna. After I shared one meal of halibut with my three cats, within hours two of them had urinary tract flare-ups, and by 6 a.m. I had my boy kitty on the surgery table while I inserted a catheter. It’s even worse if, as is most common, the fish are simply ground up, bones and all. Excess phosphorus is dangerous for kitties with kidney disfunction; there is as much phosphorus as calcium in bones.

Feline-Specific Concerns

  1. Links to scientific studies published on vegan petfoods…not all listed here more do exist in various languages so I just put some of the English language ones here as examples.

Most vegan cat owners have done blood tests and urine tests on their vegan cats. Cats as a species are prone to different specific health problems…UTI (urinary crystals) ad Kidney problems being the most prevalent different to Dogs, Canines. It has been proven scientifically several times by research that WILD CATS like lions tigers etc based on AUTOPSIES post mortums have 74 percent evidence of UTI/Kidney health problems and those as we know live on flesh diets. These health problems are NOT simply as some raw feeders claim caused by modern commercial petfood diets. They are primarily a genetic weakness of the cat species, that domestic cats fed raw diets also get urinary crystals etc is also a fact.

HERE IS 1 OF SEVERAL scientific studies based on Autopsies at end of lives of Wild Species Cats Lions etc...links one research of the wild cat lions tested on autopsies to have 74 percent uti and kidney health problems on their of course flesh diets lol...STOP ! HALT ! "Renal lesions were present in 52 cats (74%)" so contrary to claims of domestic cat RAW feeding advisors...the CAT SPECIES on Raw diets has a HUGE problem with uti and kidneys on flesh diets. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0300985810382089 STOP ! too much info. SIMPLE IS...IT IS ABOUT NUMBERS...HOW MANY ? will I harm or kill or be the cause of harming and killing ? ...do the LEAST harm possible to live morally or if one wants a word like "vegan" label.

Most vegan dog owners also have regular vet health tests done on their dogs. Less important than for cats as not a canine species high weakness but possible are urinary simple tests done but also blood tests.  

Some scientific studies...suggest whilst useful to do more studies and monitoring...there are studies ! listed here..

CATS:

.http://www.vegepets.info/diets/veg-feline.html#a-population-study 

1. quote..."Based on his experiences with thousands of vegan cats Gillen (2003) states that 85-90% of vegetarian cats do not require attention to dietary content; however, for the remaining 10-15%, urinary pH and dietary magnesium concentrations (see following) require monitoring" .

2. Wakefield LA, Shofer FS, MIchel KE. Evaluation of cats fed vegetarian diets and attitudes of their caregivers. J Amer Vet Med Assoc 2006; 229(1): 70-73.

3. Leon A, Bain SA, Levick WR. Hypokalaemic episodic polymyopathy in cats fed a vegetarian diet. Aust Vet J 1992; 69(10): 249-254.

4. Eric Weisman, Evolution Diet CEO (2004) stated, “We have ten to twenty thousand healthy and long living dogs, cats and ferrets living on the Evolution Diet

5. In 2006 veterinarians Dr Lorelei Wakefield and colleagues published the following study comparing the health status of 34 cats maintained on vegetarian diets, and 52 maintained on conventional diets, for at least one year. No significant differences existed in age, sex, body condition, housing, or perceived health status between the two groups. Most of the caregivers in both groups described their cats as healthy or generally healthy. To my knowledge, this is the only study published to date of the health status of cats maintained on nutritionally sound vegetarian diets.

6. Little Tyke Lioness quoted example BIRTH 2 Sep 1946
Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, USA
DEATH 20 Jul 1955 (aged 8)
Auburn, King County, Washington, USA
BURIAL
Pet Haven Cemetery
Kent, King County, Washington, USA
MEMORIAL ID 79765238 · View Source https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/79765238/little_tyke-westbeau

DOGS:

http://www.vegepets.info/diets/veg-canine.html#references

  1. Sprint-racing huskies
    Very few dogs have greater energy needs than sprint-racing huskies. Accordingly, a 2009 study published in the British Journal of Nutrition compared the health, and in particular, the haematological parameters (focusing on red blood cell counts) of six such dogs with six others maintained on a commercial meat-based diet for 16 weeks, including 10 weeks of competitive racing. Haematology results for all dogs were within the normal range throughout the study and the consulting veterinarian assessed all dogs to be in excellent physical condition. No dogs developed anaemia. On the contrary, red blood cell counts and haemoglobin values increased significantly over time in both groups.

Brown WY et al. An experimental meat-free diet maintained haematological characteristics in sprint-racing sled dogs. Brit J Nutr 2009; 102: 1318–1323.
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A dog’s nutrient requirements can theoretically be met from a properly balanced meat-free diet; however, proof for this is lacking. Exercise places additional demands on the body, and dogs fed a meat-free diet may be at increased risk of developing sports anaemia. We hypothesised that exercising dogs would remain in good health and not develop anaemia when fed a nutritionally balanced meat-free diet. To this end, twelve sprint-racing Siberian huskies were fed either a commercial diet recommended for active dogs (n 6), or a meat-free diet formulated to the same nutrient specifications (n 6). The commercial diet contained 43% poultry meal, whereas soyabean meal and maize gluten made up 43% of the meat-free diet, as the main protein ingredients. Dogs were fed these diets as their sole nutrient intake for 16 weeks, including 10 weeks of competitive racing. Blood samples were collected at weeks 0, 3, 8 and 16, and veterinary health checks were conducted at weeks 0, 8 and 16. Haematology results for all dogs, irrespective of diet, were within normal range throughout the study and the consulting veterinarian assessed all dogs to be in excellent physical condition. No dogs in the present study developed anaemia. On the contrary, erythrocyte counts and Hb values increased significantly over time (P,0·01) in both groups of dogs. The present study is the first to demonstrate that a carefully balanced meat-free diet can maintain normal haematological values in exercising dogs.

  1. There appeared to be a distinct advantage to being a vegan or vegetarian for a larger percentage of one's life—all of the percentages in Figure 1 are greater than for the entire surveyed population.

    There also appeared to be a slight health advantage for veganism compared to vegetarianism although this was not tested for statistical significance: 82% of dogs who had been vegan for five years or more were considered to be in good to excellent health, while only 77% of dogs who had been vegetarian for five years or more were considered to be in good to excellent health.

In 1994 People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) conducted a systematic survey of the health of 300 vegetarian dogs sourced from 33 US states and Canada via PETA’s newsletter (PETA 1994). Dogs ranged in age from young puppies to 19 years old. 88.7% (266/300) were spayed or castrated, and, of those who were not, 22 were male and 12 female. 52.7% (158/300) were female and 47.3% (142/300) male. 55.7% (167/300) were mixed breeds and 44.3% (133/300) were purebred, with a wide range of breeds represented, although a larger number of terriers (22), retrievers (22), beagles (7), and dobermans (6) were present. 65.3% (196/300) were vegan (pure vegetarian—diets exclude eggs, milk and other animal products), with the remaining 34.7% (104/300) simply vegetarian (i.e., ovo-lacto-vegetarians).

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5035952/

makes reference to 4 scientific studies on vegan dogs…

“This article comprehensively reviews the evidence published to date from four studies that have examined the nutritional adequacy of vegetarian diets for cats and dogs. To obtain additional information, we surveyed 12 pet food companies detailed in the most recent study. We also examined the nutritional soundness of meat-based companion-animal diets, and reviewed the evidence concerning the health status of vegetarian, carnivorous and omnivorous companion animals. Both cats and dogs may thrive on vegetarian diets, but these must be nutritionally complete and reasonably balanced. Owners should also regularly monitor urinary acidity, and should correct urinary alkalinisation through appropriate dietary additives, if necessary.”

  1. Some more WORLD VET ORGANISATIONS views links and quotes.

If I had found any making statements AGAINST VEGAN DIETS I would have included those links…they have had PLENTY TIME to have done so by now.

This  world top nutritional organisation https://www.canadianveterinarians.net/science-knowledge/cvj-current-issue#.UT4qgFcZQwc  Department of Veterinary Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N1 (Schlesinger); Calgary Animal Referral and Emergency Centre, 7140–12th St SE, Calgary, Alberta T2H 2Y4 (Schlesinger, Joffe) did a report on RAW diets ! and concluded ? not recommended ! like the already provided by me vet top organisations that conclude overall AGAINST raw/barf pet feeding the organisation states..."https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3003575/ "there is a lack of large cohort studies to evaluate risk or benefit of raw meat diets fed to pets"

astonishing ! I only discovered this report 3rd June 2017

What do other major Health Professional Organisations to do with Pet Animals say officially ?

What do the experts say about feeding pets raw diets?  Just because wild animals eat raw meats does not imply that these foods are safe! 
A number of professional associations have condemned the practice of feeding raw food to dogs and cat: 

AVMA Leadership

AVMA Officers

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Past proponents of raw food diets believed that this was the healthiest food choice for pets. It was also assumed that feeding such a diet would cause no harm to other animals or to humans. There have subsequently been multiple studies showing both these premises to be false. Based on overwhelming scientific evidence, AAHA does not advocate or endorse feeding pets any raw or dehydrated nonsterilized foods, including treats that are of animal origin.

Homemade raw food diets are unsafe because retail meats for human consumption can be contaminated with pathogens. Studies that have been done on both commercially available and homemade raw protein diets have found a high percentage (30–50 percent) of them contaminated with pathogenic organisms, and up to 30 percent of the dogs fed such diets may shed pathogenic organisms in their stool. Many of the pathogens found in raw protein diets can be transmitted to the human population by contact with the food itself, pet, or environmental surfaces. A disturbing number of these organisms have also been shown to be resistant to multiple antimicrobials.

Raw protein diets are now demonstrated to be a health risk for several groups, including:

People at highest risk of serious disease from the enteric pathogens found in raw diets include those that are very young, old, or immune-compromised. These are the very groups that are the focus of most animal-assisted intervention (AAI) programs. It is especially important that therapy pets involved in AAI not be fed raw protein diets.

AAHA is committed to the human community, the veterinary medical profession, our AAHA hospitals, and the patients we serve in recommending the best known medical practices using evidence-based medicine. We value the relationships between our pets and their families, along with the positive impact that they have on the larger population, such as in AAI programs. Feeding a raw protein diet no longer concerns only each individual pet, but has become a larger community health issue; for this reason, AAHA can no longer support or advocate the feeding of raw protein diets to pets.

The American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP) and the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV) have both endorsed this statement.
 


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Adopted by the American Animal Hospital Association Board of Directors, October 2011."

CAPC, an independent council established to create guidelines for the optimal control of internal and external parasites that threaten the health of pets and people, brings together broad expertise in parasitology, internal medicine, public health, veterinary law, private practice and association leadership. Initially convened in 2002, CAPC was formed with the express purpose of changing the way veterinary professionals and pet owners approach parasite management, via best practices that better protect pets from parasitic infections while reducing the risk of zoonotic parasite transmission.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST ! AAFCO DETAILS...

All countries have food regulatory organisations that approve or dismiss petfoods.

Therefore...once a PETFOOD is on sale in any country that means it has passed those petfood standards.

What kind of DETAILS are used ? the best publically available DETAILS of what NUTRIENTS need to be in PETFOODS are provided by AAFCO. the USA petfood governing body.

https://www.aafco.org/Portals/0/SiteContent/Regulatory/Committees/Model-Bills-and-Regulations/Reports/MBRC_minutes_Attachment_A.pdf

Now anyone...just going out and buying slabs of animal flesh and bones and shoving that in their pet cat or dog foods...CANNOT know what percentage protein and minerals and vitamins etc that slab of flesh has in it ! cooking DESTROYS TAURINE, FREEZING DESTROYS TAURINE... and raw flesh has not got enough taurine in it nowadays to be sufficient without adding SUPPLEMENTARY TAURINE that all the cat raw feeding companies if sensible recommend ! and the news to most is that these Taurine supplements are VEGAN ! why  ? bcause it is too expensive to obtain Taurine from flesh for supplements for petfoods. 50 percent of the world Taurine produced synthetically is in fact produced for PETFOODS.

·       ( “In 1993, about 5,000–6,000 tons of taurine were produced for commercial purposes: 50% for pet food and 50% in pharmaceutical applications”

(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TaurineAnd I end on a quote of a major CAT RAW FEEDING company…”The Association of American Feed Control Officials, or AAFCO, recommends the minimum allowance of taurine for wet food to be 0.2% on a dry matter basis. The chance is that this amount might be covered by the natural taurine in meat alone, but due to a significant amount of variability of taurine concentrations in meat, high taurine solubility in water, danger of delay in exhibiting clinical signs of taurine deficiency and the fact that taurine supplementation is relatively safe with no reports of any issues associated with taurine overdose, it might be beneficial to always have a small amount of taurine excess in your cat's diet”

FEEDING CATS VEGAN TAURINE IS THE NORM for aiming at healthy cats !

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COPY OF POST PASTED INTO VEGAN UK 8th June 2018 just before 20.00 hours in the FILES section.

Noelle Obcarskas uploaded a file in the group: Vegan UK.

Just now · 

Vegan Petfood Information for UK pet owners. Suppliers in the UK and worldwide for Dogs, Cats, Ferrets.

Petfoods. Cat Dog Ferret Petfood issues and supplies of Vegan Petfood.
The average non vegan human over a lifetime consumes about 22 thousand animals for food. Dogs and cats have much shorter lives…but still if fed non vegan can cause the deaths of thousands of animals each, most of which are decisions that humans make for them nothing to do with any choice of theirs since they have no choices about where they live go out etc.

How 1 pet fed vegan can save the lives of 3000 animals over it’s lifetime if not fed RAW

or 900 animals if not fed standard non vegan but 80 percent veggies and 20 percent animal flesh kibble or wetfood.

COMMON MYTHS DEBUNKED explained about Vegan Petfoods: see below in file doc.

Here are some hard facts. And please someone explain if possible …why a so called VEGAN would believe in defiance of the world vet organisations advice…that feeding as some boast they do…RAW to their dogs and cats is ethically justifiable ? or even nutritionally justifiable ? well that last question should be addressed not to me I suggest but the world vet organisations who make such strong criticisms of all raw petfood diets !

In short…3000 animals over the lifetime of 1 PET would be killed to feed RAW. USING the provided link on quantities etc to feed an average pet by the raw petfood promoters websites clearly publically visible.
900 animals bred and killed to feed a pet if fed the 80 percent veggies and 20 percent flesh or crap ground bones content kibble and wet non vegan standard foods.

Can any “vegan” explain how this can be justified morally ? It is HUMANS who make the decisions…about everything about the life of a PET…where they live…how they live…what they eat…so ? explain how one can call oneself VEGAN if one is choosing to take the lives of so many animals for just 1 PET animal that has been proven to have no need to live off other animals’ lives ?

I am an accountant. Numbers matter to me. I see no logic in killing an animal to feed another animal when I know that is not necessary…let alone thousands of animals over 1 pet’s lifetime.

Some more WORLD VET ORGANISATIONS views links and quotes provided in file attached doc.

If I had found any making statements AGAINST VEGAN DIETS I would have included those links…they have had PLENTY TIME to have done so by now.

And not all links to informations found but many here listed also…
http://vegan-information.com/Vegan_Dogs_and_Cats.html

There are Facebook groups also for more information and experiences of Vegan Cat, Vegan dog and Vegan Ferret owners. Easy to find in Facebook using those key words.

I do not wish for discussion on why the world top vet organisations ALL strongly criticise Raw Petfoods based on animal flesh here. That discussion i suggest anyone interested take up with those organisations whose links I provide here...the UK Vet Organisation ruling body is included of course in all those world vet organisations who DISAPPROVE of raw feeding of pets and have NOTHING adverse to say about VEGAN PETFOODS approved by UK regulatory food agencies.

This is for INFORMATION purposes as it is clear many people are unaware of the position of the UK Vet and Food agencies governing petfoods position on vegan petfoods or raw flesh animal petfoods.

ps I turned off commenting on this post. It is to share information for people to learn as stated. I have no wish to receive the usual animal abuser incorrect accusations one sometimes gets from ignorant of the legal term animal abuse under UK Laws or need to explain those here. That is not my job. Thank you.

Petfoods for vegans dogs cats ferrets etc.docx · version 1

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 In the minds of people...VEGANS INCLUDED often...PETS and WILDLIFE labelled animals lives are WORTH MORE than FARM ANIMALS. Proven time and time again by the fact PETS are supported by the killing of masses of other animals to feed them. I saw...several WILDLIFE cooing posts in that group also ...someone petting a WILD SWAN...got 300 odd LIKES and loves...a post on a FARM ANIMAL TURKEY got ? some 30 reactions only in comparison. QED.

One of the problems of "cute" pet pictures ...dogs...cats...or Esther the Wonder Pig the Wonder Pig is that peope react by...oooh i want one too ! good for rescues often but in reality as Esther and my post ref my 4 rescued by buying them Christmas, Thanksgiving Turkeyssay...it is impractical to keep a farm breed animal often...harder work than a "payback" practical to walk on leads and have in house housetrained dog or cat. What we want is...for people to STOP buying their dead bodies...for themselves or their pet dogs and cats....by respecting the right to life of those animals and the right to not be brought into existance by humans.

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Added comments AFTER posting this doc and having had it deleted in some Vegan UK Facebook groups. NOT ALL deleted it I add from the FILES section I thought it useful to simply have for information to Vegans and Non Vegans alike.

Maybe ONE DAY…this DOC FILE…which I suggest should be CLOSED for any commenting as soon as posted…WILL be provided as INFORMATION for each person to simply read…research further…ask questions of the authors etc …and MAKE THEIR OWN MINDS UP as to what they wish to believe and practise.

i exited Vegan Uk yesterday...after admin deleted 2 times simply a file with refs on vegan pets nutrition links...i also got several hate private messages on about me being an animal abuser for not killing this turkey to feed my vegan dogs and cats. that is the choice of course...that many make willingly and tell others to make...kill the turkeys...the 300 000 rabbits per year and other animals the uk puts in petfoods bred specifically for that....and keep 1 pet alive on hundreds of deaths...and call yourself a VEGAN as some do who do that and actually feed RAW TURKEYS to their pet dog or cat. 3000 chicken size animals deaths over an average dog life of 15 years are caused by a RAW petfood diet fyi. 900 is fed the standard 80 percent veggies anyway and 20 percent low grade crap not fit for humans animal content kibbles etc.

The definition of being Vegan last i read was...to cause the LEAST harm. so ? it is a NUMBERS issue. HOW MANY DEATHS ? 1 "PET" or 3000 Chickens ? simple enough to understand. And when...someone simply posts links file for INFORMATION needs of those not realising...no world vet organisation approves but strongly disapproves of RAW feeding of pet dogs and cats and no world vet organisation has made any criticism of Vegan diets for dogs and cats pets ...and that file is deleted...one has to realise...Vegan named groups are full of non vegans and admins too are not interested in vegan information.

Maybe ONE DAY…this DOC FILE…which I suggest should be CLOSED for any commenting as soon as posted…WILL be provided as INFORMATION for each person to simply read…research further…ask questions of the authors etc …and MAKE THEIR OWN MINDS UP as to what they wish to believe and practise.

THIS post got 30 likes or so compared to a Wild Swan petting post o 300 Likes. Says it all hey.

Vegan Vegan UK Facebook group turkey post.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/vegangroupuk/permalink/675419942800882/

Noelle Obcarskas is in Chester, Cheshire.

Why nobody loves me. A Farm Animal's thoughts.

1, I am ugly.
2. I am not easily house trained.
3. I am not easy to have as a handbag accessory on a lead to march alongside a human where they want to go.
4. I am defenseless and easy to kill and feed to humans and other unlike me loved pet cats and dogs i am just one of many, not worth their lives to humans.
5. I am not "sexy" like big elephants and tigers and lions even hedgehogs and foxes to coo over by humans as a wildlife species.

I am...a Frankenstein unnatural breed of animal...designed by humans...unable to fly as my long ago remote ancesters could...I feel pain in my legs as my body is designed to be too heavy for them to support so that my body has more "flesh" on it to use for humans and their loved pets food.

I have arthritus age 6 months old when i am usually killed or for life if I ever live longer than 6 months. Chickens are killed age 6 weeks old adult size due to human designed breeds and fed fattening fast foods humans have created unnaturally for us with antibiotics etc in them and suffer the same problems too.

I live with a kitten who is 8 months old ! and 2 dogs ages 8 and 7 years old ! they have lived THAT LONG on their vegan diets..how lucky they are...and how lucky I am to have lived also 8 months old ! I think looking at the kitten...you got to live to 8 months old...on a vegan diet...and ME TOO ! aren't we lucky.

It is normal for me to be killed at age 6 months old apparently. Well kitten of 8 months old...you be thankful too that we both have lived so long is all I can say.

Christmas. The ugly turkey. The designed by humans unnatural farm animal. Lying down for a rest after hobbling painfuly on her painful legs under too heavy body.

Let us all be thankful for every day every month that we have lived so far. It is more than we deserved of course.

My life is equal in value to the life of my companion kitten and dogs to the human who feeds us.

I do not get any choice over what i eat of course. The human feeds me. That is why i have lived so long. That is what humans do. They decide how we live and what we eat and when we die.

Christmas. The ugly turkey. The designed by humans unnatural farm animal. I just wish...i had a better label than "Farm Animal" meaning fodder like "pet" or "wildlife" . Then people might love or respect me equally.

speciesism. like racism. i understand we all would instinctively avoid driving over a dog or any animal on the road...that if an animal is in our faces we would not want to harm or kill her or him. however it is so easy to dismiss ugly farm animals as "meant" to be bred and killed for humans or some pet dog or cat in huge numbers.

so often...i have been called an "animal abuser" for feeding my dogs and cat vegan. and those very same people therefore logically think nothing of me killing my turkeys to feed the cat or dog when they are not sick and eating vet approved vegan food ? the other lashout is get a rabbit do not own a cat or dog ...but those too are bred and killed for petfoods...why is it that people think it is ok if we personally do not do the killing or do not see these animals being killed ? walk on the other side of the road...is what i think of those attitudes of get a rabbit not a cat or dog that live fine vegan. i will NOT walk on the other side of the road or pass the responsibility of death to others....

i TAKE that responsibility...i make the choice and will kill..and decide...based on numbers...who lives and who dies is my ultimate response. WHO DO I LOVE MOST AND WHY ? could be another criteria for me deciding which of my "pets" i would kill and which I would keep alive...

and...THERE is the truth of the matter...a CAT or a DOG is easier to love and more PRACTICAL than a turkey or farm animal. I can walk down the road and people coo and love to make nice comments about my dogs and cat...these turkeys ? they at best LAUGH, at worst say...yum yum makes me think of FOOD. yes i have had those comments. I replied ? EAT YOUR DOG OR CAT the legs will have more meat on than turkey legs flesh.

Then if as happened on youtube the person gets annoyed saying i am nuts it is NORMAL to eat turkeys i end up having to delete the comments and ban them.

It is NOT NORMAL or NATURAL for HUMANS to breed or provide food to ANY other animal

To BREED animals to feed another animal is morally WRONG and to pay someone ELSE to do the killing is morally wrong also. Those are the morals I apply to myself. Other people ? can do as they please. They are not my business. I judge only myself not others and suggest others try to do the same. YOU take responsibility and do not lecture others about who should live and die is my view

I asked my father...Father Change my Name...the one I am using now is covered up with fear and filth and cowardice and shame...(change my name / label from FARM ANIMAL to "PET" or "WILDLIFE" ) https://youtu.be/TQIRVePuCB8

N.B. Nota Bene...The great news was the INPUT and help from another Vegan group called Vegan Friendly Lithuania...they reminded me to add the AAFCO details link and the TAURINE explanation links. I of COURSE posted my MADE IN LITHUANIA biggest Belgian Shepherd in the WORLD vegan dog SAKALAS meaning FALCON in Lithuania where he was born lol !  what a STAR ! a disgrace to the Belgian Shepherd breed world as 6cm TALLER than the max Breed Standard he is 76cm to the shoulder lol...on a VEGAN DIET ! the Ugly Duckling turned not into a Beautiful Swan but a MONSTER VEGAN lol He is a CESTRIAN now too...that means "Resident of Chester" in Cheshire England near Wales, Gymru/ Cymru pronounced Kimroo. NON NATIVE GONE NATIVE lol. He is entitled...to have the name CESTRIAN as he lives here. I am not sure...if the word CESTRIAN is pronounced KESTRIAN or SESTRIAN i do admit...maybe my Chester City group members will advise me of this...https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156811285279131&set=pcb.2107799416171556&type=3&theater&ifg=1  I can add that Chester has the claim to fame of the World's Biggest Belgian Shepherd btw now. Many mistake him for a Newfoundland dog breed due to him being a Giant of a dog lol. i am a bit sad...homesick...contact and thoughts with and of Lietuva, Lithuania...made me sad to realise i am not there to hear the royal racket din of the frogs in my lakes...the birdsong all night as the sun hardly sets in summers there...and my land. our land.

Now. I think like most vegans that IGNORANCE is why anyone doesn't make CHANGES needed to anything in our lives. I like most was IGNORANT of even the way cows milk didn't just flow on tap without producing babies that were taken away AT ONCE and KILLED ! or that male baby chickens are ground up ALIVE as part of the EGG industry ! this is barbaric ! but when you don't realise...that animals bred today are FREAKS that suffer pain in chests and legs as part of the norm of their aweful purpose of existence we human farmers have done to get more money out of these verbally handicapped living creatures...well...ignorance about WE DONT NEED THEM AS FOOD even as it is POISONING us...

My email is... admin@vegan-information.com

Page Sections will include...with HUMOUR and PICTURES and VIDEOS...LINKS mostly to useful further readings...regarding vegan,veganism,information,reasons,links,animals,cruelty,food,health,diet,environment,starvation

Reasons WHY....

How and why I personally became/went Vegan...

Millennials Driving the Future Move to a Vegan World Children of the Future

Breaking News

Wildlife_extinction_decline_Animal_Agriculture_Causes (land used to grow  GMO farm animal food, excrement pollution of water killing marine life, climate change)

GOT THE VEGAN TSHIRT ! VEGAN SWEATSHIRT AND VEGAN HOODIE ! where I found my favorites...practical !

VEGAN VULTURE !  Gypohierax angolensisPalm Nut Vulture.

Fun stuff...how one UK Supermarket Tesco desperately tries to save the falling massively dairy industry rip off cruel unhealthy industry with misleading adverts lol !

  Health Reasons Facts for Veganism and a special page for Where do you/ I get your/my Protein from ?

https://goveganworld.com/download-free-vegan-guide/

Environmental Reasons for Veganism

WHY NOT VEGAN arguments and reasons given

Religious Reasons for Veganism in 1 word it is COMPASSION/LOVE..start page...16th feb  2017

Vegan Food Labelling in UK British Supermarkets...7th March 2017 in one word..is a "MESS". Label with "WHITE V and word VEGAN underneath" or buy Raw and learn to cook delicious food and spirulla it.

Vegan Organisations Links

VALENTINES day, Easter Egg and other Vegan Chocolates

Spanish_Vegan_Food_la_Buenaventura

Vegan Books Vegan Cooking Books and Vegan Guides Free, Cheap and Normal prices

Pets_are_not_vegan_domestic_animals_freedom.html

Vegan Cats and Dogs Thriving on healthy Vegan plant based food

http://bitesizevegan.com/

FOOD ! British SUPERMARKET pictures of Vegan Food Finds lol ! started 6th Mar 2017 to sort out more...

Vegan Events Festivals Vegfests 2017

Other page links to come, vegan athletes, vegan videos of animal agriculture realities, famous people vegans etc

One to tickle the fancy started.. Living Role model .Body Builder Personal Trainer Hin Chun Chui

Vegan Athletes

Industry Specific Pages to be done...Dairy, Meat, Poultry, Fish, Insects, Clothing Fur and Leather, Cosmetics

Mostly simple MEME PICTURE pages with clear concise messages and links to other pages of information facts

Milk_Dairy_Industry_Realities    Fish Realities

Milk_Dairy_Realities.html

Poultry Chicken  Duck Quail Turkey Pheasant Grouse Farm Realities

Those are the NICE pages, then there are THE DARK SIDE PAGES. Links to show the hidden truths and realities.

The Dark Side. Meet your Meat, Fish, Milk and Egg realities.

http://www.80spopanimals.com/farmanimals

Meat and using animals is a choosing to make a choice to kill someone else...that involves taking away choice...from the victim.

http://vegan-information.com/Animals_Killed_for_food.html

vegan-information.com/Abolitionist_Vegan_Quotes.html

BREAKING NEWSFLASH 22 NOVEMBER 2017...not only in Knightsbridge is there now growing VEGAN FOOD in supermarkets ROSSETT VILLAGE STORES in NORTH WALES CYMRU  EUROPE before BREXIT also ! The Future is...VEGAN !  

CHRISTMAS RESCUED TURKEYS arrive in Pulford Chester Cheshire to become VEGAN ACTIVISTS..time people got to know WHO was that unrecognisable piece of dead body on their plates that they do not need to live healthily...http://vegan-information.com/Black_Christmas_Bronze_Turkeys_Vegan_Activists.html we do not realise or associate what we eat with a living person. TOFURKY is EASILY far tastier and healthier than dead bodies as food ! 

Peace on Earth...starts with removing VIOLENCE from our plates. Christma, Xmas, Hannuka etc religious festivals if celebrations of DEATH on PLATES are irrelevant.  Peace_on_Earth.html

Little Tyke was a Vegan Lioness by choice ...famous in the USA...ALL animals can become VEGAN it is all about nutrition needs to thrive ! http://vegan-information.com/Vegan_Rescue_Kitten_New_Little_Tyke_Midnight_Hannukah_Capricorn.html

Webpage created start date 12th Feb 2017. It doesn't matter what we think most people currently think or do...if we think we can do something good even if we think it small and insignificant...it makes a difference. As the fairy queen said to Frodo in the Lord of the Rings...even the smallest person in the world can make a difference. ONE makes a difference. of about 11 thousand killed land animals and 10 thousand marine animals totalling 22 THOUSAND ANIMALS BRED AND KILLED for 1 human flesh eater lifetime, just for FOOD ! Totally unnecessarily. Just to put a FIGURE to what 1 PERSON can achieve ! SUCCESS !

Every time we refuse to buy a dead animal product we affect the future avoidable deaths of those bred in the future. Vote with our Wallets and Demand Non Animal, Healthy, Natural Food as much as possible.

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