Government Barking Up The Wrong Tree On Fat Pets
written by Catherine O’Driscoll, Canine Health Concern
New codes of practice state that people who refuse to put seriously fat pets on a diet could be prosecuted under the Animal Welfare Act, facing a fine of up to £20,000 or 12 months in jail. Proposed legislation fails to take into account the role of the pet food manufacturing industry, which sells junk food laden with unnecessary grains and sugars. Junk food causes obesity in pets.
The result of poor quality junk foods are just the same for pets as they are for humans. You end up with obese but malnourished individuals, prone to chronic illness and early death.
Dogs and cats are carnivores. If left to their own devices, their diet would consist of small to medium-sized prey. However, the pet food industry ensures that dogs and cats now eat [...]
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