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2007 Pet food recall victims remembered

Posted: 15 Mar 2010 10:06 PM PDT

pet food recall victims remembered at memorial to cats and dogs that died from melamine tainted pet food in 2007The massive pet food recall in 2007 left thousands of pets dead, and countless others with life-long illnesses. Most pet food companies went back to business as usual even as people were burying their dead pets or making changes in their lives to care for pets who will suffer for the rest of their lives. In many ways, these pets have been forgotten by all but the people who love them.

Not everyone has forgotten though.

A five acre area in Keystone Lake, Oklahoma has been donated by a family that was affected by the pet food recall. They’ve set aside the land to be used as a way for people to remember the pets they lost or those who are still suffering from illnesses caused by the melamine poisoned food. The land, known as Vindication, will give pet owners a place to have a stone memorial to their pet, at no cost to the pet owner.

From the 2007 melamine pet food recall alone, some estimates are as high as 300,000 U.S. and Canadian pets became sick, died, or are still fighting kidney disease. Countless thousands more pets have become sick from recalls or silent recalls of tainted pet food since.

No laws have changed, no lawsuits have been settled, none responsible have been jailed.  No one has told us how many died or remains sick; no one tells us how many continue to become sick and/or die from new recalls.  Today, with numerous silent recalls (pet foods being removed from store shelves without an official public recall) we barely even know the partial truth of pet food risks. Many pet foods continue to import inferior ingredients, continue to violate Federal Food Safety Laws, continue killing and sickening pets. Pet Owners have written letters to Congress, begged pet loving Celebrities, pleaded with Federal Officials for change. Time and time again we’ve been ignored.


Vindication is ours.  As you read this Vindication is being sculpted by the donors into flowering gardens with handmade stones lining the cascading pathways.  Careful selections of flowers are being chosen; flowers will bloom both day and night.  At the very front of our land will be 16 handmade stones circled into the pathw ay beginning.  These 16 stones signify the 16 "official" pets that died at Menu Foods testing laboratory long before the deadliest recall in world history was announced.

Read more about Vindication and how victims of the 2007 pet food recall will be remembered at Truth About Pet Food.

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