Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Current Pet Food Deaths: Over 3,000 deaths and counting

From petconnection.com today on the numbers...

As of 5:12 a.m.. PT: 3,057 pets have been reported as deceased to our PetConnection database. Of these, 1,657 are cats, and 1,400 are dogs.


Every time we see the 12-14-16 “official” number of dead pets the FDA has reported in the media … we wonder what happened to the ability of most in the media to report a story.

The Oregon state health veterinarian reports 35 dead pets, and Oregon has 1.2 percent of the U.S. population.

Now, the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association is reporting 38 dead pets, and Michigan has 3.4 percent of the U.S. population.

The Veterinary Information Network has reported numbers that suggest deaths in the thousands, as the L.A. Times and NBC News have reported.

Even the FDA will no longer speculate on the numbers dead, saying in a media conference last Friday that more than 8,800 reports had been made to the FDA, but ” we have not had the luxury of confirming these reports.”

So … can we get off the 16? Most of those animals died in the feeding trial, by the way.